Rail­way wheels out its golden oldies

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Opinion -

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.

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