Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Events

Besides running ordinary steam-hauled services (see the Timetable), the railway also holds a number of special events throughout the year. These are:

Event: Dates:
Easter Egg Specials Easter Sunday 5th - Bank Holiday Monday 6th April 2015
Branchline Weekend Saturday 2nd - Monday 4th May Bank Holiday Weekend 2015
Guided Walks Selected dates (to be confirmed) between May and August 2015
Strawberry Specials
Part of our Evening Eats programme.
Saturday Evenings: 1st and 15th August 2015
Fish & Chip Specials
Part of our Evening Eats programme.
Saturday Evenings: 11th &25th July and 8th & 22nd August 2015
1940s Weekend Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September 2015
Hallowe'en Specials Saturday 31st October & Sunday 1st November 2015
Including a separate Evening Scare train on the Saturday!
Santa's Specials Sundays from 29th November until Christmas and Saturdays in December until Christmas, as well as Tuesday 8th December 2015
Boxing Day Specials Saturday 26th December 2015
New Year's Day Children Travel Free Friday 1st January 2016

Passengers are advised to telephone for confirmation of times before making a long journey.
Talking Timetable (01756) 795189 General Enquiries (01756) 710614

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Registered museum Yorkshire Dales Railway Museum Trust
Registered Charity No. 517804 - Registered Museum No. 60
Bolton Abbey Station, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AF
General Enquiries: 01756 710614 - Talking Timetables & Fax: 01756 795189
enquiries@embsayboltonabbeyrailway.org.uk webmaster@embsayboltonabbeyrailway.org.uk
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Come along and join us for an Easter Egg Hunt and special trains on Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday 2015.

There are regular departures from both Embsay and Bolton Abbey stations between 10:30am and 5:00pm.


The event will feature a variety of trains and locomotives in traffic.

Trains will depart from Embsay and Bolton Abbey stations every 30 minutes. Your tickets (which can be purchased in advance, online) allow unlimited travel on the day in question on all passenger services.

Adults: £15.00
Children: £5.00 (normal fare)
Platform Tickets: £5 (valid at both stations on the day of issue)

Details to follow

Passengers are reminded that there is no lineside access for photography. There are plenty of public footpaths available, and a lot of work has gone into clearing the lineside of vegetation.


This year the 1940s Weekend is stepping up another notch with a lot of exciting plans to make it better. Re-enactors wishing to attend are very welcome, and should contact 1940s AT embsayboltonabbeyrailway.org.uk (replacing the " AT " with "@" as an anti-spam measure) to confirm their attendance and collect their half price travel pass. This needs to be done in advance so that we can cater for you and provide the best possible experience.

Relive the nostalgia of 1940s Wartime Britain. The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway steps back to the difficult times of 1942-43 Wartime Britain. Various re-enactment societies attend the railway over both days. Watch out for the Home Guard, Soldiers and Airmen returning home on leave and, of course, the long suffering civilians.

Wartime Weekend at Bolton Abbey Station. (C) Pete Walker Wartime Weekend at Bolton Abbey Station. (C) Pete Walker

Wartime Weekend at Bolton Abbey Station. (C) Pete Walker A frequent service of trains will operate on both Saturday and Sunday, subject of course to enemy action. The railway has had special dispensation from the Ministry of Food to operate its refreshment rooms at Bolton Abbey and Embsay stations.

For further information, please telephone Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway (01756) 710614 for general enquiries, or the Talking Timetable (01756)  795189.

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Hallowe'en Specials

Hallowe'en Specials
DAYTIME Saturday 31st October
NIGHTTIME Saturday 31st October
& DAYTIME Sunday 1st November 2015

Will you be scared?

2014 sees the return of the popular Spooky Specials. During the daytime, trains will run with decorations and excitment. A witch hunt is set up around the Railway for you to take part in. On the Saturday night a separate TERRIFYING event will be held with genuine scares and surprises for all.

NIGHT-TIME SPECIAL

In the dark of the night... a special train will run from Bolton Abbey station at 19:00. Tickets must be bought in advance. Entertainment and decorations will abound along the line, and several 'things' are known to be waiting, biding their time... Are you brave enough to visit? Or will it all be too much to handle? Come and find out!


Boxing Day Specials

Boxing Day Specials
Saturday 26th December 2015

Steam-hauled trains will run to the following timetable:

You may board the train at either Embsay or Bolton Abbey Station.
Embsay (depart) 10.30 12.00 13.30 15.00
Bolton Abbey (arrive) 10.45 12.15 13.45 15.15
Bolton Abbey (depart) 11.10 12.40 14.10 15.40
Embsay (arrive) 11.40 13.10 14.40 16.10
Fares Single
Return
Day Rover
Adults £6.00 £10.00
Children £3.00 £5.00
Concessions £5.00 £9.00
Family (2+2) n/a £25.00
If you are not travelling,
platform tickets are £1 for adults.


New Year's Day Specials

New Year's Day Specials
Friday 1st January 2016

(c) Fred Kerr New Year's Day, Friday 1st January 2016, is a 'FAMILY DAY' with our Happy Tank Engines. Children will travel for free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. A steam-hauled service will be in operation, to the timetable listed below.

Santa will not be on the trains.

Timetable
Embsay (depart) 10.30 12.00 13.30 15.00
Bolton Abbey (arrive) 10:45 12.15 13.45 15.15
Bolton Abbey (depart) 11:10 12.40 14.10 15.40
Embsay (arrive) 11:40 13.10 14.40 16.10

You may board the train at either Embsay or Bolton Abbey Stations.

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Please phone the railway's Talking Timetable on (01756) 795189 for information on times. Other general enquiries (01756) 710614.


Yorkshire Dales Railway Museum Trust (Holdings) Limited
Registered Charity No. 1116386
Bolton Abbey Station, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AF
General Enquiries: 01756 710614 - Talking Timetables & Fax: 01756 795189
enquiries AT embsayboltonabbeyrailway DOT org.uk webmaster AT embsayboltonabbeyrailway DOT org.uk
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