Stainmore Railway Company at Kirkby Stephen East

We stock a range of children's books available to purchase at our station shop at weekends and also on line.

Titles stocked include

  • Alice The Little Welsh Engine by Pauline Hazelwood
  • Bambles the Platelayer's Puppy by Ritchie & Cath Gregory
  • Fred the Steeplejack series by Tilly Walker
  • Ivor the Engine series by Oliver Postgate & Peter Firmin
  • Jack the Station Cat series by Alan Cliff
  • Peter's Railway Series by Christopher Vine

This delightful book is beautifully illustrated throughout and is published by Saddletank Books. It tells the true story of Alice the Little Welsh Engine who was saved from being abandoned high up in the mountains of Wales and now lives happily at Bala.  ISBN 978-0-9927239-0-3. The book retails at £4.99 and can be purchased through ourONLINE SHOP using Paypal  or cheque.

We have been stockist for the Jack the Station Cat series of books since our retail outlet opened and our current station shop was opened by Alan Cliff.

Each book is beautifully written and half the proceeds of all sales are donated to a wide range of children's charities.  More details about the Jack the Station Cat series can be found on his website. Our own station cats Rabbit and Quaker have appeared in the books and the recommended reading age for the books is 5 - 8 years. The books also include puzzles at the end to aid comprehension and are a valuable tool to get children into reading. To date there have been a dozen books produced and ten are still in print.  Each book retails for £2.95 and can be purchased through our online shop.