Saturday, 16 April 2011

Classic Commercial Vehicle Rally

I had an e-mail from David Rayner this morning reminding me that the Eden Classic Vehicle Group's 'Classic Commercial Vehicle Rally' will be taking place over the Easter weekend next Saturday and Sunday the 23rd and 24th April. It  looks like it is going to be a really exciting event this year.

Not only is the weekend one of the most successful of its kind in the North - it is also free making it an ideal outing for the family. This year it involves four sites, the centres of Kirkby Stephen and Brough and also the site of our neighbours at the Eden Valley Railway at Warcop and our Stainmore Railway Company site at Kirkby Stephen East. A fleet of classic and lovingly restored old buses and coaches will provide free transport between all the four sites and admission to the sites too will be free.

Now here is something! Actually this will be the first time that Kirkby Stephen East and Warcop stations have been linked by public transport since the railway closed back in January 1962!  Change is coming in the upper Eden Valley ...

Public parking will be available in Kirkby Stephen town centre but there will be limited parking available at Kirkby Stephen East in designated spaces for disabled parking badge holders. We will have many classic commercial vehicles parked up on site and also stalls, some of which will be on the newly resurfaced platform area inside the station building.

We hope you will come and have a wonderful - and free! - day out and also see the progress we have been making on site getting ready for the reintroduction of steam passenger hauled trains in August.

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