This Year's Trip was to the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
on Sunday the 30th September 2018


Travel by Heyfordian's ‘Executive’ Luxury Coach
Photograph supplied by Heyfordian
No. 8 'Hurricane'
Photograph by Graham Gillson
Courtesy of RH&DR

‘Risborough Venturer’ On the Day:

The first part of our journey was by luxury 'executive' Heyfordian coach from Stratton Road, Princes Risborough (opposite the Community Centre entrance) to New Romney Station, Kent.
Our steam hauled 'Risborough Venturer' departs for our first Non-Stop run of the day from New Romney to Hythe Station.
The day's schedule allowed over 2 hours to enjoy a leisurely lunch 'under your own steam', either in the Hythe station cafeteria or at a pub or restaurant in Hythe town whichever you may prefer.
At 2pm our steam hauled 'Risborough Venturer' departed to run non-stop via New Romney and Dungeness and arrived back at New Romney at around 3.30pm; this left enough time to visit the engine shed/loco works area or the cafeteria before our coach departed. We arrived back in Princes Risborough at around 7.00pm.

The loco in the case No. 2 'Northern Chief' will carry one of our specially made Headboards (as per our logo above) for the runs, and we will be raffling of one them during the trip.

Below are a selection of photographs that where taken throughout the day, click on the below to see a larger image.:

No. 5 Hercules at New Romney
Photograph by Bob Evans
No. 5 Hercules at New Romney
Photograph by Bob Evans
No. 3 Southern Maid at New Romney
Photograph by Pete Joels
No. 3 Southern Maid at New Romney
Photograph by Pete Joels
No. 3 Southern Maid at New Romney
Photograph by Pete Joels
No. 2 Northern Chief at New Romney
Photograph by Pete Joels
No. 2 Northern Chief at New Romney
Photograph by Pete Joels
No. 2 Northern Chief at New Romney
Photograph by Pete Joels
No. 2 Northern Chief at New Romney
Photograph by Pete Joels
Dungeness Lighthouse
Photograph by Bob Evans
The Old Lighthouse at Dungeness
Photograph by Pete Joels
Dungeness Nuclear Power Station
Photograph by Bob Evans
No. 2 Northern Chief at Hythe
Photograph by Pete Joels
No. 2 Northern Chief at Hythe
Photograph by Pete Joels
No. 2 Northern Chief at Hythe
Photograph by Pete Joels
No. 2 Northern Chief at Hythe
Photograph by Pete Joels
No. 2 Northern Chief at Hythe
Photograph by Pete Joels
No. 2 Northern Chief at Hythe
Photograph by Keith Bishop
No. 2 Northern Chief at Hythe
Photograph by Keith Bishop
No. 2 Northern Chief at New Romney
Photograph by David Powell
Paul at New Romney
Photograph by David Powell
Paul and Tim at New Romney
Photograph by Bob Evans
Jon, Roy and Liz at New Romney
Photograph by Bob Evans
Chris and Sallie-Anne at New Romney
Photograph by Bob Evans
Mick, Jennifer, Geoff and James at New Romney
Photograph by Bob Evans
Tim, Jennifer and James at New Romney
Photograph by Bob Evans
Paul and the winner of the draw Denis
Photograph by Bob Evans
Paul with the draw taking place
Photograph by Bob Evans
Paul and the winner of the second draw Tim
Photograph by Bob Evans
Driver Zac and trip organiser Pete
Photograph by Caroline Foster
Jean and Alan, on-board 'Gladys' team
Photograph by Pete Joels
James thinking will it fit in my shed?
Photograph by Keith Bishop
Paul making sure everyone gets on the coach
Photograph by Pete Joels

‘Risborough Venturer’ Itinerary:

* Parking in the adjacent public car park is (currently) free all day on Sundays.


More details on the RH&DR can be found on their website.