East Kent Railway is a volunteer run attraction offering scenic train rides in heritage rolling stock running between the villages of Shepherdswell and Eythorne a few miles from Dover.
The track runs through a tunnel and steep chalk-lined cuttings along what was once an industrial line used by the local colliery and the carriages are currently pulled by either diesel or electric units.
The main station is at Shepherdswell where there are some other things to see and do. There is a miniature railway ride, which runs weather permitting and a historical military woodland walk. The visitor centre is set in an original signal box dating from 1887 filled with displays about the history of the East Kent Railway line. The Walmer model railway club also display 4 model railway layouts here including N gauge, OO gauge, Hands on Thomas and G scale which are presented inside a restored LMS Stainer carriage. There is also a children’s play area.
- Free car parking.
- Free entry to site, tickets need to be purchased for train rides.
- Gift shop.
- Colonel’s Cafe at Shepherswell serves home made meals and snacks.
- Dogs welcome on a lead.
- Picnic areas.
Opening Times & Ticket Prices:
- Please visit the East Kent Railway website for opening times and prices.
Before you start your journey to East Kent Railway for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.