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Tenterden Terrier

Terrier Number 12 - Spring 1977

Tenterden Terrier Number 12Number 12 – Spring 1977

Passenger statistics – 1976
A total of 39,741 passengers were carried (17% more than in 1975) on 99 operating days

The big lift
Simon Green
Describes how the girders of the rebuilt Newmill Bridge were lowered into place in November 1976, despite torrential rain and flooding

A relic from the Potteries
Proposed purchase of a water column that stood on the platform of Shrewsbury Abbey station of the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway until 1963, for use at either Northiam or Bodiam

Bodiam by 1980?
Stephen Bennett
The Chairman of the Tenterden Railway Company outlines possible developments on the railway over the next three years

Off the rails
Archive photographs from the W.H. Austen collection showing the derailment of K&ESR 0-6-0 No. 7 ‘Rother’ and a train of ex-Great Eastern Railway four-wheeled carriages on Tenterden Bank in about 1914

From our ticket collection – A railwayman’s privilege
Robin Doust
Illustrates and describes a K&ESR employee privilege rate ticket

From Headcorn to Maidstone.  Part 1: Nineteenth century schemes (1856-1900)
Neil Rose
History of a series of proposals for railways along the Loose Valley.  The only section built was the short branch to a goods station in Tovil, opened in 1886-87

The 4 Hecates
Stephen Garrett
There were four locomotives named ‘Hecate’ on the Colonel Stephens railways: K&ESR No. 4, a Hawthorn Leslie 0-8-0T, Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway No. 2, a 0-4-2ST, a Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST of 1862, which may have been used on the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead and Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railways, and a ‘Terrier’ 0-6-0T, Shropshire & montgomeryshire Light Railway No. 7