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.


Film location

The Railway has 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. 

Discover this and more attractions featured in Outlander in our Outlander themed film locations trial.

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

Follow in Jamie and Claire’s footsteps for yourself with this fantastic Outlander audio guide created by Visit Scotland.




  •     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


 dog friendly

* This attraction is dog friendly, click here for more dog friendly places in Falkirk

Family friendly heritage railway and museum – opens 4 April 2020 further info on their website!

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. 

You can download a calendar for the whole year here which shows all the dates passenger trains are running this season. 

There is now a Community Bus which runs directly from Edinburgh making it easier to access the Railway for more info just click here


The car park at the railway is large and has disabled parking spaces at the station entrance. There is a ramp for wheelchair users into the station and portable ramps provide access to specially adapted train carriages. The museum is 500 metres from the station and accessed using a flat path. However, some wheelchair users may need either extra assistance or to request vehicle transport to the museum due to the rough path surface. There is a disabled toilet in the station building and in the museum.

More information at Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway website.

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