TR0817 : Southern Maid waiting for the starting whistle

taken 8 years ago, 3 km from Lydd-on-Sea, Kent, Great Britain

Southern Maid waiting for the starting whistle
Southern Maid waiting for the starting whistle
There is nowhere else like Dungeness. It is unique with its shingle and plants, ramshackle cottages (many originally old railway carriages), two lighthouses and of course the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway. Southern Maid is Number 3 of the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch engines and is seen here ready to head out of Dungeness station on its return journey to Hythe.
Ordered in 1926 and delivered in 1927, Southern Maid was originally to be called Southern Chief, but for some reason, Captain Howey who owned the railway changed his mind and the nameplates were removed before she entered service.
In 1946 Southern Maid was involved in an accident and ended up in a dyke, after being rammed by a lorry on a level crossing near Dymchurch.
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Friday, 6 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Railways  People, Events  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0885 1701 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:54.8851N 0:58.1840E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0887 1700
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Miniature Railway  Shingle  Miniature Railway Engine 

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