DIESEL & ALE DAYS
On Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of August 2018 we have our Class 37 diagrammed to run, with real ale being served on the train in the buffet car bar as part of our Rail Ale Festival! You’ll have Naylor’s Blonde and Goose Eye Bitter to choose from, along 14 other cask ales with a range of fantastic bottled beers, ciders, perry and gin.
Come and join us for a very special weekend, and be sure to buy your tickets in advance!
DIESEL CAB RIDES (Class 37)
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 £52!
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 £52 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.
Catch some heritage diesel action!
DIESEL RUNNING DAYS
We have a range of historic diesel locomotives here at Embsay & Bolton Steam Railway, from industrial shunters to ex-BR mainline locomotives.
Planned diesel running dates:
31st March 2018 – Steam Passenger + Diesel Passenger + Peppa Pig Children’s Event
1st April 2018 – Steam Passenger + Diesel Passenger + Peppa Pig Children’s Event
2nd April 2018 – Steam Passenger + Diesel Passenger + Peppa Pig Children’s Event
28th April 2018 – Goods Train Day
4th June 2018 – Steam Passenger + Diesel Passenger + Afternoon Teas available
10th June 2018 – Steam Passenger + Diesel Passenger
17th June 2018 – Steam Passenger + Diesel Passenger + Diesel Cab Rides (Father’s Day) + Cream Teas available
30th June 2018 – Goods Train Day
28th July 2018 – Goods Train Day
11th August 2018 – Steam Passenger + Diesel Passenger + Real Ale Weekend
12th August 2018 -Steam Passenger + Diesel Passenger + Real Ale Weekend
29th September 2018 – Goods Train Day
22nd September 2018 – Branchline Weekened – mixed traction
23rd September 2018 – Branchline Weekened – mixed traction
We recommend tickets are bought in advance - especially for special events (although our ticket offices can supply tickets on the day of travel too). For Santa Trains and Evening Eats pre-booking is essential. Tickets for the Branch line weekend are purchased by selecting 'Branchline Weekend' on our ticketing system.
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