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Sittingbourne's Steam Railway

Sittingbourne's Steam Railway is the town's last remaining link to its paper making heritage. Arrive at Sittingbourne Viaduct Station with it's Marvelous Mural and take a journey using the original locomotives, coaches and wagons over a section of the once extensive paper mill railway network  through Milton Creek Country Park to Kemsley Down and the working paper mill.

This unique narrow (2ft 6in or 762mm) gauge railway operates from March until the end of September - using three steam locomotives: Leader, Melior and Superb.

Our facilities at Sittingbourne Viaduct are very basic, however, the Footplate Cafe, shop, museum, award winning gardens, play area etc are located at Kemsley Down station.

The railway offers Footplate Experience Days during which you learn to fire and drive steam locomotive Superb - bring your family and friends along too as passengers.

To keep up with the latest news join our Facebook Group or on Twitter. You can also watch the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Podcast on iTunes or You Tube as well as listening out for us on local community radio stations: BRFM, 95.6 and SFM 106.9

Download 2016 SKLR Timetable


  • Pets welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Coaches welcome
  • Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
  • Gift shop
  • Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop