RH&DR Gala May 2019


Steve's 009 and 09 Adventure

Last Sunday I visited the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway Gala. The ‘star’ of the event was Whillan Beck, a locomotive originally built by Krauss & Co. in Munich, Germany in 1929 and recently restored by the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Preservation Society. It was one of 15 locomotives built by Krauss from a design by Roland Martens for use in ‘Liliputbahn’ – temporary railways in public exhibitions.

Sold to an exhibition in Spain in 1929, it ran until 1932. It was stored in Spain until the early 2000s, when it was partly restored. The R&ER brought the loco at the end of 2015, transferred it to the UK where it was fully restored by Old Hall Engineering of Cumbria. They did a fantastic job!

I arrived for the first train of the day and found Hercules waiting in the platform.

Whillan Beck emerged from the shed and took on…

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Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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