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Inaugural train, on RHDR 5 August 1926
The Duke of York at New Romney having driven the inaugural train on The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, hauled by "Northern Chief" from The Duke of York's bridge a distance of 1.5 miles from New Romney. Accompanying the Duke of York on the footplate is Capt.J.Howey, principal shareholder, whilst on the tender is Mr. H.N. Gresley, the C.M.E. of the London & North Eastern Railway. The line was officially opened on 16 July 1927.
Ronald Shephard Collection
West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Shephard 1/56/5
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