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Railway Weekend

8 Oct 2022 - 9 Oct 2022

Railway Weekend

Savour the bygone age of industrial working railways when our beautiful historic locomotives run through the ‘yard.

At its peak, it was estimated there was approximately 17 miles of standard gauge railway within the Dockyard. Today we have just under 1 mile of track remaining. The section (laid tramway style) starts just outside the Historic Dockyard (adjacent to No.7 Slip) and runs through the middle of our site to the far end of Anchor Wharf.

Our historic railway is operated by a team of dedicated volunteers, who work tirelessly to restore the locomotives, wagons and cranes, and help keep a valuable piece of the Dockyard’s history alive.

See diesel locomotive’s ‘Thalia’ and ‘Overlord’ haul a number of carefully restored historic freight wagons. You can also see inside the loco shed and the work being carried out to restore Rochester Castle.

Whether you’re a railway enthusiast, you just have a casual interest or you want to re-live childhood memories, our railway provides the perfect photo opportunity to get up close to our historic locomotives and chat to our knowledgeable volunteers.

Today’s railway is used for demonstration and the railway is unable to carry passengers.

Please note our historic railway is run by a team of volunteers. A full team is required to run the railway safely and on some occasions, we may need to cancel Railway Days at short notice due to volunteer shortages.

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