Heritage Archive

The Education and Heritage Portfolio Group are custodians of a large archive of photographs.  We will be changing the content of this page periodically to share some of the large store of archive material held by the Association.

Here, we share some photographs of The Bug through the years.

No. 4 The Bug with Typhoon and Green Goddess at New Romney in 1927
When the hoped for traffic failed to materialise at the RH&DR, Captain Howey sold The Bug in 1934. It ran in Manchester and then Belfast Zoo
The Bug on a Belfast scrap heap in the 1950s. The tender was scrapped but the loco survived and was saved by Sir Wiliam McAlpine. It was returned to New Romney in 1972. And after a major rebuild by Dick Cushing it returned to steam with a new boiler in 1977
The Bug’s rebuild included a new boiler and tender. All the work was carried out to a very high standard by the late Dick Cushing at his works in Rainham Kent. Seen with Driver Ray Hollier at Hythe in the late 1970s
The Bug shunts the then new pway tool truck at New Romney in the early 1980s
The Bug as Basil The Bug prepares to give The Troublesome Trucks a run out on a Thomas event
The Bug with Driver Jim Rawlings at New Romney with Spencer Nash on the footplate