This dream of a narrow-gauge railway and its one-third size trains make for a grand day out packing in great coastal views and fine fish and chips along the way

A 90-year-old narrow (15in) gauge steam and diesel railway stretching 14 miles from Hythe to Dungeness on the Channel coast. Everything’s on a titchy scale – from the platforms to the vintage wooden carriages – and wonderful wafts of soot pervade the route and its environs. My family has visited several times and the kids’ reaction when six and seven on arriving at Dymchurch station was always one of unalloyed joy. You may find some of that joy flattens out a bit after 20 minutes of trundling round the back of bungalows but you should enjoy peering into the shingly gardens with their bright blooms and the odd gnome. But great things await those who make it to the end of the line …

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Source: The Guardian

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