Terrier Trust launches £150,000 to fund parallel ‘A1X’ overhauls

Terrier Trust launches £150,000 to fund parallel ‘A1X’ overhauls

THE Terrier Trust, together with the Kent & East Sussex Railway (KESR), has launched a £150,000 appeal to overhaul the trust’s two London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (LBSCR) ‘Terrier’ 0-6-0Ts – Nos. 3 Bodiam (BR No. 32670) and 32678. 

Income from the appeal, which has seen £15,000 injected each by the trust and railway, will fund twin-track overhauls of both ‘A1Xs’, which the trust’ plans to have back in traffic by 2022. 

‘Terrier’ No. 32670 is loaded onto a low-loader at the KESR’s Wittersham Road station on April 10 prior to embarking on its journey to the North Norfolk Railway for overhaul assessment. GRAHAM HUKINS

This will allow them to take part in a decade-long series of ‘Terrier 150’ events to mark Bodiam’s 150th birthday that year. The two ‘Terriers’ are the oldest locos in the KESR fleet and, unusually in preservation, have spent much of their working lives on the line on which they are preserved.


Read more in the May 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!


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