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Stainmore Railway Company

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Santa Train

What a wonderful, magical experience the Stainmore Railway provided on Saturday , the decorations... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Anne C
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Kirkby Stephen, England, United Kingdom
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Santa Steam Day 2018

We were part of the inaguraul platform market for Santa Steam Day 2018 What a fantastic atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Mike H
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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We are a volunteer run heritage railway established in 1997 and open to the public since 2011. We are open at weekends from 10 am - 4pm and admission is free with charges for train rides and some special events. Train operate on selected weekends...more
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South Rd Station Yard | Kirkby Stephen East Heritage Centre, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4LA, England
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful, magical experience the Stainmore Railway provided on Saturday , the decorations on the platform, in the Buffet Car and on the Santa Train were outstanding. Opportunity for the Community to come together, share their organisations and also raise money for charities. If...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Anne C
Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Thankyou Anne for your visit over the weekend and we are glad that the WI had a stall to promote their excellent work for Children with Cancer. Thank you for your comments on our decorations.

Reviewed 10 December 2018

We were part of the inaguraul platform market for Santa Steam Day 2018 What a fantastic atmosphere at this ongoing restoration project! Great to see families of all generations enjoying running steam engine, some amazed children for the first time and some slightly older ones...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Mike H
Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Thank you Mike and Marcella for helping support our event this weekend. We hope to run a monthly market during the summer and look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 10 October 2018

My wife and I first went to Kirkby Stephen East Station four years ago and have been going back every time we are in the Dales (two or three times a year). The Volunteers are wonderful, the historic station is magical and the improvements to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank MauriceW428
Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you for your kind comments and for supporting our work. We look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 6 September 2018

Visited with my dog midweek and was made most welcome by the volunteers. They have beautifully restored a collection of carriages and wagons and have a really unique collection of locomotives. It greatly exceeded my expectations.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Grangerob
Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Glad you and your dog enjoyed your visit. We have a voulnteer working party on Wednesdays and do not offer the full 'visitor experience'. Hope to see you both again one weekend when we are running trains.

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I’d been meaning to visit for years, and finally the chance came. The station was smaller than I’d imagined, but really well presented, and the base for something more to come.

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Paul D
Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank very much for coming to see us and for your kind comments

Reviewed 12 August 2018

What a great job the volunteers of the SRC do, the new maintenance building will certainly keep them warm and dry as they continue to conserve and preserve the railway heritage of the Stainmore Line.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your visit to KSE and we look forward to meeting you again

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Well done guys and girls what a huge leap forward from 4 years ago the last time we visited. Great attraction, lovely staff and some wonderful future projects. Thanks so much for the footplate trip wanted to do that for many a year. Driver her...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thanks for the review Lorraine and glad you enjoyed the scones. look forward to meeting you again for a driver experience

Reviewed 16 July 2018

What a fantastic day, we travelled from Blackburn to visit Kirby Stephen East and it was well worth the drive. We had promised our eldest son Craig who uses a wheelchair that we would go to this event. Craig loves trains and he really was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jaquandra
Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you for your kind comments and it was lovely to meet you, Craig and the team. Thank you for contacting us in advance so we could have volunteers on hand to assist you. It was clear that Craig enjoyed his day which really pleased...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Once again a great visit to Kirkby Stephen east. Everyone is made very welcome. The station and carriage are accessible for wheelchair users. They're making huge improvements with trackwork and the new shed.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Steve G
Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you Steve and Sue it was great to see you both today and glad Sue enjoyed the train ride.

Reviewed 26 June 2018

Kirkby Steven station is one of the nicest railway heritage centres I've ever visited (and I've visited many!). The station area is in better condition than many mainline railway stations and is a rare example of a heritage railway featuring a train shed roof. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Alasdair M
Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Many thanks for visiting KSE and we are glad that you had a good experience and I will pass it on to our volunteers who were on duty this weekend

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773MarkW
13 October 2016|
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which walk do you want information about?
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Donna M
1 June 2015|
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Response from Stainmore_Railway_Co | Property representative |
Hi Donna, We are about an hour's drive from Masham. Unfortunately we do not start operating steam trains until Easter, which next year is 25th - 26th March and that weekend will be our Classic Commercial Vehicle Rally. We do... More
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Kaffchew
11 April 2015|
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Response from Stainmore_Railway_Co | Property representative |
We answered this question via our Facebook on 11th April. We always pleased to see well behaved dogs on leads (our station cats get spooked if they are not). We have a dog watering station near the mess room and dogs are... More
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