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Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway

The Steam Trains can be caught at Northiam and Tenterden .



here for the Kent & East Sussex Railway web site.

The Kent and East Sussex Railway is a living and fully working museum preserved by volunteers and enthusiasts. The track runs for 10 miles from Bodiam in Sussex to Tenterden in Kent.

Your train could be pulled by a small tank engine built in 1909, an ex-Army locomotive, an industrial engine saved from an ironstone quarry, a fine tender engine from Norway, or a locomotive designed by the Great Western Railway.

The small but powerful steam engines work hard on the sharp curves and steep gradients and then through the beautiful country between stations. Buy your tickets at a restored country station then soak up the atmosphere, and savour the sights, sounds and smells of steam travel in coaches which may be Victorian or from the 1930's or 1950's.

The line was built in 1896 by Colonel Stevens a railway entrepreneur of the time, who took up the advantages offered by the 1896 Light Railways Act.

The railway was built a cheaply as possible, this often meant stations miles away from the villages they were meant to serve.

The track now runs from Tenterden to Bodiam Castle and joint discounted tickets are available .

Opening times:

For details of special events and timetables phone 01580-766428,
or visit one of our stations.

 

Villages Referenced

Tenterden Rolvenden Layne Northiam Bodiam

 
       
 
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