Registered Charity No: 262481 (England and Wales).

Leaving Something Good Behind.

When you write a Will as well as protecting your loved ones you can also help preserve the future of steam trains on the Kent & East Sussex Railway. We realise it can be a sensitive and difficult task but we understand determining what gift is right for you is just as important as making the gift itself.

Legacy income is important to the future of the Kent & East Sussex Railway which also relies on its 400-plus volunteers to keep the memory of steam trains alive for future generations to enjoy. Legacy donations have helped finance major locomotive restorations, the purchase and restoration of carriages and the installation of major facilities.

In 2011 The Kent & East Sussex Railway created a Memorial Garden which offers a peaceful location adjacent to the track at Northiam Station to provide a special and poignant way to remember loved ones.

Created by Colonel H F Stephens this railway is known as ‘England’s finest rural light railway’ and staff are on hand to help plan a memorable visit with family and friends or guide you to the memorial garden for a few private moments of remembrance.

With prior arrangement ashes can be scattered in the Memorial Garden and a commemorative plaque engraved with words to provide comfort can be purchased for the garden. Catering can also be arranged on a steam train for gatherings large and small.

If you feel you would like to find out more about what we can offer please contact the railway on 01580 765155 to request a legacy leaflet or visit the website