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Samson last pulled carriages in 2013 towards the end of its then ‘current’ boiler certificate.

Samson, rather unusually for the British railway scene,
is a 4-8-2 mixed traffic loco designed to haul shingle trains
from the coast at Dungeness (now Britain’s only designated
desert because of the fauna that survives there) to Hythe,
our terminus and most popular station close to the M20
motorway and with local bus links to the National Rail system.

The aggregate traffic did not survive long and since she has
worked passenger trains like her sister Hercules (also the motive power for the world’s smallest armoured train used
actively during WW2) alongside the magnificent fleet of eight
pacific locomotives the railway is fortunate enough to own.

However, Samson has another claim to fame. She is the
latest of the railway’s locomotives to be given a major
overhaul in our own workshops and the quality of what
has been achieved is second to none.

On this day we’ll be celebrating Samson with a special
timetable including a parallel run. To guarantee a seat
on the parallel run pre-book your tickets here.

Our mountain class locomotive,
Samson, will be back riding the rails
after its full in-house overhaul.