The Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway
The Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway is a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge heritage railway that operates from Sittingbourne to the banks of The Swale, Kent. It operates over almost two miles of the original main line from Sittingbourne Viaduct station to Kemsley Down station. It crosses one of the first and longest reinforced concrete viaducts in the world between Sittingbourne Viaduct and Milton Regis Halt stations.
The line was formerly owned by Bowater, the paper making firm, and was used to carry raw materials and finished products between Ridham Dock and the company’s two mills, one at Sittingbourne and the other at Kemsley.
Sittingbourne’s Steam Railway is run entirely by volunteers. They work together to run all aspects of the railway; from train operating staff to restoring and maintaining buildings, track, carriages and locomotives. Volunteers can also assist with gardening, painting, selling tickets, refreshments and souvenirs.
During December they run weekly weekend Santa Specials