We aim to be open to the public 10am - 4pm on Sundays from Easter - December 2023 with additional Saturday opening for events. If you would like to be part of our platform staff as a volunteer welcomer and to learn new skills please vist our volunteering page. New welcomers will be supported by one of our experienced volunteers and it is a great way to make new friends. We welcomed the Ariel Motorcycle Club who were on tour in 2022 with Sue H, Joan and Sue J forming part of the welcoming team. It was a great day and the video shows the departure of the motorcycles.
We can host private events during our closed season subject with prior agreement please email with your request and our of our events team will get back to you. Events email
Events at Kirkby Stephen East
We are open to the public on Sundays from 10am - 4pm with some additional open days on Saturdays for events and throughout August.
Events run 10am - 4pm unless stated otherwise with free admission (donations welcome) and charges for train rides (subject to availability). Some special events, run by external agencies, attract a booking fee.
Groups can book private events on Saturdays (subject to availability) email for more information.
2023 Train Fares - Easter - September 2023
Family £12-00 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Additional Child £1-00
Disabled £6-00 (accompanying carer free)
Consessions £5-00 (over 65,HRA members, Railriders)
1370 Club members Free with 50% off family ticket
Easter Saturday 8th April 2023 - Craft & Local Food Fayre as part of the Cumbria Easter Rally - a free event with classic buses and vehicles in Brough, Winton Kirkby Stephen and surrounding area refreshments in the buffet car (steam train service) Easter Fayre and Cumbria Easter Rally 2023
Easter Sunday 9th April 2023 - Cumbria Easter Rally free admission and tours of our workshop, museum with refreshments in the buffet car (steam train service). Free vintage buses between Brough, Winton Kirkby Stephen and the Mainline Station. More details on the rally facebook page
Sunday 18th June 2023 (Father's Day) - Model Railway Show
2023 sees the return of our annual model railway show featuring a wide range of layouts, demonstrations of modelling skills and the Stainmore and Eden Valley Route simulator. Free admission with refreshments in the buffet car, a well stocked shop including Bachmann Farrish and Oxford Rail. Tours of our workshop on the hour to see a wide range of historic rolling stock. More details on the event webpage.
Steam train service running using Lytham St Anne's.
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July 2023 - Westmorland Dales Festival Weekend - We are pleased to be part of the local celebration of the landscape of the Westmorland Dales and the people who live and work here. Kirkby Stephen will showcase conservation, countryside stalls, craft and food markets with entertainments and activities for everyone, There will be free buses between the mainline station our site and the town centre provided by Cumbria Classic Coaches. Train service - motive power TBC
Saturday 12th August 2023 - Railwayana Event SRC Director Alan Gunston and his colleagues in the Railwayana community will be providing an excellen display of a wide range of items for sale. There will be a steam train service subject to locomotive availability
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2023 - Kirkby Stephen in the 1940s Weekend- This inagural event will showcase the home front in the Eden Valley. We are working with Chris Hallam, members of the Military Vehicle Trust and Kirkby Stephen Town Council to deliver this event. There will be exhibits around the site and in town with a free vintage bus service between Brough, Kirkby Stephen and the mainline station. There will be a steam train service subject to locomotive availability. Please check out the event webpage for more details.
Sunday 29th October 2023 - Halloween Event - diesel service during the day 10:30am - 4pm open to the public. Evening ticketted event run in conjunction with Kirkby Stephen Town Council Diesel 'ghost train'. Details to follow.
Saturday 9th December 2023 - Xmas Craft and Food Fayre.
Please note change of date due to multiple events in the area.
Following the success of our 2022 Xmas Fayre we will be running a Xmas event to bring together the local community. There will be a free classic bus service between Brough, Kirkby Stephen and the Mainline Station. Some stalls are already booked but if you wish to have a stall message us. (Stalls 8 foot table space with seating - free but donation to SRC appreciated).