Father’s Day: Cab Rides & Cream Teas

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 to 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.

Cream Teas


If a Cream Tea sounds like your cup of tea, then why not book one of our Cream Teas instead? Or both a cab ride and a Cream Tea! Fresh scones, clotted cream, strawberry jam, fresh ground coffee or Yorkshire tea, with Silver Service and table seats, embroidered tablecloths, headrests and curtains!


For tickets, click through to our ticketing system and choose ‘Father’s Day Cab Rides’ or ‘Cream Teas’ from the drop-down menu.




There will also be the Box Van Bar at Embsay, 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.

Diesel Cab Rides



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