6 Dungeness 15 April 1989

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway 4-8-2 No.6 Samson leaves Dungeness station on 15 April 1989 with the 15:25 service to Hythe. The loco was built by Davey Paxman & Co, and arrived in Kent in July 1927. For most of its life the loco has been in a much less bright livery than seen here. Lined black was the original livery, but the loco was repainted into this red colour scheme for its sojourn at the 1984 Liverpool Garden Festival. Shortly after this picture was taken, it was again repainted, this time into dark Prussian blue, a livery which it still retains.