Kirkby Stephen East Heritage Centre for kids
Location : Kirkby Stephen Grid Ref : NY 769075
Kirkby Stephen East Railway Station formed a key junction with the routes westwards to Appleby/Penrith and to Tebay and eastwards via Stainmore Summit and Barnard Castle to Darlington. It is hoped to connect Kirkby Stephen East Station to a proposed preserved railway from Appleby East.
The Heritage Centre is now open to the general public and August 2011 saw passenger trains return to the East station after an absence of almost 50 years. Visitors can look round the station and its facilities when it is open (usually just weekends), and possibly take a short ride on one of the restored engines and coaches. Recently they have bought an example of the last steam engines ever built for British Rail – the 9F seen below.
The Eden Valley Railway trust is making efforts to re-open the section of line between Appleby and Warcop.
Related Links :
- Stainmore Railway Company at Kirkby Stephen East
- Facebook – Stainmore Railway Company
- Facebook – Photos of the Stainmore 150 special event – 27-29th August 2011