Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

Enjoy a 10 mile scenic return steam train journey along the Forth Estuary. Visit the Museum of Scottish Railways and look out for special events, including visits by Thomas the Tank engine. 

Based in Bo’ness, just a 40 minute drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh, this 4 star Visit Scotland rated attraction, offers the chance to board a vintage steam or diesel-hauled train.

Soak up the atmosphere of this heritage railway, travel by steam train and explore Scotland's largest railway museum.

Visitors can enjoy the on-train buffet where afternoon tea is served on most Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Or you can visit the on site cafe which has now won a Visit Scotland Taste our Best Award for using locally sourced produce. 

Open weekends April to October and midweek days during the school holidays.

There is also a programme of special events for everyone from tiny tots to avid train enthusiasts including Day Out With Thomas™, Santa Steam Trains, Black Bun specials and much more.

The Railway has also been used as a film location in a number of films and TV series including "The Railway Man",  "39 Steps", and more recently "Outlander" plus many more. 

Visit Scotland have an excellent Outlander Fim Location map which you can access here, to download the Outlander map click here.

  •     Cafe / Restaurant available on site
  •     Kiosk/ Gift Shop
  •     Lunch Available
  •     Self Service Snack Bar
  •     Tea & Coffee Available
  •     Vegetarian Food Available
  •     Public Toilet Facilities
  •     Garden with Picnic Area 
  •     Gift Shop
  •     Coach Parking On-site
  •     Disabled Access and Parking
  •     Free Parking On-Site
  •     Baby Changing Facilities Available
  •     Children Very Welcome
  •     Children's Menu Available
  •     Highchair Available
  •     ASVA Member
  •     No Smoking Permitted

In 2017 passenger trains run on weekends and school holidays from 25th March till 29th October with special events on certain dates in November and December. The Museum is open 7 days a week from 1st April to 29th October 1100 to 1630 (last admission 1600).

To find out when passenger trains are running, please go to the Prices and Timetable pages on Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway website and select the date you would like to visit from the calendar and see what is happening on that day. Please note where no coloured block is shown on the day you are looking at, there are no passenger trains.