East Kent Railway Transport
Station Road, Shepherdswell
The East Kent Railway was constructed between 1911 and 1917 to serve the growing number of coal mines that were being sunk in the East Kent area. The consortium of mine and land owners
envisaged a line that would link the collieries with the main line and a new port at Richborough.
In fact, although Richborough became an important port during World War 1,
the line did not cross the River Stour until after the war, by which time the port was in decline.
Branch lines to Canterbury, Deal and Birchington were planned but never completed.
The Railway is run solely by volunteers to preserve the last remaining part of the Kent Coalfields trains currently run from Shepherdswell to Eythorne
(a round trip of 4 miles).
On some special event days trains will also run on the Wigmore Lane extension.
AddressStation Road, Shepherdswell, Dover, Kent, CT15 7PD
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