|P Tanks on the quay at Boulogne (C) M.J. Cousins|
Today marks 100 years since 27 and 753 left Kent and travelled to Boulgne by train ferry. It was to be 18 months before they returned to more mundane duties in Dover and the surrounding area.
The painting above is a new work by the renown railway artist Matthew Cousins. It is an impression of the two locomotives on the quayside at Boulgne. Prints will be for sale for £15 at the Commemoration day at Sheffield Park tommorow (24th April). The original will also be on display and will be available for sale, should the right offer be made!
We will be unveiling the Right Hand Tank from 27 in the livery it carried exactly 100 years ago today!
the unveiling takes place at 2:15 on Platform 1 at Sheffield Park.
Also available will be the commemorative badges which will be on sale at £5 each, with all proceeds going directly to the restoration of 27.
We are looking forward to seeing you there, thank you for your support