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Tenterden Terrier

Terrier Number 111 - Spring 2010

terrier111Number 111 - Spring 2010

From the archives – Passes for the family
John Miller
Two Shropshire & Montgomeryshire free passes for 1931 were donated to the Museum in 2006. They were given to William Davies (the station master at Maesbrook) and his wife, Gladys, and to Gladys's daughter, Edith, who used the train to attend school in Llanymynech

Long awaited green light for carriage shed extension
Graham Baldwin
The Board has approved plans to extend the Carriage & Wagon workshop at Tenterden by 100 feet

Tickets, please
Duncan Buchanan
An analysis of passenger numbers in 2009. A total of 89,909 passengers were carried, compared with 86,010 in 2008. May was particularly good, and there were only 8 days with fewer than 200 passengers

The 'pointless' siding
Chris Lowry and R.P. Halliwell
Photographs showing the construction of the slewable storage siding at Ewhurst, between Bodiam and Northiam

From the Board Room
Summarises a selection of topics discussed at meetings in September, October and November 2009

More Mark I musings
A long-standing volunteer comments on topics of recent interest, including the visit of the O1 locomotive, the vital part played by 'somebody', the number of information boards appearing, and the draft Heritage and Image Policy

The Colonel Stephens Museum goes digital
Peter Southgate
The Museum's collections and archives are being transferred to a computer-based system, using a program called Catalist

Collecting books
Brian Janes
Describes experiences in collecting a van load of books donated to the Colonel Stephens Museum by the former Railway Club in London

Obituary: Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson (1962-2009) was an expert mechanic, who was Plant Manager of the K&ESR from 1985 to 1989

Obituary: Roger Francis Willes, 'Cherry' – 1930-2009
Roger Willes joined the Southern Railway as a cleaner at Ashford in 1945, and progressed through the ranks as fireman and driver, before moving on to diesels and electrics. After retiring from British Rail, he spent nearly ten years as a volunteer driver on the K&ESR 

The chimney charter
Hugh Nightingale
A photographic charter by the Terrier Trust on 2 January 2010 used 'Terrier' No.3 'Bodiam' hauling a mixed train of the SE&CR 'Birdcage' carriage, the Tilmanstone wagon and the SE&CR goods brake van

A private owner wagon at Tenterden
Brian Janes
Describes some private owner coal wagons seen in the sidings at Tenterden in the 1920s, particularly those of the coal factors Rose, Smith and Co. One of the directors was Jesse James Smith of Morghew Hall, Tenterden 

2009 signalling course
Rachel Smith
Report on last year's signalling course, organized by course tutor Roger Temple