Sittingbourne & Kemsley Railway narrow gauge train waiting to depart for Kemsley Down from Sittingbourne Viaduct on 20th July 2014. By 1969, with the rundown of the paper mills which had been the line's 'raison d'etre', it was facing closure but in the following year the section up to Kemsley Down was saved and for the first time it became a passenger-carrying heritage line. However, the Kemsley Down to Ridham Dock section was abandoned. In 2008, there was another closure threat but it was eventually saved again in 2012 (see my photo of Milton Regis Viaduct for details).
Location: Sittingbourne Viaduct
Photographer: David Bosher
Contact photographer: David Bosher
Image number: 72613