Gala

The Railway will be holding its annual End of Season Gala Weekend on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September.

We will have Bowaters Models, Rhoda the Roller and the Crafty Camper bar at Kemsley Down.

This will be Leader’s last End of Season Gala for a while so this is one of the last opportunities to see both Melior and Leader running together. There will also be some diesel-hauled passenger trains.

Timetable

Trains depart frequently Sittingbourne Viaduct from 11am until 4pm. There will be passenger trains hauled by steam (Leader and Melior) or diesel (Victor) locomotives.

Sittingbourne Viaduct to Kemsley Down

  • 11:00 – Leader with the Bowaters coaches
  • 11:40 – Melior with the Chattenden & Upnor Railway compartment coaches
  • 12:20 – Victor (diesel) with the Bowaters coaches
  • 13:00 – Leader with the Chattenden & Upnor Railway compartment coaches
  • 13:40 – Melior with the Bowaters coaches
  • 14:20 – Victor (diesel) with the Chattenden & Upnor Railway compartment coaches
  • 15:00 – Leader with the Bowaters coaches
  • 15:40 – Melior with the Chattenden & Upnor Railway compartment coaches
  • 16:20 – Victor (diesel) with the Bowaters coaches

Kemsley Down to Sittingbourne Viaduct

  • 11:20 – Victor (diesel) with the Chattenden & Upnor Railway compartment coaches
  • 12:00 – Leader with the Bowaters coaches
  • 12:40 – Melior with the Chattenden & Upnor Railway compartment coaches
  • 13:20 – Victor (diesel) with the Bowaters coaches
  • 14:00 – Leader with the Chattenden & Upnor Railway compartment coaches
  • 14:40 – Melior with the Bowaters coaches
  • 15:20 – Victor (diesel) with the Chattenden & Upnor Railway compartment coaches
  • 16:00 – Leader with the Bowaters coaches
  • 16:40 – Melior with the Chattenden & Upnor Railway compartment coaches

Look out for the empty train returning to Kemsley Down – it will be topped by Leader and tailed by Melior. It is booked to depart Sittingbourne Viaduct at 5pm.

Fares

  • £7.50 for adults
  • £3.50 for children (3-15)
  • Infants aged under 3 travel free
  • £6.50 for senior citizens
  • £21 for families (2 adults and 4 children)
  • no compartment bookings will be available for this event
  • Other fares available