THE Who frontman Roger Daltrey has opened new £700,000 station facilities at the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway’s (RHDR) Dungeness terminus.
On Tuesday, August 2, as hundreds of enthusiasts and fans packed the platform, the rock legend alighted from a special train and officially unveiled a plaque to mark the completion of the railway’s recently upgraded End of the Line Restaurant at the Dungeness station, which replaced the previous wooden structure.
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The 72-year-old star, who first visited the line in 1956, said: “It’s a real working railway. It takes people to those towns and kids to school. It works, it earns a living, but it’s absolutely magical.”
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ABOVE LEFT: Roger Daltrey in the cab of Davey, Paxman Pacific No. 2 Northern Chief, which hauled the special train to Dungeness. The Who’s 1971 hit 5.15 was about a train journey from London to Brighton. RHDR