17th, 18th June 2017

We're expecting a whole host of vintage vehicles in attendance to compliment our vintage steam trains!  It's Father's Day on the 18th June too, which means we're offering cab rides in our class 37 diesel (sold out).

We will have a 1960's bus, trucks, tractors, classic cars (Ford Zodiac, Sunbeam Talbot, MGB GT, Triumph Stag) motorcycles, a steam wagon and a few traction engines in attendance to compliment our vintage steam trains!

Our famous Box Van Bar will be open and your return tickets allow you to ride in the trains all day! Click through to our ticketing section to purchase your tickets now - and also your extra special cab ride tickets which make a great gift (sold out - sorry!)

Click through to our ticketing section to purchase your tickets now, or add your details to our newsletter list, below.



Our Box Van Bar is in Embsay car park, serving a range of cask ales, bottles of real ale from a local brewery, wine, cider and kids drinks from 11:00am at Embsay. There are also refreshments at Bolton Abbey station and hot food available at Embsay Station.

Father's Day: Cab Rides

It’s Raw. It’s Powerful. It’s Noisy. It’s Industrial. And Dad will never forget it! He can forget his V6 parked in his driveway! Our engine's nearly 2,000hp, and on Dad’s special day, Sunday 18th June 2017, he can enjoy a cab ride in a heritage diesel locomotive for just £45!

Nothing beats travelling in the cab of an historic class 37 diesel train from the 1960’s - just a few feet away from the powerful English Electric 12-cylinder engine. The locomotive was designed to haul heavy trains round the country in the 1960’s, and at 100 tons, it’s the heaviest working locomotive on the railway - no wonder this class of locomotive have the nickname 'Tractors'!

Whilst you're upfront in the cab, hearing the roar and feeling the vibrations as the historic engine kicks into life, the rest of the family can ride in the tranquility of our historic coaches behind, as Dad and the locomotive pull the train through the Yorkshire countryside!

The £45 price includes:

  • A year's complimentary membership of the railway (worth £20)
  • A day rover ticket for the railway on Father's Day (worth £10)
  • A cab ride (single) from either Embsay or Bolton Abbey (priceless!)
  • Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway mug and certificate.

Please note, due to limited room, we can only take two people per trip from each station.
Departures from Embsay at: 11.10, 12.40, 14.10, 15.40, 17.00*
Departures from Bolton Abbey at: 10.30, 12.00, 13.30, 15.00, 16.30

*The 17.00 from Embsay will not return to Embsay and if you purchase a cab ride to travel on the 17.00 departure, you must ensure you have already travelled from Bolton Abbey on an earlier train - no later than the 16.30 from Bolton Abbey.

PLEASE NOTE THE LIMITED NUMBER OF 2017 FATHER'S DAY CAB RIDES ARE NOW SOLD OUT.  However, you can still get tickets (normal day train tickets) for what promises to be a very special weekend with the Vintage Vehicles, the Box Van Bar, Steam Trains and the opportunity to ride behind our classic 1960's English Electric Heritage Class 37 diesel locomotive.


For tickets, click through to our ticketing system and choose 'Father's Day Cab Rides' or standard 'Day Train Tickets' from the drop-down menu.


Diesel Cab Rides



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