Kent & East Sussex to run the Hayling Billy

Great news following the failure of the two Terriers at the railway last year leading to the cancellation of their 50th anniversary weekend. See > http://www.haylingbilly50.co.uk/node/467 for last years cancellation notice.

Terrier 32678 will be working a typical Hayling Island train over the weekends of 29th – 30th March and the 5th – 6th April. It may also run on April 21st. Details can be found on the Terrier Trust website. See > http://www.terriertrust.org.uk/atonement.html.

I intend to visit the railway on the 29th March. If anyone in the Portsmouth, Havant or Hayling Island area would like to join me, please send me a PM. It’s a wonderful and friendly railway. It would be great to help them celebrate!

Terrier 32678 running round its train – Image Peter Drury

See > http://haylingbillyheritage.org/uncategorised/kent-and-east-sussex-hayling-billy-service/ for my last visit in February 2013.

Best wishes

Peter

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  • peterd 28 March, 2014, 8:20 am

    Hugh Nightingale (Terrier Trust) has provided this interesting additional link > http://www.kesr.org.uk/news-2014/extra-steam-for-april to the Kent & East Sussex Railway website.

    I am very much looking forward to my visit tomorrow. I shall add a report and photos when I return.

    It’s great to see these circa 140 year old locomotives still performing the role for which they were designed. A great tribute to to the design and the people who maintain them.

    Best wishes

    Peter