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“Super Scary Evening Event!”

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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We have been to all 3 Murder Mystery Evening Events run at Stainmore Railway Company at Kirkby Stephen and have had a fantastic time at all of them. The actors are excellent and everyone really got into solving the crime. A trip out on the steam train enhances the whole experience and the atmosphere of the station is perfect for this type of event as the night draws in. The buffet is fabulous with vegetarian, vegan and meateater selections with enough for everyone to have seconds and even take home a 'doggie bag'! Plenty of juice, pop and proper coffee for refreshments (all included) and the bonus of being able to bring along your own alcohol if you wanted is great. The volunteer staff at the Station are super, so friendly, helpful and welcoming, and having been to all 3 events meant we felt we were starting to make friends there! The event is reasonably priced, we think it's a bargain considering what's included. It's a fun evening with a difference and we recommend it wholeheartedly, definitely not to be missed!. On our first 2 visits to the Railway events we went to Kirkby Stephen in a campervan and stayed at Pennine View Caravan site just over the road from the Station - extremely convenient!

1  Thank Dalesfamily
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Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2013

Thank you for coming to our events and helping making them so much fun.
Look forward to seeing you next year - the dates will announced soon

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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Great day out, plenty to do and well run and a fun day was had by all. My son loved this. well done.

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Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2013

Glad your son enjoyed his day.
We will have Santa at KSE on Saturday 7th December so hope to see you then.

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Reviewed 9 September 2013

I visited the other weekend and it was fantastic. Well done to all involved for such a wonderful and friendly place to visit.

In fact I was so impressed I took shares out and will definitely be back to volunteer. Good luck for the future folks.

4  Thank Maharg22
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Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2013

thanks for your visit and share purchase. look forward to seeing you at KSE soon

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Reviewed 10 August 2013

Fantastic evening. Thoroughly enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes evening. Good food and good acting with the bonus of a ride on a steam train. Great!t

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Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2013

Thank you for coming to KSE and helping to make our event great fun.
There is a gallery of photos on our Facebook page (Stainmore Railway Company) where you might be able to spot yourselves

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

We dropped in to have a look after a five year break. What an outstanding achievement - a station platform, a station, railway tracks running into the distance, a proper car park, lots of locomotives, waggons, carriages,etc.

Well done - we will be back on a day when you are open to the public. Good luck with the many projects - signal box, engine, shed, etc.

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Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2013

Thank you for visiting us our next operating day is 11th August and we have a murder mystery event the evening of 10th August.

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