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SPECIAL EVENTS 2016


Winter Diesel Gala
2 nd & 3 rd January 2016
Trains on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway this weekend are hauled by some of the Society's impressive collection of diesel locomotives and other locos are on show. Diesel engines are no longer a common sight hauling passenger services on mainline railways and are increasingly important on the railway preservation scene.
Special timetable & fares apply
Please note that the Museum of Scottish Railways is not open

Easter Egg Specials
Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday
25 th, 26 th, 27 th & 28 th Mach

A free tasty Easter treat for every child. Wear your traditional Easter Bonnet for the chance to win a prize and have fun in the Museum hunting the Easter Eggs!
Full steam timetable & standard fares apply


'Day Out With Thomas' ©
21 st & 22 st May
Engines with friendly faces, children's entertainment, competitions, face painting, fairground attractions: a popular event with young fans of the Railway Stories by Rev W Awdry and his son Christopher, as seen on TV.
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends™ and Day out with Thomas™ © 2016 Gullane (Thomas) Ltd
Special timetable : hourly departures to Birkhill from 10.30 until 15.30.
Special fares apply

Prebooking strongly advised

Premium Fare event for which discount vouchers including Tesco vouchers, complimentary tickets, Annual membership cards & vouchers and other discount passes are not valid. Visitors cannot access the site at Bo’ness and Birkhill without a pre-booked 'Day Out With Thomas' © ticket on these dates; this includes the station platform, fairground rides, Station Buffet and other facilities which are part of the event.

Father's Day
19 th June
A Father's day treat for all the family - vintage trains and classic cars.
Special timetable and Standard fares apply
D8020 &27001 arriving at Boness, with 47643 in siding (Photo : Ian Lothian
Diesel Gala
22 nd, 23 rd & 24 th July
Trains on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway this weekend are hauled by some of the Society's impressive collection of diesel locomotives and other locos are on show. Diesel engines are no longer a common sight hauling passenger services on mainline railways and are increasingly important on the railway preservation scene.
Special timetable & fares apply

Thomas and the Fat Controller (Photo : Margaret Haynes)
'Day Out With Thomas' ©
30 th & 31 st July
Engines with friendly faces, children's entertainment, competitions, face painting, fairground attractions: a popular event with young fans of the Railway Stories by Rev W Awdry and his son Christopher, as seen on TV.
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends™ and Day out with Thomas™ © 2016 Gullane (Thomas) Ltd
Special timetable : hourly departures to Birkhill from 10.30 until 15.30.
Special fares apply

Prebooking strongly advised

'Day Out With Thomas' ©
10 th & 11 th September
Engines with friendly faces, children's entertainment, competitions, face painting, fairground attractions: a popular event with young fans of the Railway Stories by Rev W Awdry and his son Christopher, as seen on TV.
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends™ and Day out with Thomas™ © 2016 Gullane (Thomas) Ltd
Special timetable : hourly departures to Birkhill from 10.30 until 15.30.
Special fares apply

Prebooking strongly advised

Steam Gala
22 nd & 23 rd October
Special weekend featuring a variety of steam locomotives from the SRPS fleet.
Special timetable & fares apply
Steam 'n' Scream at Birkhill (Photo : John Mayes

 

Steam 'n' Scream Hallowe'en Weekend
29 th & 30 th October
Come for some Halloween fun on the train!
Decorated coaches, Halloween treats, a fancy dress competition and other spooky fun.
Come in fancy dress or else!
Special timetable and Standard fares apply
Come in fancy dress! (No need to book)
Santa Special at Birkhill (Photo : Margaret Haynes

Santa Specials
Saturdays & Sundays 26 th November - 18 th December
Santa travels by Steam Train, giving a gift to each of the young passengers. Christmas decorations create a festive atmosphere. Adults receive seasonal refreshments at Bo'ness station.
Special timetable : departures to Birkhill at 10.30, 12.00, 13.30 & 15.00.
Special fares apply

Advance booking essential.
Please note that the Museum of Scottish Railways is not open


Winter Diesel Gala
Thursday 29 th & Friday 30 th December
Trains on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway this weekend are hauled by some of the Society's impressive collection of diesel locomotives and other locos are on show. Diesel engines are no longer a common sight hauling passenger services on mainline railways and are increasingly important on the railway preservation scene.
Special timetable & fares apply
Please note that the Museum of Scottish Railways is not open

Hogmanay 'Black Bun' Special Trains
Saturday 31 st December

Join us for complimentary traditional Scottish Hogmanay Black Bun and a hot drink whilst travelling aboard our nostalgic steam railway, juice and shortbread for the kids! A lovely family event. Travel on one of the last steam trains to run in Scotland this year. (Black Bun is a rich fruit cake in a pastry case.)
Low season timetable applies.
Special fares apply

Please note that the Museum of Scottish Railways is not open

For further information phone :
01506 825855 (Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm)
or write to
The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
Bo'ness Station, Union Street, Bo'ness, West Lothian EH51 9AQ

or Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway website


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