New Romney Station is the headquarters of the railway and being 8 and a half miles by train from Hythe station and 5 miles by train from Dungeness station, it is the perfect mid-line stopping off point.
This was the first of the stations to be built and was inspected during the construction by HRH Duke of York in 1926. Since then, there have been many significant changes, the biggest change happening just one year after opening when the line had to pass through the terminus, under the Littlestone Road, to Dungeness via the new extension. At this station you will find the engine sheds, erecting shop, carriage sheds (over the main lines), workshops, permanent way depot, etc.
Most of the essential day-to-day work required to keep a railway going takes place at New Romney.
Opposite the signal box, next to the line where the engine of a Hythe bound train waits, you will find a rock garden and model lighthouse, here are scattered the ashes of the railways founder, Captain J. E. P. Howey. Standing here and looking beyond the 24-lever signal box, you will see Red Tiles, the house that he built so that he could live close to his railway.
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