Saturday, 2 April 2022

RH&DR 95th Anniversary Steam And Diesel Gala

The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway “95th Anniversary” Steam and Diesel Gala will be taking place on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May 2022. 

For this event all available RH&DR steam locomotives will be in service plus diesels J B Snell and Shelagh of Eskdale, which is on long-term loan from the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.

Trains will be running continuously throughout the weekend, starting Saturday morning and running through the night ending on Sunday evening. With a mix of passenger & freight services there will be plenty of things to keep visitors occupied during the day and night. 
Visit the RH&DR website nearer the Gala, for both the Public and Enthusiasts timetables.

This year’s visiting engines are
River Irt from Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Co.Ltd

This loco - previously named Muriel - is also celebrating 95 years since it was given a new locomotive-type boiler and at the same time the frames were extended for the rear truck, a small cab and a 6-wheel tender were added in place of the side-tanks.

Katie from Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Co.Ltd 🚂

Katie is an 0-4-0 steam tank locomotive and was built in 1896 by the engineer Sir Arthur Heywood for use on the Duke of Westminster’s private railway at his Eaton Hall estate, Cheshire.
Katie cannot operate underneath RH&DR bridges, due to the loco being higher than clearance heights for RH&DR locos, however, she will be steaming between New Romney Station stopping before Romney Warren Halt

Stay and play - weekend tickets are now available for £45 per adult saving £3.00.

Want to travel in style? ‘Gladys’ the Bar Car, will be available to hire for both days individually, via the railway auction.

All times, locomotive turns and event details are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

The RH&DR runs 14.5 miles between Hythe and Dungeness
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RH&DR website here