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SKLR #PotD Picture of the Day:

Back in June, the PWay (track) Gang were busy replacing sleepers in Platform 1 at Kemsley Down. 

This was the original ‘main line’ between Sittingbourne Paper Mill and Ridham Dock. 

Photo: Paul Best

SKLR #PotD Picture of the Day:

Back in June, the PWay (track) Gang were busy replacing sleepers in Platform 1 at Kemsley Down.

This was the original ‘main line’ between Sittingbourne Paper Mill and Ridham Dock.

Photo: Paul Best

SKLR #PotD Picture of the Day:

This sign used to be mounted on the Bowater’s coaches as a notice to staff and can now be found in the Small Exhibits Museum at Kemsley Down. 

In the 1950s the Railway operated passenger (staff) and freight trains 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

The Bowater’s coaches had a door on one side only because the ‘platforms’ at alighting points were all on the same side. 

The coaches are now fitted with doors on both sides so they can be used normally - Sittingbourne Viaduct’s platform is on the left hand side of the train but when it arrives at Kemsley Down it usually uses Platform 1 which is on the right!

Photo: Paul Best

SKLR #PotD Picture of the Day:

This sign used to be mounted on the Bowater’s coaches as a notice to staff and can now be found in the Small Exhibits Museum at Kemsley Down.

In the 1950s the Railway operated passenger (staff) and freight trains 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Bowater’s coaches had a door on one side only because the ‘platforms’ at alighting points were all on the same side.

The coaches are now fitted with doors on both sides so they can be used normally - Sittingbourne Viaduct’s platform is on the left hand side of the train but when it arrives at Kemsley Down it usually uses Platform 1 which is on the right!

Photo: Paul Best

SKLR #PotD Picture of the Day:

Superb arrives at Kemsley Down, something that will be happening more often for the next month!

Until the end of August, trains will depart Sittingbourne Viaduct as follows:
Wednesdays - hourly 1-4pm
Sundays - hourly 11am-4pm

Visit www.sklr.net for more info. 

Photo: Paul Best

SKLR #PotD Picture of the Day:

Superb arrives at Kemsley Down, something that will be happening more often for the next month!

Until the end of August, trains will depart Sittingbourne Viaduct as follows:
Wednesdays - hourly 1-4pm
Sundays - hourly 11am-4pm

Visit www.sklr.net for more info.

Photo: Paul Best

SKLR #PotD Picture of the Day:

A couple of the ads currently running in local newspapers and magazines.

SKLR #PotD Picture of the Day:

Have you visited our award winning wildlife garden at Kemsley Down?

This funny looking insect has!

Photo: Paul Best

SKLR #PotD Picture of the Day:

Have you visited our award winning wildlife garden at Kemsley Down?

This funny looking insect has!

Photo: Paul Best

SKLR #PotD Picture of the Day:

Here’s a look at some of the treats on offer in the Footplate Café on Steam & Beer Saturday. 

Our aim is to provide a family-friendly day out, we know money is tight so we try to cater accordingly with reasonably priced fares and affordable, simple food. 

All of the sandwiches etc. are made while you wait so that it is always fresh. This may mean waiting at busy periods so you may have to wait for a later return train. 

What’s even better is that when Bob & Liz are working the café, you are served by the Railway’s Managing Director and Chairman!

SKLR #PotD Picture of the Day:

Here’s a look at some of the treats on offer in the Footplate Café on Steam & Beer Saturday.

Our aim is to provide a family-friendly day out, we know money is tight so we try to cater accordingly with reasonably priced fares and affordable, simple food.

All of the sandwiches etc. are made while you wait so that it is always fresh. This may mean waiting at busy periods so you may have to wait for a later return train.

What’s even better is that when Bob & Liz are working the café, you are served by the Railway’s Managing Director and Chairman!

Steam & Beer is almost upon us! This is the beer tent during last year’s event. 

With over 30 real ales as well as some cider and other drinks, we hope to provide an enjoyable weekend for all!

For more information visit http://www.sklr.net/timetable-fares/special-events/steam-beer/

This year’s event is sponsored by The Paper Mill micropub, Charlotte Street, Sittingbourne.

Steam & Beer is almost upon us! This is the beer tent during last year’s event.

With over 30 real ales as well as some cider and other drinks, we hope to provide an enjoyable weekend for all!

For more information visit http://www.sklr.net/timetable-fares/special-events/steam-beer/

This year’s event is sponsored by The Paper Mill micropub, Charlotte Street, Sittingbourne.

The ticket office at Sittingbourne Viaduct was burnt down last night. A team of volunteers cleared the debris this morning so a normal service can run.

The ticket office has relocated to the train, it is set up in the coach named ‘Tony Nokes’, the ticket office manager who died in 2010, rather apt really.

We are now looking for donations to Sort Out Sittingbourne - not the town, just Sittingbourne Viaduct station! You can donate at www.justgiving.com/sklr

I said it was Superb! Still plenty to do, despite the weather!

It’s going to be a ‘Superb’ Easter Sunday, despite the weather (bring a brolly!). 

Trains hourly 11am-4pm today and tomorrow.

It’s going to be a ‘Superb’ Easter Sunday, despite the weather (bring a brolly!).

Trains hourly 11am-4pm today and tomorrow.