Earlier in the year, we had a lovely day out at Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, but, instead of driving to the castle we drove to Tenterden and travelled to the Castle on the Kent and East Sussex Railway, which was a lovely experience.
The engine is called ‘Norwegian’
Looking ‘round the bend’ at a train coming the other way.
We all wanted the train we travelled in to be pulled by a steam engine, so we carefully checked the timetable and arrived in time to catch the first steam train to Bodiam, passing through Rolvenden and Northiam. We picked a beautiful, sunny day for our trip, and loved the hour or so journey through the beautiful countryside of Kent and East Sussex.
Beautiful countryside all along the route
The carriage we travelled in was lovely, and very comfortable, we could all remember carriages similar to these when we were young.
Approaching a level crossing, looking forwards…
and backwards. Another passenger had the same idea as me
I think I spent the whole journey leaning out of the window, taking photos, and getting whiffs of the unique smell that only comes from a steam train. I also got some smuts from the smoke, but that didn’t worry me one bit!
As we approached Bodiam Station we could see the Castle, which is a ten minute walk from the Station. I will do a separate blog on the castle very soon.
Bodiam Castle, more about this beautiful place in my next blog.
The engine reversing into the station for the return journey to Tenterden.
Back in Tenterden.
Farewell Norwegian, thank you for a wonderful journey