Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway
Scheduled Operating Dates

Operations normally consist of a locomotive-hauled rake of wagons hauled through the Dockyard by locomotives from our fleet. Savour the atmosphere of train working-a bonus for photographers too!


  • 11th and 12th February
  • 18th and 19th February
  • 1st and 2nd April
  • 16th and 17th April
      Medway Festival of Steam and Transport
  • 6th and 7th May
      May Day Bank Holiday Weekend
  • 18th June
      Fathers Day
  • 22nd and 23rd July
  • 12th and 13th August
  • 26th and 27th August
  • 9th and 10th September
  • 16th and 17th September
      Salute to the '40s
  • 21st and 22nd October
  • 28th and 29th October

Special Steaming Days

Special steaming days can be arranged for larger parties, for example:

  • Photographers
  • Retired Driver`s Footplate Reunions
  • Steam Preservation Societys
  • Model Railway Clubs
  • Birthday parties, Weddings & other celebrations

Special steaming days are subject to authorisation and will be charged at a set rate by the Historic Dockyard Trust.

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