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Kent railway writer travels to the picturesque Dean Forest heritage line - PHOTOS

Contributed by editor on Aug 13, 2017 - 02:00 PM


By Dana Wiffen - Hawkinge Gazette heritage railway writer

The more well known Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway seems to get all the headlines in Gloucestershire, but heading towards the Welsh border and river Wye in the Forest of Dean is the Dean Forest Railway, another up and coming heritage line.


Closure of the Electric Railway Museum could have consequences for East Kent Railway

Contributed by editor on Aug 06, 2017 - 02:00 PM

By Dana Wiffen

Sadly the Electric Railway Museum near to Coventry Airport has been given notice to leave its site by October 8th 2017.


Rother Valley Railway Heritage Trust wins prestigious award helping Kent and Sussex rail link

Contributed by editor on Aug 03, 2017 - 11:55 PM


The Rother Valley Railway Heritage Trust has won the ICE Community Benefit Award.


From slam doors to javelins Slade Green railway depot near Dartford hosts great annual open day

Contributed by editor on Jul 30, 2017 - 02:10 PM

By Dana Wiffen

South Eastern Trains held the annual open day on the 15th July at their Slade Green Depot.


Schools out and Kent heritage lines compete for passengers over the summer holidays

Contributed by editor on Jul 23, 2017 - 01:55 PM

By Dana Wiffen

With Cream Teas being offered on the East Kent Railway and mid-week summer holiday specials running on the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway, competition is hotting up for what could be a scorcher of a summer!


Thousands celebrate Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway 90th anniversary

Contributed by editor on Jul 22, 2017 - 11:15 AM


By Ray Duff
The world's smallest public railway; the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway in Kent marked it's 90th birthday on Saturday 15th and Sunday 17th July with an anniversary weekend of specially headed trains and events.


Rail journeys delayed after train smashes into bicycle on tracks near Dover

Contributed by editor on Jul 21, 2017 - 08:29 PM


Following an obstruction on the line between Folkestone Central and Dover Priory which cut services this afternoon, all lines have now reopened. 

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