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Kent historic railway trusts and appeals given a boost from Colonel Stephens Society

Contributed by editor on Feb 28, 2018 - 01:30 PM


By Dana Wiffen
For all you railway buffs who regularly log in to the Hawkinge Gazette to read about the county and country's heritage lines, here is news of donations to two Kent historic lines, one in Wales and another on the Isle of Wight.

Folkestone bids farewell to steam locomotive Oliver Cromwell on last trip through Kent - PHOTOS

Contributed by editor on Feb 15, 2018 - 12:05 PM


By Ray Duff 

Hundreds of people, young and old gathered at stations in Kent to watch the last run through the county of steam locomotive Britannia Class 7 locomotive 70013 Oliver Cromwell yesterday, 14th February 2018.

Last chance to see Oliver Cromwell steam train at Canterbury, Dover and Folkestone

Contributed by editor on Feb 11, 2018 - 02:15 PM


By Ray Duff

The first steam hauled rail excursion through Kent this year is due to run on Wednesday 14th February (Valentine's Day).

Super fast three-hour rail service from London through Kent to Holland set to launch

Contributed by editor on Feb 11, 2018 - 12:15 PM


Folkestone based Eurotunnel is welcoming the launch of the Eurostar direct service London-Amsterdam and London-Rotterdam from 4 April 2018.

Yet more hold-ups to Thameslink rail service from Maidstone and West Kent

Contributed by editor on Jan 28, 2018 - 10:30 AM


Rail users from Maidstone & West Kent are facing up to the very real threat of services going backwards toward levels of service experienced in steam days say Lib Dems on Kent County Council.

Work begins on preparing Ashford Station for new international trains

Contributed by editor on Jan 18, 2018 - 08:05 AM


Work has begun to prepare Ashford International’s high-speed platforms for new international trains, including e320 Eurostar trains, which will safeguard direct high-speed international services from Ashford.

Stunning layouts to be displayed at Canterbury Model Railway Exhibition 2018 - THIS WEEKEND - PHOTOS

Contributed by editor on Jan 15, 2018 - 07:55 AM


Have you even wondered how you could build a realistic model railway which exhibition managers around the country request be shown at their next exhibitions?


150th Anniversary of railway pioneer Col Stephens to be held in Kent and the South of England

Contributed by editor on Jan 14, 2018 - 02:00 PM



By Dana Wiffen

Railway pioneer, Colonel Holman Fred Stephens was born on 31st October 1868 and the society bearing his name will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of his birth  this year.


Train spotters pack the platform at Folkestone West station to salute steam loco excursion - PHOTOS

Contributed by editor on Dec 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM


By Ray Duff

The Annual 'Whitecliffs Circular' 'Cathedrals Express' train steamed through Kent on Friday 22nd December, watched by crowds as she passed by or stopped at a number of stations. Top photo: Ray Duff


Christmas treat for Kent steam train enthusiasts as Xmas excursion stops at Folkestone West

Contributed by editor on Dec 21, 2017 - 11:15 AM



By Ray Duff

On Friday 22nd December the annual Cathedrals Express / Whitecliffs Circular steam hauled rail excursion, operated by Steam Dreams, is to run though Kent.


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