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Tenterden Terrier

Terrier Number 51 – Spring 1990

Tenterden Terrier Number 51Number 51 – Spring 1990

Where do we go from here?
Mark Toynbee
The railway's Commercial Operations Director outlines some of the background to its present success and puts forward some personal views for the future

Sutton in Birmingham
Michael Whitehouse
Describes a visit by K&ESR 'Terrier' “Sutton” to the Birmingham Railway Museum at Tyseley in exchange for a previous loan of pannier tank No. 7752 to the K&ESR.  Includes some photographs of “Sutton” by J.A. Field

Kent & East Sussex 'worksplates'
Stephen Garrett and John Miller
Three of Colonel Stephens' railways – the K&ESR, the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire and the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead – had cast metal plates with the full name of the owning railway attached to some of their locomotives.  The Museum recently acquired a K&ESR example, probably from No. 3 “Bodiam”, and also has two examples of a similar cast iron plate for carriages or wagons

Tickets please!  An analysis of passengers carried in 1989
John Emmott
Total passengers carried increased by 4% to 69,958, although the average train loading decreased from 88 to 86

From the railway archives: The Levetts of Court Lodge Farm, Bodiam
John Miller
How a local farming family used the K&ESR

More travels in Kent & Sussex
Gordon Webb
Following a previous article (Tenterden Terrier No. 48) on references to the K&ESR in the works of the novelist Sheila Kaye-Smith, some references to other railways are mentioned

On the Level – a signalman's tale
Neil Rose
A story about a ghost train at Wittersham Road