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.

A Works Train departs Sittingbourne Viaduct station at 10am, returning at about 4pm, to take volunteers to Kemsley Down where most of the work will be carried out.

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

What are working on?

  • New wheelchair-accessible toilet at Kemsley Down

    Bowaters Coach 657 refurbishment – the internal and external walls are being re-skinned. New bracing is being added so that the new outer skin can be fixed in place – it will be vertical tongue in groove.

  • Coach 204 rebuild
  • Coach 657 refurbishment
  • Premier restoration
  • Leader maintenance
  • Melior maintenance
  • Alpha restoration
  • Superb maintenance
  • General maintenance

The autumn Work Weekend dates are:

  • 10/11 October
  • 24/25th October
  • 7/8th November
  • 21st/22nd November