Stainmore Railway Company is a volunteer run non-profit preservation company formed in 2000 with the aim of restoring Kirkby Stephen East railway station in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England. In 1997 a company called Stainmore Properties Ltd. was formed, with the intention to convert KSE into an authentic North Eastern Railway focussed heritage centre representing the early 1950s. The Stainmore Railway Company was subsequently formed to restore the site. Since then essential repairs have been made to the roof and station, a number of rooms have been restored and a short section of track has been laid along the formation of the old Eden Valley Line, with some sidings and yard infrastructure within the station area and surroundings. A quantity of rolling stock that is authentic to the site has since been brought in and further arrivals are expected in 2015.
The station was formerly on the South Durham & Lancashire Union Railway and the company aims to relay a short section of track to allow train running. There is the eventual aim of joining up with the Heritage Eden Valley Railway (at Warcop), respectively. August 2011 marked the 150th anniversary of the railway. To commemorate this occasion a series of events were held during 2011, leading up to 'Stainmore 150', a large event, where Steve Davis, the then-head of the National Railway Museum, drove the first fare-paying passenger train from the station in over 50 years. In 2013 the Stainmore Railway Company began its first operating season, running Peckett 0-4-0 'F C Tingay' on selected weekends. In 2014 this was joined by Yorkshire Engine Company 'Stanton' which operates diesel hauled trains on weekends when there is no steam service.