Elevated Railway Track

BR standard Brinannia class Oliver CromwellBR Britannia class 'Oliver Cromwell'
This Pacific type locomotive took 7 years to build and was completed in 1988. In that year it was entered in the Model Engineer Exhibition and was awarded a Silver Medal and the Charles Kennion Trophy.
Later that year at the Southern Federation Autumn Rally at Cardiff, it was awarded the Australian Association of Live Steamers Trophy for the best Commonwealth Prototype locomotive.

LMS Duchess class 4-6-2 Princess AliceLMS Coronation class 4-6-2 'Princess Alice'
London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Coronation Class is a class of express passenger steam locomotives designed by William Stanier. The non-streamlined locomotives were often referred to as Duchesses, though to enginemen they were often known as Big Lizzies.
They were the most powerful passenger steam locomotives ever to be built for the British railway network, estimated at 3300 horsepower and making them far more powerful than the diesel engines that replaced them.

Royal_Scott_and_John_ArundelLMS Royal Scott Class Locomotive
The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Royal Scot Class is a class of 4-6-0 express passenger locomotive introduced in 1927. Originally having parallel boilers, all members were later rebuilt with tapered type 2A boilers, Between 1943 and 1955 the whole class was rebuilt.
The new 'Rebuilt Scot' design was carried out under the auspices of William Stanier, who was then engaged on war work, and so was actually undertaken by George Ivatt and E.S. Cox.[7] Initially these too were built without smoke deflectors but later acquired them.

Denver Watkins Southern Railways U class locomotiveSouthern Railway 'U' class
The SR U class were 2-6-0 (mogul) steam locomotives designed by Richard Maunsell for passenger duties on the Southern Railway (SR). The class represented the penultimate stage in the development of the Southern Railway's mogul "family", which improved upon the basic principles. A total of 50 locomotives were built over three batches between 1928 and 1931.
They were able to operate over most of the Southern Railway network, gaining the nickname "U-Boats" after the submarine warfare of the First World War, and continued to operate with British Railways (BR). The class saw continuous use until 1966, when all members of the U class were withdrawn from service.Four U class locomotives have been preserved on two heritage railways in the south of England

King Edward I

King Edward I
GWR 6000 Class 6024 King Edward I was built at GWR's Swindon Works in June 1930, for most of its working life it was allocated to Plymouth Laira MPD. Transferred to Old Oak Common MPD, London, in March 1959, and finally to Cardiff Canton TMD in 1962.
This 5" Gauge scale model model is relatively new, and worked very well when run earlier in the year. King Edward I is pictured on our railway in February 2017 just after steaming up for its turn of duty.

5" Gauge SECR 0-6-0 tendered locomotive5" Gauge SECR 0-6-0 tendered locomotive

This is one of our club locomotive called "MINX" which is a 0-6-0 tendered locomotive, based on a South Eastern and Chatham Railway built locomotive, she was built by by John & Ted Marks in the 1960's .

The locomotive was bequeathed to the Society in 1985. an it is a regular performer at Malden.

The locomotive is seen at Rythe station with William who looked after the locomotive.

5" Gauge British Rail Class 47 Diesel 5" Gauge British Rail Class 47 Diesel
The British Rail Class 47 is a class of British railway diesel-electric locomotive that was developed in the 1960s by Brush Traction. A total of 512 Class 47s were built at Crewe Works and Brush's Falcon Works, Loughborough between 1962 and 1968, which made them the most numerous class of British mainline diesel locomotive.

This model locomotive now belongs to the society and has been a regular performer. It is petrol driven with a 50cc Honda engine which supplies a direct mechanical drive to all wheels.

5" Gauge BR 0-6-0T Tank5" Gauge BR 0-6-0T Tank

Denver is doing the final checks on his locomotive prior to running his locomotive.

The Great Western Railway (GWR) 1500 Class is a class of 0-6-0 pannier tank steam locomotive. Despite being a GWR design, all ten (nos 1500-9) were built by the Western Region of British Railways in 1949. One, 1501, survives and is currently in service on the Severn Valley Railway.

5" Gauge GWR 2-6-25" Gauge GWR 2-6-2
This locomotive was built by Peter Larkin a malden member and is now owned and run by Ken pictured left.
The Great Western Railway (GWR) 4575 Class is a class of steam locomotive. They are 2-6-2T small prairie type based on the 4500 Class but with larger side tanks. No less than 11 of these tank engines survived, 4588, 5521, 5526, 5532, 5538, 5539, 5541, 5542, 5552, 5553 and 5572. 5553 was the last steam engine to leave Woodhams' Scrap yard in Barry, South Wales, in January 1990.

