Bricks Britannia at the Kent and East Sussex Railway 

BRICKS BRITANNIA01 Apr 2017 – 17 Apr 2017

Bricks Britannia – This exhibition of stunning models, created solely from LEGO bricks, charts the history of Britain from the Neolithic Stonehenge through to the supersonic age of Concorde.


Featuring over 30 models created by Bright Bricks (as featured in channel 4’s Inside Lego at Christmas) and using hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks, Bricks Britannia opens on April 1st at Tenterden Town Station.

The centrepiece of this amazing exhibition is an eight metre long model of Flying Scotsman the world’s most steam locomotive, and three pullman carriages!
Thers’s also an opportunity to join our workshops where both young and young at heart can build their very own LEGO steam locomotive and Pullman carriage. These are exclusive to the K&ESR and available at the special price of just £10 when booking online.

Stop by for our Bricks Britannia LEGO display. Book your TravelCard to join the fun for steam trains and LEGO models: goo.gl/a3YC76

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GWR LOCOMOTIVE 0-6-2T NO: 5668 on the Kent and East Sussex Railway

This locomotive, was built at Swindon in 1926 and spent its working life in and around  Cardiff Valley hauling both freight and passenger trains.  Like many others, 5668 ended up sold to Woodham’s  scrap yard at Barry in November 1964 as steam was phased out in favour of diesel.  It languished there, slowly losing parts, until rescued  and moved to the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway in 1987.  A very similar story to that of GWR 4253.

Towards the end of 2012
The kent and East Sussex Railway offered this locomotive as part of a package deal involving a substantial quantity of parts that were required to progress the restoration of 4253.

The agreement was that The 4253 Locomotive Company Limited would undertake the restoration of 5668 but that no work would commence until such time as 4253 had been completed and returned to steam.