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Tenterden Terrier

Terrier Number 10 - Summer 1976

Tenterden Terrier Number 10Number 10 – Summer 1976

The Poppy Appeal Special
A special train, hauled by USA locomotive No. 22 ‘Maunsell’, was run on 2 November 1975 for the Norbury branch of the Royal British Legion

Memories of Salford Terrace
Charles F. Klapper
The author recalls his friendship with Colonel Stephens, which began with a visit to his offices at 23 Salford Terrace, Tonbridge in the mid-1920s.  See also letter from H.C. Casserley referring to this article (Tenterden Terrier No. 11, p.16, Winter 1976)

The Wittersham Extension Project
Michael Hart
The Project Manager describes how the railway from Newmill bridge to Wittersham Road station is being rebuilt with the help of a grant from the Manpower Services Commission under the Job Creation Programme.  Also includes an artist’s impression of the completed station by Clifford Mason

From our ticket collection – The number one passenger
Robin Doust
Illustrates and describes Colonel Stephens’ aluminium free passes (each No. 1) for the K&ESR, the East Kent, the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire and the Weston Clevedon & Portishead

One year’s hard labour
John Weller
Describes a year’s work with the permanent way relaying gang, mainly resleepering from Rolvenden towards Wittersham Road

Personalities of Colonel Stephens’ railways – Percy Sheppard of the Rye & Camber Tramway
John Miller
Interview with Percy Sheppard, who worked on the Rye & Camber Tramway shortly before the Great War, and then from about 1920 to 1029

On the level
Stephen Garrett
The legal consequences of a collision between a K&ESR train and a motor van driven by Mr Matson in 1916 on the level crossing at Biddenden station

From the railway archives – the young apprentice
A photograph of H.F. Stephens on the footplate of Metropolitan Railway ‘A’ class 4-4-0T No. 20 when he was an apprentice in the Locomotive Department at Neasden