Rolling Stock

Bowater Railway Coaches

One of the special features of the Bowater Railway was its 24-hour passenger service, taking mill and dock workers to work and home again. These coaches were constructed on the chassis of some of the line’s existing Butterley pulp wagons in 1957, replacing an earlier, more basic design.

  • No
  • Name
  • Type
  • Builder
  • Year
  • Notes
  • 626
  • Open
  • Butterley SKLR
  • 1972
  • Rebuilt 2006
  • 633
  • Standee
  • Butterley SKLR
  • 1972
  • Stored Out of Use
  • 641
  • Closed
  • Butterley Bowater
  • 1957
  • Original single door rebuilt with 2 doors 1998, rebuilt with disabled access 2008
  • 647
  • Semi-open
  • Butterley SKLR
  • 1974
  • Rebuilt 2009
  • 657
  • Closed Brake
  • Bowater
  • 1957
  • Rebuilt with Internal Brake 1984
  • 658
  • Open
  • Bowater
  • 1957
  • In Use as Permanent Way Wagon
  • 659
  • George Stickler
  • Closed
  • Bowater
  • 1957
  • Rebuilt 2010
  • 660
  • Tony Nokes
  • Closed Brake
  • Bowater
  • 1957
  • Rebuilt 2012/3 with disabled access and internal brake

Chattenden & Upnor Railway Coaches

These four coaches ran on the railway which operated in connection with munitions stores on the Hoo peninsula, near Rochester. They still bear their C&U running numbers and were originally all open sided “toast-rack” coaches without doors. In 1963 they went to the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway who fitted doors to them. They were found to be unsuitable for their operation and were purchased by the SKLR. They arrived at Kemsley in 1978 when they all received names. 196 became a brake vehicle in WLLR days but 199 was brake fitted by the SKLR in 1979.

  • No
  • Name
  • Type
  • Builder
  • Year
  • Notes
  • 196
  • Chattenden
  • Open Brake
  • Cravens
  • 1941
  • 199
  • Upnor
  • Closed Brake
  • Cravens
  • 1941
  • 200
  • Lodge Hill
  • Open Saloon
  • Cravens
  • 1941
  • 204
  • Four Elms
  • Closed
  • Cravens
  • 1941
  • Undergoing Major Overhaul

Freight Stock

  • No
  • Type
  • Weight
  • Builder
  • Notes
  • 1
  • Coal Box
  • 20
  • Bagnall
  • Awaiting cosmetic restoration
  • 2
  • Coal Box
  • 20
  • Bagnall
  • 3
  • 4w Side Door
  • 4
  • Kerr Stuart
  • 4
  • 4w Side Door
  • 4
  • Kerr Stuart
  • Original couplings, Refurb 2005
  • 5
  • 4w Side Door
  • 4
  • Kerr Stuart
  • 6
  • 4w Side Door
  • 4
  • Kerr Stuart
  • 15
  • Flat, Short WB
  • 20
  • Bagnall
  • Boiler Wagon
  • 16
  • Flat, Short WB
  • 20
  • Bagnall
  • Fire Wagon Refurbished 2011
  • 17
  • 4w Flat
  • Ex Royal Navy Armaments Department Purchased 2008
  • 18
  • Flat, Short WB
  • 20
  • Bagnall
  • Permanent Way Container
  • 21
  • Flat, Short WB
  • 50
  • Bagnall
  • Partial restoration 2004
  • 30
  • Clay Hopper
  • 5
  • Butterley
  • Cosmetic refurbishment 2006
  • K41
  • Clay Hopper
  • 5
  • Butterley
  • Modified clay hopper
  • 101*
  • Flat, Long WB
  • 10
  • Bagnall
  • Restored 2011
  • 102*
  • Flat, Long WB
  • 10
  • Bagnall
  • 103*
  • Flat, Long WB
  • 10
  • Bagnall
  • Under Museum building
  • 105*
  • Flat, Long WB
  • 10
  • Bagnall
  • 107*
  • Flat, Long WB
  • 10
  • Bagnall
  • Cosmetic refurbishment 2006
  • 126
  • Pulp (Wooden)
  • 8
  • Kerr Stuart
  • 306
  • Pulp (Wooden)
  • 8
  • Bagnall
  • 412*
  • Pulp (Wooden)
  • 10
  • Kerr Stuart
  • 494
  • Pulp (Wooden)
  • 10
  • Bagnall
  • Refurbished 2000
  • 495
  • Pulp (Wooden)
  • 10
  • Bagnall
  • Restored 2004
  • 530
  • Rubbish
  • 10
  • Bagnall
  • Lattice Sides
  • 576
  • Rubbish
  • 10
  • Bagnall
  • Lattice Sides
  • 580
  • Rubbish
  • 10
  • Bagnall
  • Solid Sides, Restored 2001
  • 601
  • Pulp (Steel)
  • 14
  • Butterley
  • 605
  • Pulp (Steel)
  • 14
  • Butterley
  • Permanent Way Storage
  • 608
  • Pulp (Steel)
  • 14
  • Butterley
  • Permanent Way Ballast
  • 611
  • Pulp (Steel)
  • 14
  • Butterley
  • 612
  • Pulp (Steel)
  • 14
  • Butterley
  • Permanent Way Sleepers
  • 616
  • Pulp (Steel)
  • 14
  • Butterley
  • 623
  • Pulp (Steel)
  • 14
  • Butterley
  • 627
  • Pulp (Steel)
  • 14
  • Butterley
  • Breakdown Wagon
  • 649
  • Pulp (Steel)
  • 14
  • Butterley
  • Permanent Way Ballast
  • 650
  • Pulp (Steel)
  • 14
  • Butterley
  • 651
  • Pulp (Steel)
  • 14
  • Butterley
  • 655
  • Pulp (Steel)
  • 14
  • Butterley
  • Permanent Way Ballast
  • 656
  • Pulp (Steel)
  • 14
  • Butterley
  • Permanent Way
  • 699
  • Pulp (Steel)
  • 14
  • Butterley
  • Original Number unknown
  • T165
  • 4w Tipper
  • 1
  • Unknown
  • Ex London Transport for building of Victoria Line
  • T166
  • 4w Tipper
  • 1
  • Unknown
  • Ex London Transport for building of Victoria Line