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.

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

What are we working on?

  • Premier maintenance
  • Melior maintenance
  • Alpha restoration
  • Superb maintenance
  • Chattenden & Upnor Railway Coach 204 rebuild
  • General maintenance – carriages, wagons, buildings, grounds, track etc.
  • Fitting out the new museum building

The Autumn 2022 Work Weekend dates are:

  • 8/9 October
  • 22/23 October
  • 5/6 November
  • 19/20 November

Please bring your own lunch. We work from 10am until about 4pm, mostly at Kemsley Down, email to arrange access as our site is within Kemsley Paper Mill.