This week (9-15th November)

November SOS Film Night

November SOS Film Night

This Saturday (14th) there is an exceptional general meeting (EGM) for the Railway’s members at 6pm before the penultimate SOS Film Night at The Avenue Theatre showing ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ (1987) at 7pm at the Avenue Theatre, Sittingbourne.

Members are invited to the EGM at 6pm in the auditorium to receive the financial report for 2014/15 that was unavailable at August’s annual general meeting.

The doors open to the public for the SOS Film Night at 6.30pm, when the bar opens, for the film that starts at 7pm. Planes, Trains and Automobiles is an American comedy starring Steve Martin and John Candy as they try to get home for Thanksgiving but a series of obstacles stands in their way. Tickets for the movie are £5 each and the bar will remain open throughout.


Work Weekends - Autumn 2015

Work Weekends – Autumn 2015

Other important dates in November:

  • 21st & 22nd – Work Weekend at Kemsley Down – Works Train departs Sittingbourne Viaduct at 10am
  • 21st & 22nd – Away Sales Event – Festival of Model Railway & Hobbies, Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre
  • 28th – Away Sales Event – Christmas Lights Switch-On Day, Sittingbourne High Street
  • 28th & 29th – Away Sales Event – Broadstairs Model Railway Exhibition, St. George’s School, Westwood Road

The Railway reopens in December for the very popular Santa Specials – the train will whisk you from Sittingbourne Viaduct station to Kemsley Down where Santa and Mrs Christmas meet the train and lead everyone to the Footplate Café where hot drinks and seasonal refreshments will be given to the adults and older children whilst the younger children visit Santa’s Grotto where they will be able to speak to Father Christmas before choosing a quality toy from a wide selection exclusive only to the grotto – these toys will not be available to purchase in the Railway Shop. After Santa has been visited and the season refreshments consumed, there is time to explore Kemsley Down before the train returns to Sittingbourne Viaduct.

Santa Specials 2015

Santa Specials 2015

Trains depart Sittingbourne Viaduct at 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm on:

  • Saturday 5th December*
  • Sunday 6th*
  • Saturday 12th
  • Sunday 13th
  • Saturday 19th – 11am train fully booked
  • Sunday 20th
  • Monday 21st

The fares are the same as last year:

  • £12.50 for over 13s and adults – includes seasonal refreshments
  • £12.50 for over 13s and adults – includes seasonal refreshments
  • £12.50 for children aged 3-13 – includes a present from Santa
  • £9.50 for children aged under 3 – includes a present from Santa

*There is an early Christmas present of discounted fares on the first weekend of December – up to £1.50 off all fares!

SKLR Members can save even more because they already have free travel on the Railway – see the New Bogie magazine or call the Booking Hotline for details.