Kent & East Sussex Railway

Kent & East Sussex Railway

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The Kent & East Sussex Railway is the country’s finest example of a rural light railway. We will be travelling behind a vintage steam locomotive through the pretty countryside beside the river Rother. The picturesque line weaves between Tenterden and Bodiam for 11½ miles and enables visitors to experience travel and service from a bygone age aboard beautifully restored coaches and locomotives dating from Victorian times.

Date/Time: Wednesday, 11th September 2019 at 10:40

Location: Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, TN30 6HE

Price: £15 per person (Retiree and guest £30)

Event Organiser: Derrick Daines

Tenterden Town Station is the main headquarters for the heritage railway, with a book and gift shop, plus a café.

Your train ticket will allow you travel on any train out in the morning from Tenterden station on any of the three trains departing between 10.40 am to 13.15 pm. The journey takes 45 minutes, travelling through the Rother Valley and culminating with a lovely view of Bodiam Castle (see picture above) just before we arrive at Bodiam station. Depending on the train you use, you may have time to walk down the lane to visit the National Trust Bodiam Castle or look at the Edith Cavell exhibition in Bodiam station yard (this exhibition was visited by Michael Portillo’s BBC TV Great Railway Journeys programme).

The return train we have booked is the 14.18 pm from Bodiam where there will be an afternoon tea served on board in the restaurant car (included in the ticket price). This train will arrive back at Tenterden at 15.07 pm. The Ashford designer outlet shopping centre is 12 miles from Tenterden which may be an interesting route back to the motorway for your journey home.

NOTE: Online Booking and Online Payment is available for this event (however, a stamped addressed envelope is still required for sending you the tickets).

Your committee contact for this event is Derrick Daines

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