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Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway

Category: Narrow Gauge Railway


Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway
PO Box 300
ME10 2DZ

Tel: 0871 222 1568

The Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway in Kent is a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge heritage railway that operates from Sittingbourne to the banks of The Swale. The line was formerly owned by Bowaters, the paper making firm, and was used to carry raw materials and finished products between Ridham Dock and the company's two mills, one at Sittingbourne and the other at Kemsley.

In 2008-09, the line survived a threat of closure due to the owners of Sittingbourne Paper Mill closing the mill and selling the land, the lease then held by the railway expired in January 2009. Negotiations resulted in the railway being saved, although no public trains will run in the 2009 season.

Source: Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway at Wikipedia

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