Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway
Union Street, Bo'ness, EH51 9AQ
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Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

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 5 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. Booking is essential.

Sat 2 Aug

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

Sun 3 Aug

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

Sat 9 Aug

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

…and 17 more dates until 12 Oct

Autumn Steam Gala

Weekend featuring a variety of steam locomotives and coaches.

Sat 18 Oct

£9 / 01506 822298

Sun 19 Oct

£9 / 01506 822298

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.

Sat 26 Jul

£11–£12 / 01506 822298

Sun 27 Jul

£11–£12 / 01506 822298

Sat 13 Sep

£11–£12 / 01506 822298

Sun 14 Sep

£11–£12 / 01506 822298

Heritage Diesel Train Evening

Hop aboard an evening train heading anywhere (OK, to Manuel Platform). Real ale available on board.

Sat 6 Sep

£9 / 01506 822298

Steam 'n' Scream

Come in fancy dress to see the Hallowe'en steam trains!

Sat 25 Oct

£9 (£8; Children £0–£5; Family £25) / 01506 822298

Sun 26 Oct

£9 (£8; Children £0–£5; Family £25) / 01506 822298

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