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RHDR

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Location: Hythe GB
Website: http://www.rhdr.org.uk
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The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway is Kent's mainline in miniature. First opened to traffic in July 1927 as the 'World's Smallest Public Railway' and now covering a distance of 13.5 miles from the picturesque Cinque Port of Hythe, near the channel tunnel, to the fishermans cottages and lighthouses at Dungeness. Trains Running Daily Trains are running daily on the RH&DR until the end of October. Please visit our timetable page for more details and don't forget to check-up on our up-and-coming Events, which often feature special timetables. The RH&DR was the culmination of the dreams of two men; Captain J. E. P. Howey — a sometimes racing driver, millionaire land owner, former Army Officer and miniature railway afficionado and Count Louis Zborowski — eminantly well-known racing driver of his day (famous for owning and racing the Chitty Bang Bang Mercedes) and considerably richer, even, than Howey. The Count was keen to build a fully working express railway using the 15" guage, and Howey — well known in miniature circles for owning large locomotives to the gauge — was inspired by the vision also. To try to fulfil their ambition the pair attempted to purchase the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway in the Lake District, but to no avail.