Kent’s only 2 foot 6 inch (762mm) narrow gauge steam railway operates between the site of the former paper mill at Sittingbourne (now a Morrisons supermarket) and the operational paper mill at Kemsley.
The first kilometre of the journey is elevated above the roads on Milton Regis Viaduct, at almost 100 years old this is one of the oldest and longest, reinforced concrete viaducts in the UK (if not the world).
Although hard to believe now, the Viaduct winds around the site of former roads and housing which have been replaced by industry on the outskirts of Sittingbourne and Milton Regis.
The Railway’s only intermediate station, Milton Regis (Asda) Halt, is adjacent to the Asda store in Mill Way and accessible from the store car park.
The Railway then enters Milton Creek Country Park and passes under the Sittingbourne Northern Relief Road bridge and across the marshes to Kemsley Down, within the paper mill complex.
Trains run every Sunday between Easter and the end of September plus there are a number of special events, such as Steam & Beer. There’s plenty to see and do at Kemsley Down with our Footplate Café, shop, museum, museum walk, gardens, picnic areas and play areas.
You can download our leaflet, posters and car stickers from our website www.sklr.net and you can join our Facebook Group (www.facebook.com/groups/SandKLR), follow us on Twitter (@SandKLR), see the Picture of the Day blog (www.stopem.net) and even watch our podcast on iTunes or You Tube (www.youtube.com/user/stopem).
Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway, PO Box 300, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2DZ
Talking Timetable: 01795 424899