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“well run and fun”

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, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“well run and fun”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

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

Visited August 2013
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3 Thank PaulDavieshistorian
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Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this review, September 18, 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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“5 star visitor attraction!”
Reviewed September 9, 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.

Visited September 2013
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4 Thank Maharg22
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Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
thanks for your visit and share purchase. look forward to seeing you at KSE soon
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Murder Mystery night at the Kirkby Central Station Railway Station.”
Reviewed August 10, 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

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank DMC460
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Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this review, August 12, 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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730 reviews
335 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
“Proof Positive of What Enthusiasm Can Achieve”
Reviewed July 28, 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.

Visited July 2013
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Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this review, July 29, 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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Hartlepool, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“friendly staff”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

we have been visiting the station for about 2 years with our 5 year old grandson. staff are very warm and friendly and very informative, and all work very hard to restore the station. i would recommend a visit as there are lots of different things to see that suit all age groups. keep up the good work and will be back soon.

Visited July 2013
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Stainmore_Railway_Co, Director of Sales at Stainmore Railway Company, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thanks Sandra, we enjoy your visits and look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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