3½” Gauge 4-6-2 MDSME Locomotive “Delta”.3½” Gauge 4-6-2 Locomotive “Delta”.
This loco was built by Les Tuck a former member of M&DSME around the mid 1950’s and was donated to the club by his widow. This is a freelance design loco and is based on the Great Northern Atlantic 4-4-2 "Maisie" designed by LBSC. Fitted with slide valves, and inside Stephenson's valve gear. Pole type reverser/cut-off lever, mechanical lubricator, axle pump, steam injector, and a hand pump in the tender.

The locomotive was in storage from 1986 until 2005 when it was once again returned to active service.

5” Gauge Nigel Gresley 2-8-0 LNER Locomotive5” Gauge Nigel Gresley 2-8-0 LNER Locomotive
The loco seen here with its current owner Andy in May 2007 is commonly known as the “Nigel Gresley” designed by Martin Evans.
The previous owner, Ron Gobel completed the locomotive and named it “Fl./Sgt. George Thompson V.C.” in honour of this former crew mate in bomber command. George was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross following an attack on the Dortmund-Ems Canal on 1st January 1945 in which there Lancaster bomber was hit by heavy shell fire.

LNER A3 pacific No. 2750 'Papyrus' LNER A3 pacific No. 2750 'Papyrus'
The model was built in 1980 by Harry Clarkson, a well known model builder based in York, and spent the early part of its life in the Halifax area, North East England. It was then acquired by John Flitton and Mike Cowley local rail enthusiasts, and spent many happy years running at various tracks including its then home club of Staines. It was put into storage in the early 1990’s and stayed there until it was acquired by its present owner Andrew Klimaytys. It was brought back to life with the help of another club member Francis Staines.

5" Gauge 0-6-0PT Pannier Tank 5" Gauge 0-6-0PT Pannier Tank

This locomotive is seen here with builder Len on a nice summers day. This loco is a really first rate performer and runs really well.

An 0-6-0PT known as a Pannier Tank, is a type of steam locomotive built by the Great Western Railway with the water tanks carried on both sides of the boiler, in the manner of panniers. They were used for shunting duties, for branch line passenger and goods traffic and as banker engines on inclines

5" Gauge Polly 2 Loco “Jonathan”.5" Gauge Polly 2 Loco “Jonathan”.

Bob running on his Polly 2 type locomotive “Jonathan”. This was built by Dick Westoby in 1987 from a Clarke & Co. kit.

After Dick’s death in 1989 it was boxed  away for 14 years but is now back in steam and running well.

5" Gauge "Mountaineer" 2-6-2T5" Gauge "Mountaineer" 2-6-2T

This engine was built by Harold pictured in the cap. The original locomotive 'Mountaineer' was built by the American Locomotive Co (Alco) in 1917. The orignal was built for use in France during World War One. After the war, 'Mountaineer' remained in France, first in the north on reconstruction work and laterin 1935 in the south at the Tramway de Pithiviers à Toury.

When this roadside tramway closed in 1964 she was bought by a Ffestiniog director by the name of John Ransom and imported to the UK. Three years later 'Mountaineer' arrived at the Ffestiniog. The Ffestiniog railway gave her the name 'Mountaineer' which was inherited, along with the bell, from an original Ffestiniog loco that had been dismantled.

5" Gauge SR 4-6-0 Pacific locomotive5" Gauge SR 4-6-0 Pacific locomotive

Pictured left is Dave with his 5" Gauge SR
4-6-0 Pacific locomotive seen here in July 2007 during a successful trail steam test.

The locomotive has become become a regular at the railway..

5" Gauge Class 205" Gauge Class 20

Jim leaving the Raised Track station with has Class 29 loco produced by Compass House Model Engineering.

Powered by 4 x 24volt Electric motors mounted on the bogies. This loco is often seen hauling passengers on Public Open Days.

Austrian State Railways Class 1020 No. 3612Austrian State Railways (ÖBB) Class 1020 No. 3612:
This is a 5" gauge model of an Austrian State Railways (ÖBB) Class 1020. These standard gauge articulated locos were built for heavy freight use on tightly curving mountain lines. One of many types of 'Krokodil', the bonnets are attached to the bogies and swing with them. The central bodywork containing a large transformer and two driving cabs is slung between the bogies. Over 200 were built in Germany, of which about 45-50 went to Austria.
Follow this link for a close up of the locomotive

Club Loco 'Maid of Kent' SR 4-4-0 No 758Club Loco 'Maid of Kent' SR 4-4-0 No 758

This club locomotive is currently out of use, and is being fitted with a new boiler.

She was built in 1952 at the Model Engineering exhibition in 10 days with all work being done at the show to get a chassis working on air.

Wrythe Station Rythe Station

A busy scene at the station in about 1975, the situation is still similar, only we now have a canopy roof over this area.

Excited passengers waiting for the 'off' for a ride behind one of the engines, whilst a light engine {i.e one without passengers} runs past on the mainline