Work Weekends

We really need your help to maintain and repair everything at the Railway from the track to the buildings, the gardens to the locomotives and carriages, so we have planned a number of Work Weekends. The work site will be decided during the week before the Work Weekend and will be at Sittingbourne Viaduct or Kemsley Down (most of the work will be carried out here) and will be announced via the Newsletter, Facebook Group and this website – see the ‘This week’ news item.

We will be meeting at Sittingbourne Viaduct station at 9.45am for 10am, if work is being carried out at Kemsley Down, a Works Train will depart at 10am sharp. Work will finish at around 4pm (expect to be back at Sittingbourne Viaduct at about 4.15pm on the Works Train).

Tools, training, tea/coffee and lunch (when we’re at Kemsley Down) will be provided and non-members are welcome to help out too!

Please dress in layers of clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or ruined, if you have a ‘trade’ please advise us beforehand as we may have a specific requirement for your skills – email

The autumn Work Weekend dates are:

  • 13/14th October
  • 27/28th October
  • 10/11th November
  • 24/25th November

The winter Work Weekend dates are:

  • 12/13th January
  • 26/27th January
  • 9/10th February
  • 23rd/24th February
  • 9/10th March
  • 23rd/24th March