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Journeyman

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Whilst looking for some information seems another railway needs some help - https://eastkentrailway.co.uk/ - first page makes for sad reading. Have only been once but was well worth the visit - I know some people deride small establishments with limited stock
Donated. I haven't visited them yet, but they have some very important rolling stock that isn't represented anywhere else in preservation. The Southern Electric scene is pretty much ignored everywhere else.
 

A0wen

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Donated. I haven't visited them yet, but they have some very important rolling stock that isn't represented anywhere else in preservation. The Southern Electric scene is pretty much ignored everywhere else.
I don't think it's unique to the Southern electric scene - for practical reasons electric stock isn't favoured on heritage lines.

Electric stock is scattered all over the place usually deteriorating - one of the oddest is the Northampton Ironstone Trust at Hunsbury Hill which has, from memory, a 3EPB set as well as one of the very rare 4DD cars out in the open.
 

Journeyman

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I don't think it's unique to the Southern electric scene - for practical reasons electric stock isn't favoured on heritage lines.

Electric stock is scattered all over the place usually deteriorating - one of the oddest is the Northampton Ironstone Trust at Hunsbury Hill which has, from memory, a 3EPB set as well as one of the very rare 4DD cars out in the open.
It's a difficult one, because electric stock is of very little practical use to a heritage railway. The 4DD vehicles are hugely important but both survivors are on the verge of crumbling to dust. :(
 

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