Re-opening in historic style
We’re steaming towards re-opening. The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway have been carefully following the latest Government advice and guidance to leisure facilities and will re-open tomorrow on Saturday 4th July.
Re-opening day locomotives:
The two steam locomotives chosen for ‘Back on Track: re-opening day’ are locomotive number 2, Northern Chief and locomotive number 5, Hercules. Capturing the sense of such a momentous occasion these locomotives also originally opened the line in 1927. Northern Chief pulled the Duke of York’s train whilst Hercules inaugural train on opening day.
We’ve implemented a range of additional health and safety measures to protect our passengers and teams. On Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th June we successfully ran three trail steam trains per day to familiarise the drivers with the new timetable and ensure the new passenger flow had been practiced, allowing us to be confident in a safe re-opening.
Our world-famous steam locomotives will still be the same, but our journeys will be a little different.
See our safety measures at https://www.rhdr.org.uk/special-events/back-on-track/?utm_source=Trade+Contacts&utm_campaign=cf374848ff-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_07_02_59_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_060fb42a71-cf374848ff-224159165