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A beautiful summer day, a rural station on a heritage railway line.  What more could the enthusiast ask for!  This video is of the 11.10 departure from Northiam.  On the engines passing note the very short wheelbase and the fact that the driving connecting rod is fixed to the rear wheel of the three driving wheels.  This short wheelbase made the engines ideal for travelling over sharply curved track. Afternoon on the same day and No 65 departs Bodiam with the 2.15 to Tenterden.  If you haven't visited this railway have a holiday in the south of England and go there.  It's a very relaxing day out!
Still at Bodiam, the 2.20 DMU train from Tenterden arrives at Bodiam on time at 3.10.  Another rural station, another set of level crossing gates to close.  I was also beginning to think it must have been a top secret train, a s the man with the green flag kept it well hidden for quite a time! Seen from the viewing platform Terrier Tank 0-6-0 No 32678 sits in the shed yard at Rolvenden looking every bit like the Southern Region branch line engine that it is.  A history of the engine and the incredible mileage it clocked up can be found on this link to the 'The Terrier Trust' web pages
The view of some magnificently restored coaching stock at Tenterden From the same location the Brighton Terrier No 3 Bodiam former BR No. 32670 also sits in the yard.  This engine is jointly owned by The Terrier Trust and the Kent and East Sussex Railway.  For more information on this engine follow the link to the KESR
Tenterden station with all the vital ingredients of a rural station>  That is a single platform and run round loop, signal box and level crossing.  It's all there on this great railway. Text 8
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