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“Wonderful Experience”

Stainmore Railway Company
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 from Easter to October with dates published on our website.The site has a small museum, shop selling a wide range of items including Bachmann, Peco, Gibsons Puzzles and Countryside Books. We run a small cafe in a vintage buffet car which serves drinks and snacks at weekends and offers a range of snacks, panini toasties and tray bakes on operating days and special events. We have operational industrial steam and diesel locomotives with a range of heritage rolling stock. We also house 910 from the National Collection which is a static exhibit.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 6 July 2013

What a wonderful " Footplate Experience " Passed the station so many times, very pleased to have called in.
To anybody who is thinking about a treat, give it a go.
My family would also like to say thank you to all staff involved, they to had a great time.

Thank TERRYANNTOM
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Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2013

Thank you for coming to KSE and so glad that you and the family enjoyed the day .
Look forward to seeing you again sometime

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Reviewed 17 June 2013

We went as a party of 6 adults with one 3 year old, and we all found something interesting to look at. The volunteers are really friendly and helpful, toys were produced for our child, and there is a little exhibition as well as static engines on display. The shop is basic, but has some nice things in it and there is plenty of parking too. Worth a look if you are passing.

4  Thank Beth B
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Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2013

Thank you for your visit and it was great to see three generations getting along and enjoying themselves.
Hope that you will come back when we are runnning trains

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Reviewed 12 June 2013

Bearing in mind the derelict state of the site when the started here, this heritage line's volunteers have wrought miracles. The former Kirkby Stephen East station has been lovingly restored and there's an eclectic assortment of rolling stock in various states of restoration including several Gresley teak coaches. A friendly volunteer took me round one of these to see the work in progress.
So far they only have a few hundred metres of track to run on, but the hope is for a 12-mile line to link with the Eden Valley railway in Appleby. They have steam and diesel locos so there should be something for everyone.

3  Thank Mkjock
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Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2013

thank you for visiting KSE and we hope that you will come back again when we are operating.
Please see our website for our operating dates

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Reviewed 9 June 2013

On June 1st I attended the first ever footplate experience course held at Kirkby Stephen east station held by the Stainmore railway Company. I have to say this was a brilliant day. perfect weather. perfect location and more so perfect friendly experienced volunteers and rolling stock . Being a birthday treat I was so looking forward to it. I was looked after in the most polite,warm, friendly and professional manner.
I thoroughly recommend this very professional ,friendly railway which is growing in strength all the time .

1  Thank 58herbie
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Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2013

Thanks Jon glad you enjoyed your day and we enjoyed it too.

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Reviewed 2 June 2013

We booked for a murder mystery at Stainmore Railway having never heard of it before. We went last night to find the most welcoming, friendly,and well run organisation. Super buffet, it felt like going to a friend's house for a party, it felt so relaxed and friendly. Murder mystery also FANTASTIC- very funny talented actors. Don't miss the next one on August 10th! We have booked already

Thank KAREN B
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Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2013

Thanks for coming to our event and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Glad you liked the food will pass that on to our caterering staff.
We enjoyed the event too.

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