Custodians of locomotives No 3 "Bodiam" and No 32678

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THE TERRIER TRUST

The Terrier Trust is the custodian of two Victorian steam locomotives that can be seen at the Kent & East Sussex Railway.  Almost uniquely in preservation, the pair have spent the majority of their working lives hauling trains on this delightful, rural railway which was associated with "Terriers" before its closure and reinvention as a popular heritage railway.

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32670 and church   Ralph Tilley 23 4 201132678 to Star at Avon Valley Railway Gala

32678 will become the first Terrier to visit the Avon Valley Railway when she heads to the Bristol-based line this Autumn to take a lead role at the railway's End of Season Gala on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November.  Further details to follow.

 

Locomotives' Long-Term Future Secured

The Trust has concluded new agreements with the K&ESR for both No 3 “Bodiam” and No 32678. The arrangements secure the long-term future of both Terriers and will ensure that both will continue to be a feature of the line on which they have operated since 1901 and 1940 respectively. FULL STORY HERE

 

Exciting Plans for 2018

32678's duties this year will include heading “The Mixed” a series of TTT-sponsored days that will see the reintroducion of unusual trains that were once a common sight on the K&ESR.  The practice combining passenger and goods workings into one train as a cost saving measure will be recreated on four off-peak Saturdays – 12 May, 9 June, 8 September and 9 October.  FULL STORY HERE

 

Trust Helps K&ESR Mark Colonel Stephens' 150th Anniversary

On 12th May 2018, there was a celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Colonel Stephens who was the Engineer, Locomotive Superintendent, and Managing Director of the Kent & East Sussex RailwayFULL STORY HERE