East Kent’s growing attractions…

THE standard-gauge East Kent Railway (EKR), near Dover, continues to develop the attractions on offer to visitors. 

These include the 7¼in-gauge Knees Woodland Miniature Railway, opened in 2015, sited next to Shepherdswell station. 

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Locos used are petrol, diesel and battery, with the main traction on March 24 provided by No. 5, a scale replica of a 2ft-gauge Lister 4wD loco, built by CMD Engineering in Chatham. 

Work continues on expanding the railway, including the recent completion of a return loop, sidings and an engine shed. Next will be a turntable, water feature and a bridge.

The line operates during all special events on the EKR and on its own events throughout the year, weather permitting. STUART CHAPMAN

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