Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway
- Telephone 01506 822298
- Website www.bkrailway.co.uk
The Bo’ness to Kinneil railway line operates a steam-train service alongside the Firth of Forth, with stations and some surrounding buildings altered to replicate period settings. Special events taking place on the line include festive celebrations at Hallowe’en, Christmas and New Year, and appearances by Thomas the Tank Engine.
Climb aboard a wonderfully restored carriage and enjoy a scenic five mile journey to Manuel, where a new platform will be built soon. Stay all day, there’s plenty to see and do. Make a stop at Kinneil Halt to explore the nature reserve and take a walk to Kinneil House, museum and estate and the remains of the Roman Antonine wall. Bring your picnic and stop off at Birkhill to enjoy the picturesque surroundings of this countryside station.
Follow our new visitor trail to the Museum of Scottish Railways, Scotland’s largest railway museum, and see more of what happens around the site. Take a fantastic journey into the past and explore three large buildings filled with locomotives, carriages, wagons and other railway artefacts. Discover how railways transformed the lives of our ancestors. There is plenty to keep everyone entertained. See Scotland’s only Royal Saloon coach, learn why the fish van has a sloping floor, come face to face with a mechanical horse and much more.
Our popular and comfortable station buffet serves a full range of meals, snacks, hot and cold drinks and ice creams. Afternoon tea on a steam train is also available most Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, pre-booking advised. Gift Shop on site.
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There are 8 events at this location
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Afternoon Tea on the 14.05 Steam Train
Enjoy traditional afternoon tea on the 14.05 steam train from Bo’ness to Manuel. Tuck into sandwiches, cake and scones, washed down with tea or coffee.
Sat 26 Apr
Sun 27 Apr
Sat 10 May
Autumn Steam Gala
Weekend featuring a variety of steam locomotives and coaches.
Day Out with Thomas
This fun day out includes a rail journey on one of Thomas the Tank Engine's friends, plus entertainers for the whole family to enjoy. Booking is essential.
Treat Dad to a day of steam trains, classic cars and vintage coaches.
Heritage Diesel Train Evening
Hop aboard an evening train heading anywhere (OK, to Manuel Platform). Real ale available on board.
The John Muir Express and Big Beard Project
All aboard the John Muir Express train at Bo’ness! Join Falkirk Council Ranger Service at Kinneil Halt for the Big Beard project – family-friendly fun exploring Kinneil Foreshore Local Nature Reserve. Event supported by SNH.
Mixed Traffic Gala
Get your fill of steam and diesel train, with special timetables and fares available.
Steam 'n' Scream
Come in fancy dress to see the Hallowe'en steam trains!