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SKLR PotD Picture of the Day:

It’s Gala Weekend with trains departing Sittingbourne Viaduct station every 40 minutes until 4.20pm. Steam locomotives ‘Leader’ and ‘Superb’ and ‘Victor’ the diesel are taking turns to haul trains. The timetable can be downloaded from http://www.sklr.net/timetable-fares/special-events/gala/

Rhoda the Roller is at Kemsley Down along with a display showing the steam roller’s fundraising trip from John O’Groats to Land’s End this summer. Over £6,000 was raised for the Demelza House Hospice, a local children’s charity.

Just a few days to go until we hold our End of Season Gala Weekend. 

Unfortunately, ‘Melior’ (the green loco in the picture) won’t be operating this year. 

'Leader' (the red engine) and 'Superb' will be sharing passenger train duties with our diesel locomotive fleet. 

Visit http://www.sklr.net/timetable-fares/special-events/gala/ for more information.

Just a few days to go until we hold our End of Season Gala Weekend.

Unfortunately, ‘Melior’ (the green loco in the picture) won’t be operating this year.

'Leader' (the red engine) and 'Superb' will be sharing passenger train duties with our diesel locomotive fleet.

Visit http://www.sklr.net/timetable-fares/special-events/gala/ for more information.

SKLR #PotD Picture of the Day:

Today is your last chance to ride the rails on a Wednesday - trains depart Sittingbourne Viaduct station hourly 1-4pm. 

Leader arrives at Kemsley Down on Sunday.

Photo: Paul Best

SKLR #PotD Picture of the Day:

Today is your last chance to ride the rails on a Wednesday - trains depart Sittingbourne Viaduct station hourly 1-4pm.

Leader arrives at Kemsley Down on Sunday.

Photo: Paul Best

SKLR #PotD Picture of the Day:

Trains will be running normally today - departing Sittingbourne Viaduct hourly 1-4pm.

Flooding at Sittingbourne Viaduct station led to the cancellation of all but the first train last Sunday.

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Photos: Paul Best

SKLR #PotD Picture of the Day:

Today and all remaining Sundays in August, trains run from 11am until 4pm (on the hour, every hour) so why not make a day of it?!

There are plenty of places to sit to enjoy a picnic plus the Footplate Café at Kemsley Down sells hot and cold food and drinks. 

This is Superb in Platform 2 at Kemsley Down during Steam & Beer. 

Photo: Paul Best

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SKLR #PotD Picture of the Day:

Today and all remaining Sundays in August, trains run from 11am until 4pm (on the hour, every hour) so why not make a day of it?!

There are plenty of places to sit to enjoy a picnic plus the Footplate Café at Kemsley Down sells hot and cold food and drinks.

This is Superb in Platform 2 at Kemsley Down during Steam & Beer.

Photo: Paul Best

Don’t forget, if you’ve a photo for Picture of the Day email it to stopem@stopem.net and it may appear here! It must be your own photo and not copyright of someone else.

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