TR0817 : Southern Maid at Dungeness

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

Southern Maid at Dungeness
Southern Maid at Dungeness
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. Behind is the new lighthouse. This is the most recent of five and dates from 1961.
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)
Submitted
Friday, 6 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Railways  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0887 1700 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:54.8793N 0:58.2007E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0886 1700
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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