The East Kent Railway has 2.5 miles of track to maintain and its expensive! Our track requires regular maintenance, sleeper changes, reballasting and more through the year. Can you help us with this? On top of our regular maintenance we are also looking to the future and preparing to build the track to our new proposed shed!

You can make a donation of any amount to help us keep East Kent Railway up and running. Click the button below and you can manually add the amount you would like to donate. We appreciate all donations of any amount. You can donate with any payment card and a Paypal account is not required.

Thank you from all of us at East Kent Railway.

The East Kent Railway is fundraising to restore its much-loved “Thumper” unit.

The Thumper, 205001, also known as 1101, was the first built of its type. It survived 50 years on the mainline and the Cowden Rail Disaster and is an important piece of British history.

Please help us keep this unit alive and working for all to enjoy!



Sponsor a Sleeper

For £20 you could sponsor a single sleeper to help us keep the running line in good order.


Sponsor A Track Panel

Individual track panels can be sponsored for £350 for a 40ft section of track. This will help us build the track towards our proposed shed.


Ballast Appeal

Each tonne of stone costs £50 to buy – each tonne will help us build and repair the line.


Shed Appeal

The shed to maintain, repair and repaint our locomotives will cost in the region of £25,000. We have already raised some of the money towards this but still need your help. Any donation large or small will assist us in this vital project.