Custodians of locomotives No 3 "Bodiam" and No 32678

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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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No 3 in Tenterden High StreetTERRIER 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 programmee.  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

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 Portilloup a tasty treat to photographers taking part in a special photocharter with 32678 on Friday 22 February.  FULL STORY AND MORE PICTURES HERE

32678 stars alongside Michael Portillo in Great British Railway Journeys

One of the Trust's two "Terriers", No 32678, has a starring role in the latest episode of the popular BBC 2 series Great British Railway Journeys. The show airs on BBC2 at 6.30pm on 22 February and is then available on iPlayer. FULL STORY HERE

32678 to Join Centenary Celebrations for 376 "Norwegian"

32678 is to take part in celebrations to mark the 100th Birthday of K&ESR shedmate No 376 "Norwegian".  The K&ESR's only tender engine was built in 1919 for use in Norway and spent some if it's career on snowplough duties within the Arctic Circle including working a line that has a station called "Hell"! FULL STORY HERE