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Kent & East Sussex Railway

March 2017 Newsletter

Flying Scotsman comes to the K&ESR!
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'Bricks Britannia' is an exhibition of stunning models, created solely from LEGO® bricks and charts the history of Britain from the Neolithic Stonehenge through to the supersonic age of Concorde.
Featuring over 30 models created by Bright Bricks (as featured in Channel 4’s Inside Lego at Christmas) and using hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks, Bricks Britannia opens on April 1st at Tenterden Town Station.The centrepiece of this amazing exhibition is an eight metre long model of Flying Scotsman, the world’s most famous steam locomotive, and Pullman cars!
There's also an opportunity to join our workshops where both young, and young at heart, can build their very own LEGO steam locomotive and Pullman carriage. These are exclusive to the K&ESR and available at the special price of just £10 when booking online.
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Rolvenden A28 Level Crossing Replacement

In a period of intense working, the level crossing at Rolvenden Station was successfully replaced on the 11th & 12th March. Our grateful thanks to the superb efforts of all involved in this complex project.

Coming soon - the entire weekend works condensed into just a few minutes with our time-lapse video!NewsRN

St. Patrick's Day Real Ale Train - 17th March

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We've still a few spaces remaining available for this special service. With some of the finest micro-brewery ales, our Real Ale Trains make for an evening to remember! The steam hauled train will be ready for boarding at Tenterden town Station from 6.30pm. Departing at 7.00pm, your choice of meal is served as the train travels to Bodiam. Book in advance and there's a souvenir branded pint glass to take home, with the selection of Real Ales from the onboard bar at just £3.00 per pint!

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 Is it you we're looking for?

We’re seeking a Catering Manager and further Casual Catering Staff to work in a paid capacity onboard our trains and in our station catering outlets.

You’ll meet people from all walks of life and the variety of situations you'll face is immense. As the public face of the K&ESR, you’ll need to be able to deliver 100%, 100% of the time. In return we’ll provide an atmosphere that’s fun, focused and professional. But it's not just about serving refreshments: it’s about interacting with customers as individuals and creating lasting memories.

Thoughtful service, putting the customer first.

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1940's Weekend

Paul Sillence Miss Holiday SwingWe're turning back the clock to the 1940’s for a not-to-be missed weekend of pure nostalgia!
There’s music from ‘My Favourite Things’ and lindy hopping the way it should be from the energetic Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers, together with vintage military and civilian vehicles and Viv the Spiv offering stockings, chocolate and all things black-market! Keep your Identity Card safe or risk being arrested as a spy!
The Land Army is taking over Bodiam with displays and activities including your chance to learn how to milk a cow - yes, really! There’s refreshments available from the 40’s tearoom and a free heritage bus service between Bodiam Station and Bodiam Castle.
With an intensive all-steam train service, including visiting guest engine Foxcote Manor, there’s so much to see & do!

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Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE

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January 2017 Newsletter

 Real Ale Trains - 2017 dates now available
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With some of the finest micro-brewery real ales, our Real Ale Trains make for an evening to remember. Departing at 7.00pm, your choice of homemade meal is served as the train travels to Bodiam whilst the real ales from the onboard bar are just £3.00 per pint. Naturally we've some great local wines and soft drinks too, whilst the live band provides entertainment for the duration of the Bodiam station stop.

Pre-booked tickets include return train travel, your meal, a souvenir branded pint glass and live entertainment. £29 adults  Read more

Only 11 months to Christmas!
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Our Santa Special trains at Christmas were incredibly popular - in fact they pretty much sold out before the first train departed, so there's no time to lose in preparing for this year!

The carriage having it's roof repaired here is a lovely First Class coach, originaly built in 1933 to carry passengers arriving at Southampton docks on those iconic ocean liners of the time. The plush armchair style seats will no doubt make it a popular addition to the Santa Specials this year. Only a few thousand screws to find, remove & replace Syd!

 A Day Out with Thomas - 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th February

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Thomas the Tank Engine™ is steaming in to Tenterden Town Station in February with the Fat Controller. They'll be spending the whole day at the station, so arrive early to enjoy all the inclusive entertainment with Rusty & Dusty, face painting, magic shows, bouncy castles, soft play, the imagination station and much more.....Read more
 Railway Experience Days

An adventure that you'll never forget...

Experience what it takes to be a Driver, Fireman and Guard on the K&ESR with our popular range of hands on and behind the scenes activities. Combine the unforgettable smell of hot oil and steam with thrill of taking the driving seat on a steam locomotive as you travel through the picturesque Rother valley.

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Progress on Locomotive 4253
Excellent progress continues to be made with the restoration of locomotive number 4253. Their Facebook page provides weekly updates of this interesting and fast moving project Facebook rect
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Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE

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