5 Dungeness 25 July 1998

1927 built Davey Paxman & Co 4-8-2 No.5 Hercules stands at the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway's Dungeness station on 25 July 1998, with the distinctive 1961 built lighthouse in the background. Designed by Henry Greenly, Hercules was one of two locomotives with this unusual (for Britain) wheel arrangement ordered for the line, the other being No.6 Samson. Hercules was heavily modified during the Second World War for use on the line's armoured train, but luckily did not get attacked by the Luftwaffe! Incidentally, despite appearances I don't think the man on the right is the former pop impresario Jonathan King!