Stainmore Railway Company, Kirkby Stephen

(4.9/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
Stainmore Railway Company (SRC) is a company limited by shares (registered in England No 3959471). It is a volunteer run, non-profit distributing company who’s aims include:

1. To restore the former Kirkby Stephen East Railway Station and to develop the site as a Heritage Centre and working railway representing the early 1950’s.

2. To obtain, restore and operate a representative collection of locomotives and rolling stock.

3. To provide an educational resource relating to local history and the development and operation of the railway.

4. To provide training in all the skills necessary to restore and maintain the railway and its infrastructure.
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  • We visited on a Sunday while staying in the area. The place was deserted except for a lonely volunteer who was brilliant. She made us feel welcome, took us around the various rooms and let us on the v...  more »
  • We're always made very welcome. This visit was out of season so not many people there. Plenty of volunteers though. They're doing great work getting ready for the Santa special and laying new rails et...  more »
  • If time is an essential, find a bus. If you absolutely need a seat, find a bus. If you are a social phobic, find a bus. Otherwise, enjoy the ride. 
  • The Stainmore Railway Company at Kirkby Stephen East is a wonderful preserved line in the heart of the Eden valley. This railway is planning to restore at least some of the original route of the famous 'Stainmore railway'. They have a collection of vintage Gresley 'teak' coaches, one of which (60505) will be in regular service in 2014. Something to look forward to! This is a wonderful little railway with a very welcoming atmosphere. I would strongly reccomend a visit.
  • Everyone is made very welcome.
  • Some excellent rolling stock; numerous ex BR Diesels, 9f 92219 and Gresley teak coaches. A very friendly atmosphere. A real gem. Definitely worth a visit.