Happy Fathers Day!
If you’d like to treat your Dad to a ride behind a real steam locomotive, we have space on the 1.15pm and 3pm trains – £20 for a compartment for up to 4 adults and 2 children. Buy your tickets at the Ticket Office at Sittingbourne Viaduct station at least 15 minutes before departure time. The 11.30am train is fully booked.
We have free car parking and step-free access from via the gate alongside the skatepark (turn left when leaving our car park).
Melior is the engine today, built in 1924 by Kerr, Stuart & Company. Melior means made better and is an improvement on the other Brazil class locomotives we have at the Railway – Premier and Leader. The unusual modified Hackworth Valve Gear is the biggest difference, it features an up & down motion in additional to the usual sideways rotations of the piston and driving rods. Ask one of our volunteers and they’ll show you!