Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway

You can book your Santa Special trips now, Saturday 2nd December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm Sunday 3rd – 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm Saturday 9th – 11am, 12pm, & 3pm Sunday 10th – 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm Saturday 16th – 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm Sunday 17th – 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm Saturday 23rd – 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm Timetable Trains will depart from Sittingbourne Viaduct station at 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm – advanced booking is essential. To book tickets for the Santa […]

Listen to @chrisonsheppey talking about the years Sheerness Lantern Parade http://youtu.be/go1y54JHHX0  [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go1y54JHHX0  [/embedyt]   Listen to Helen Bond to tell us more about the importance of food in tackling obesity https://youtu.be/wSQmMHYtM2M    Listen to Paul Best from The Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway talking about the Santa Specials https://youtu.be/ZKcndd6Ke_U  [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKcndd6Ke_U  [/embedyt]   Listen to Gail Hunter from […]

We’re marking the end of the season with our annual Gala Weekend – passenger & freight trains, steam & diesel, we hope to run them all! Extra attractions at Kemsley Down include Bowaters Models, the Paper Mill Micropub, steam roller and Superb’s holiday snaps. Trains run regularly from 11am-4pm both days. Hosted by Sittingbourne & […]

Sunday 28th May sees a Teddy Bears Picnic at Sittingbourne’s Steam Railway after last year’s successful return of the event. Children accompanied by a fare-paying adult and teddy bear will travel free. This event is aimed at young children – here’s the poster for the event.

  Sittingbourne’s Steam Railway The Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway celebrated the second bank holiday weekend of the Season with the return of Jack the Station Cat and Edward Bear and introduced a new railway and a new locomotive – Lil.   Jack the Station Cat, star of the series of children’s books of the […]

  Work Weekend this weekend and 8/9th April Good Friday to Easter Monday (14-17th April) we have 4 days of steam with trains departing Sittingbourne Viaduct station hourly from 11am until 4pm   Then every Sunday 1-4pm until the end of September, special events this year are:   1st & 2nd May – Jack the […]

The Railway is closed until Good Friday, 14th April, however that does not mean that nothing’s happening! Next weekend is a Work Weekend – everyone’s welcome to come along and help out at the Railway. A Works Train will depart Sittingbourne Viaduct station at 10am and return at 4pm. Lunch, tea & coffee will be provided. Work […]

Santa Specials at The Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway Santa Santa Specials will be running every December weekend before Christmas. Timetable Trains will depart from Sittingbourne Viaduct station at 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm – advanced booking is essential. To book tickets for the Santa Specials please download, print and complete the santa-specials-2016-booking-form-a5 and send it […]

This weekend is the last weekend of the 2016 Season so, as usual, it’s time to play trains with our End of Season Gala Weekend. On Saturday, you can also have the Bowater’s Light Railway experience by travelling on the train after dark. In Bowater’s days, passenger and freight trains operated 24 hours a day, […]

Advanced warning of a loud whistle on Friday 1st July at 07:30 hours As part of the commemoration of the start of the Battle of the Somme in 1916, steam locomotive ‘Leader’ will run from Kemsley Down to Sittingbourne Viaduct station for 7am ahead of the whistle at 7.30am – this will be heard over […]


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