Custodians of locomotives No 3 "Bodiam" and No 32678

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TERRIER 150 APPEAL - Help ensure No 3 Bodiam and No 2678 are in action for 2022 CAF Donate button


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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2678 Outshopped and Ready for Testing The overhaul of 2678 reached a major landmark on 17 November 2020.  READ MORE

Richard Maxwell - An Appreciation We are sorry to advise that long-standing Trustee, Richard Maxwell, passed away on 21 March 2020.  READ MORE

TERRIER 150: No. 3 Return as No 70 Poplar in Improved Engine Green Terrier No. 3 “Bodiam” is set to return to her original guise as LB&SCR No 70 “Poplar” in Stroudley’s striking ‘improved engine green’ livery when she returns to service in time for her 150th birthday in 2022. The bold move is part of the Terrier 150 programme launched jointly by co-owners The Terrier Trust and Kent & East Sussex Railway early last year. FULL STORY HERE

TERRIER 150: 2678 on Schedule for Spring Return To Steam Shed staff and volunteers at the Kent & East Sussex Railway’s Rolvenden Loco Works are making good progress with the overhaul of locomotive 2678 in readiness for the popular “Terrier” Class engine to make a return to traffic this spring – 80 years after the 1880-built veteran first arrived on the line. FULL STORY HERE

TERRIER 150: 2678 to Regain IOW Bunker The Trust's 1880-built “Terrier” locomotive, 2678, is to be fitted with an “Isle of Wight-style” bunker as part of an overhaul currently underway at Rolvenden Locomotive Works which will see her restored to her 1940 guise. FULL STORY HERE

TERRIER 150: Bodiam heads to Norfolk for overhaul

On 10 April, No. 3 Bodiam was moved from the K&ESR to the Weybourne workshops of the North Norfolk Railway for initial dismantling and thorough assessment - the first step of her overhaul, part of the ambitious Terrier 150 programme.  FULL STORY HERE

Terrier 150 Work Starts as 2678's Overhaul Commences

Staff and volunteers at the Kent & East Sussex Railway’s Rolvenden locomotive have made a start on the overhaul of Trust's locomotive No. 32678 which should see the 1880-built Terrier return to service towards the end of this year - the first element of the exciting Terrier 150 initiative.  FULL STORY HERE

 No 3 in Tenterden High Street

Trust and K&ESR Signal Start of £150,000 Fundraising Effort for Terrier 150

Terrier 150 – a £150,000 programme being compiled jointly by The Terrier Trust and K&ESR to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Terrier Class and tell their story has been previewed to Terrier Trust Members and K&ESR staff & volunteers. Terrier Trust Chairman, Tom White, presented K&ESR Chairman, Simon Marsh, with a cheque for £15,000 and The K&ESR has contributed a similar sum. FULL STORY HERE


Terrier bows out (for now) with fantastic photocharter finale

Glorious weather, a terrific Terrier and two beautifully restored Southern Railway "Maunsell" coaches dating from the 1930s, were the ingredients that combined to serve up a tasty treat to photographers taking part in a special photocharter with 32678 on Friday 22 February.  FULL STORY AND MORE PICTURES HERE