87 Years of Steam Railway Heritage

87 years of Steam Railway Heritage set against the backdrop of some of Kent’s most picturesque countryside is what makes a journey on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway a totally unique experience and is why this Heritage Railway is one of Kent’s Top Visitor Attractions.

The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway is proud to operate the most complete collection of one third full size Steam Locomotives in the world.

13½ miles of track stretch across the picturesque Romney Marsh from the Cinque Port town of Hythe to Dungeness; one of the largest expanses of shingle in the world & designated as a National Nature Reserve. Six Stations span the length of the line which takes just over an hour to complete on most services. The majority of our stations are within walking distance of clean beaches, amusements for the children, shops, nature walks, cycling paths or at Dungeness, the Old Lighthouse. Open to the public during the season, this is a historic Grade 11 Listed Building and, as it is just a stone’s throw from the railways terminus at Dungeness, well worth a visit.

Why not consider purchasing our all-day, all stations Romney Rover ticket? Great value at just £16ad, £14conc, £8ch (3-15yrs) & £43.50 2ad & up to 3ch, tickets are on sale from our on-line shop at www.rhdr. org.uk or at most of our stations, as are our £5 & £10 Gift Vouchers. You can stop at New Romney Station and visit our newly refurbished Model Railway Exhibition and our 1940’s Exhibition (this year, open from April to September). There is a great Play Park for the children and one of our well stocked Railway shops. Enjoy something from our daily “Special’s Board” in the Heywood Buffet or choose from a selection of hot & cold food & beverages. Or hop back on the next train and head down to the Light Railway Café at Dungeness for our famous Fish & Chip Platter or a delicious Cream Tea.

We have a varied diary of special events throughout 2014. Some are brand new and some are just too popular not to include in the programme. Our customers would never forgive us if we didn’t have a Bus Rally (7th September), a Steam & Diesel Gala or a Trains & Traction Engines weekend! Please see our two adverts or take a look at our website at www.rhdr. org.uk . We would love to see you.

With a weekend service for most of the year and a daily service from the end of March to the end of October, free car parking all day for our customers, shops at most stations selling quality toys, souvenirs and RH&DR branded merchandise and facilities for our visitors with mobility problems, the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway is an any weather, all generations great day out.

So whether you are a Steam Train enthusiast or a visitor looking for a value for money day excursion the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway has something for everyone.

For Timetable information, fares, details of our Special Events or to visit our on-line shop go to www.rhdr. org.uk.


For many at RH&DR this is the highlight of their operating year, combining unusual services and the use of as many of their fantastic fleet of locomotives and carriages as possible

. This year will be no exception but in addition they have decided to take the opportunity to celebrate the huge contribution John Snell (former General Manager of RH&DR) made to the railway by dedicating a number of events over the two days to his memory.

Saturday 10th May will start with their ever popular parallel run from New Romney to Hythe and a series of other unusual workings leading up to a non-stop service hauled by Black Prince, the locomotive John Snell most liked to drive. Follow that you may say and it will certainly be a challenge but Sunday 11th May will see an early photographic charter out to Dungeness featuring the Bug, before more intensive operations start for the day.

This year RH&DR will be joined by the Bure Valley Railway who have agreed to loan them one of their ZB locomotives for the weekend to add to the variety and it seems inevitable that Hurricane and Spitfire will join forces to celebrate the special place these two names have in the history of Kent’s Mainline in Miniature, from the days of the Battle of Britain, and who knows “Gladys” their popular Bar Car may well be stocking Spitfire Ale!

Weekend Gala Romney Rover tickets are available at the special price of £27ad, £24conc, £13.50ch (3-15 yrs) & £65 for 2ad & up to 3ch. Buy your Weekend RomneyRover ticket from the railways on-line shop and save 10% (offer closes 03.05.2014) or a Day- Rover ticket can be purchased from any of their stations for just £16ad, £14conc, £8ch(3-15yrs).

Hythe station is located 3 miles from the M20 junction 11 (CT21 6LD) & New Romney station is 30 minutes from M20 junction 10 at Ashford, via the A2070 and A259 (TN28 8PL).

Visit www.rhdr.org.uk for Timetable information or call 01797 362353 or email [email protected]

Rye’s Own May 2014

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