It was a Sunday in October 2012 when after visiting Rye went to Dungerness to take a ride on train, on the approach it looks like your going thru the place time forgot, it seems a bit like a shanty town, temporary buildings, abandoned sheds, converted railway carriages , old boats and lots of shingle - I wasn't sure if I had missed turning on route.
When we got to Dungerness parked in disabled bay - marked but approach says coach dropping off zone only, went to ticket office and was slightly rushed to get on train. At Dungerness Ticket office is souvenir shop and they sell sweets and drinks. Cafe seperate - We decided as the carriages are small and narrow to use disabled - so guard moved to another carriage, it was a bit hard getting in as low roofed. Journey was pleasent and further down route was joined buy a wheelchair user and again struggledin electric wheelchair getting in and out due to head height, the staff helped get him on with pulling ramp out - he and his carer where going 2 stops (rest of his group had to go into another carriage.
When it came to the wheelchair user getting off - even though the lady had said she would radio ahead nobody was around to assist pulling the ramp out so carer had to with difficulty. When we reached end of line had about 20 min before last return of the day.
so not much chance of seeing much this time.
When I went onit at about 5 I had been in opensided carriage still in use over 30 years later, we had missed return train and had to walk, it is an interesting ride and if we had gone earlier would have gone to exhibition.
When we returned to Dungerness the last train out was due (short turnaround) the cafe had put a closed sign up) however they were still happy to sell remaining sandwiches / Cakes etc but not hot food. Prices reasonable in cafe.
Next time I would allow longer and take a cusion to help with support as chairs a bit uncomfortable on back.
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