Saturday, 31 August 2013

Stainmore Railway Company, Kirkby Stephen East, 17th August 2013

From Kirkby Stephen West (Settle & Carlisle), it is only a minute and a half by car to Kirkby Stephen East, home of the Stainmore Railway Company.
37146 is stored in ex-EWS condition, delivered from Tyne Yard in 2007, following usage in France in 1999-2000.
20169 has been receiving new doors around its engine.
31410 repainted into Regional Railways colours, on one side.
47785, formerly Fiona Castle, new in October 1965 as D1909. Delivered to Kirkby Stephen in July 2007.
LNER TTO 60505 (York, 1936) is ending the end of a long restoration, one of six Gresley coaches on site.
Reproduction LNER bucket seats, all interior of the TTO had been gutted by BR. The replica coat hook brackets are CNC machined rather than cast.
92219, the second last steam locomotive built by BR. Delivered to Kirkby Stephen from Midland Railway Centre, Butterley.
Inside the 'Darlington' train shed, facing towards Tebay. Gresley buffet 24287 on the right.
Working Peckett tank builder's number 2084 F.C. Tingey and NER 910 on loan from the NRM.
A Class 108 dmu is seen in the distance.
BR Mk1 coaches 35200 and 4249, and 37674 alongside the platform
After closure the station was used as a bobbin mill. BR ran the last service to a quarry beyond Kirkby Stephen in 1975. View looking west towards Tebay & Appleby.

Stainmore Railway Company
South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway
Stainmore 150 (in 2011)
NPE maps location in 1957