We aim to be open to the public 10am - 4pm on Sundays from Easter - December 2022 with additional Saturday opening for events. We hope to be open on other Saturdays throughout the season but this is subject to availability of volunteers to welcome the public. 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 recently welcomed the Ariel Motorcycle Club who were on tour 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
We are pleased to announce that we have some events planned for the 2022 Season and more details will follow as they are confirmed.
Events at Kirkby Stephen East
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.
Easter Saturday 16th April 2022 - Craft & Local Food Fayre as part of the Cumbria Easter Rally - a free event with classic buses and vehicles in Brough Kirkby Stephen and surrounding area refreshments in the buffet car (no train service) Easter Fayre and Cumbria Easter Rally 2022
Easter Sunday 17th April 2022 - Cumbria Easter Rally free admission and tours of our workshop, museum with refreshments in the buffet car (no train service). Free buses between Brough, Kirkby Stephen and the Mainline Station. More details on the rally facebook page
Saturday 18th June 2022 - Model Railway Show
2022 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 (no train service). Web page
Sunday 19th June 2022 - Model Railway Show.
Day two of our model railway show and a chance to revisit the site and see more layouts. We will have a locomotive static in steam as part of our train crew's recertification but there will be no train service Web page
Saturday 16th July 2022 - Inclusive Train Play Sessions for Children living with Autism and ADHDa pre-bookable railway themed play session event for children aged 4 - 11 years old living with autism and ADHD (older children also welcome). Charges apply for each child and their accompanying carers / parents have free admission. A booking link will be added soon - for futher details see our autism friendly visiting page and Facebook event page.
Sunday 31st July 2022 - Westmoreland Dales Day - details to follow
Saturday 13th August 2022 - Railwayana Event - details to follow
Saturday 20th August 2022 - Mecanno Event - details to follow
Saturday 3rd December 2022 - Xmas Craft and Food Fayre.
Following the success of our 2021 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