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.

Things to remember:

  • we start at 10am and finish at about 4pm
  • email (by Friday) to arrange a lift from Kemsley Paper Mill car park, Sittingbourne National Rail or Sittingbourne Viaduct stations
  • bring your own lunch (especially if we are working at Kemsley Down)
  • dress in layers of clothes, particularly if it is cold outside
  • wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or ruined
  • wear work boots or shoes if possible
  • 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
  • Platform reconstruction at Sittingbourne Viaduct – Phase 1 (this sees prep work for Winter 2023/24)

The Winter 2023 Work Weekend dates are:

  • 18/19 February
  • 4/5 March
  • 18/19 March
  • 1/2 April

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.