16xx 1638

THE KIND OF “ENGLISH” I WOULDN’T MIND SPEAKING MORE OFTEN!!! (FULL-SIZED TANK STEAM ENGINES!)

Loco Yard

2014 Kent and East Sussex Railway 40th Anniversary Gala Rolvenden-Tenterden Bank 16xx Pannier Tank BR 1638The picture above shows one of the highlights of a ride on the Kent and East Sussex Railway – Tenterden Bank.  The section from Rolvenden to Tenterden has an impressive gradient of 1 in 50, requiring the driver to open the regulator and fireman work very hard indeed!

Today we look at yet another star of the Kent and East Sussex Railway’s gala (click here for more).  This locomotive is an important locomotive for those of a western persuasion, as it is the only survivor of F. W. Hawksworth’s 16xx class.

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