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Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway

The Worlds Smallest Public Railway



here for the official R H & D R Web Site.

Opened in 1927 as "The Worlds Smallest Public Railway" the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch was a triumph of miniature engineering. One third full size locomotives based on the powerful expesss engines of Great Britain and North America hauled trains of coaches at high speeds across the level terrain of Kent's historic Romney Marsh .

The railway was built by Captain J. E. P. Howey and Count Louis Zborowski to serve the local population and tourist trade, it stretches for nearly 14 miles from Hythe through Dymchurch , St Marys Bay ,its base at New Romney ,Romney Sands and then to the fishermens cottages and lighthouses at Dungeness . It is still a major tourist attraction and well worth a visit. Click here for the Official RHDR site

During the war the Army requisitioned the line and Dymchurch station became the Commanding Officer's base. The line was patrolled by an armoured train which was based near Dymchurch .

It is still an excellent day out, especially on a warm summer's day.

For opening times and train timetables please phone 01797-362353

 

Villages Referenced

Hythe Burmarsh Dymchurch St Marys Bay New Romney Greatstone Littlestone Lydd on Sea Dungeness

 
       
 
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