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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. 

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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