I learned the engine is connected with a 5 speed gearbox to the axles. I once rode on the Schienenbus from the ZLSM and I was absolutely charmed by the shifting of gears while getting up to cruise speed! It was like driving an old Mercedes!
Was acting as conductor on my friend's East Kent Road Car AEC Regent 5 in Sealink livery shown in the background of this picture of a Daimler Fleetline in the traditional East Kent maroon and cream seen at Dungeness:
Back at New Romney were three Maidstone & District vehicles:
and another East Kent Road Card single decker:
and a couple of Stageoach East Kent double deckers: