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90th Anniversary Steam & Diesel Gala

13 May 2017 - 14 May 2017

A celebration in our 90th year of the very best the Railway can offer. Featuring the most unusual timetable to date.

From 09:30 on Saturday morning the Railway will be running a train timetable for 33 consecutive hours through the night until 6:30 Sunday evening. This timetable will include a parallel run in the early hours of Sunday morning for s truly spectacular sight. This timetable will be the first of its kind in RH&DR history and is sure to be an exciting experience for all.

Saturday morning will begin with a parallel run departing New Romney to ease into the days activities as the Railway begins to run the most intense service ever attempted throughout the Hythe section before reducing to hourly running as we continue into the night.

Sunday will play host to Hercules’ 90 mile challenge and will end with a procession of all Romney steam engines for a trip around Dungeness and back.

No.5 engine Hercules, recently back from intermediate overhaul, will be the star of the show, with all other available locos and visiting engines from at least two other railways adding to the spectacle.

Weekend tickets are available to purchase from


  • Pets welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Coaches welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Restaurant / cafe / tea shop / catering facilities