The Hythe Pier Train is somewhat of an anomaly, it runs along Hythe pier, between the ferry terminal and the landward side of the pier; a distance of roughly 600 metres. The pier is the seventh longest in the UK, and the train started running in 1922, the same year as the Rand Revolt. It is the worlds longest oldest continuously operating pier train. There seem to be only two locomotives and they are very similar to the steeple cab loco’s that were often found in mines, however, these operate off a third rail system. The tip of the pier may be found at 50.874544°, -1.393697°.
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