The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway

Narrow Gauge Steam Trains In Kent, The RHDR

Welcome to our RHDR feature, this is a charming attraction that generally attracts positive feedback, if you've tried it recently we'd love to hear from you. Our contact details are below. For more suggestions of places to visit in and around the area check out our Discover Kent page.

Thinking about a day out out just a little bit out of the ordinary, something likely to be enjoyed by young and old alike? Perhaps you'd enjoy a trip a trip out on the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (RHDR). It's like a normal steam train except it's built to one third the scale of the real thing. Open and closed coached are pulled by steam and diesel locomotives.

The project began between the wars when wealthy motor racing drivers Captain J.E.P. Howey and Count Louis Zborowski decided to create a scale working steam railway. Count Zborowski died in car crash at the very beginning of the venture but Captain Howey continued and the railway was formally opened in 1927.

This is much more than a tourist attraction, for more than 50 years the RH&D Railway was known as the smallest public railway in the world, reflecting the public service element that is still present today.

The total track length in operation currently stands at 22kms (just over 13 miles), linking stations at; Hythe, Burmarsh Road, Dymchurch, St Mary's Bay, Warren Halt, New Romney, Romney Sands and Dungeness. The biggest station on the mini network is New Romney and it features public displays telling the story of the railway.

Prices 2012 (more popular Adult Return fares)

  • Hythe - Dymchurch £9.40
  • Hythe - New Romney £11.60
  • Hythe - Dungeness £15.00
  • New Romney - Dungeness £9.40

Location And Contact

  • Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway,
    New Romney Station,
    New Romney,
    Kent TN28 8P
  • Telephone: 01797 362353
  • www.rhdr.org.uk

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