Stainmore Railway Company needs £40,000 to build workshop [BBC News]





Date: 16/04/2013

A heritage railway restoration project has launched a £40,000 fundraising bid after planners gave the go-ahead for a new workshop. Stainmore Railway Company, which is run by volunteers based at Kirkby Stephen East Station, has been given permission to build the 150ft (45.7m) workroom. But it needs to raise the money for the building, which will ensure restorers no longer have to work outside. The firm also plans to open platforms which have been closed for 40 years.


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Location: Kirkby Stephen East
Company: South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway
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View east towards Stainmore at Kirkby Stephen East station in May 2006.
Location: Kirkby Stephen East
Company: South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway
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Location: Kirkby Stephen East
Company: South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway
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