Railway wheels out its golden oldies
THE Kent & East Sussex Railway starts its 2009 season with a Small Engines Weekend this Saturday and Saturday. The event at Tenterden station will feature its oldest locomotive – Bodiam, an 1872 vintage Terrier – and the P Class which is 100 years old. The P Class was built at Ashford works and entered service the South East and Chatham Railway. It worked the SevenoaksOtford line and was based in Tonbridge. It was hired to the Kent & East Sussex Railway in 1936, but in 1961 it was sold to James Hodson & Son at Robertsbridge. It was bought for use on K&ESR in 1970.
More information about the weekend from the railway on 01580 765155.