On Goods Train Days a 2-train service operates with a GOODS TRAIN running in addition to the normal steam-hauled service.

This means that you can still ride on the steam-hauled train, but there is also the opportunity to travel in the guard’s van on a Goods Train behind a historic diesel locomotive as we offer a more frequent service.

There are very few opportunities to experience travel on a goods train anywhere in the world, and we are delighted to be able to offer this on Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

Feel the warmth of the guard’s stove; hear the clattering of the wagons in your train; see the Railway from a different perspective!

To ride in the Guard’s brake van on the goods train, you will need to purchase a special supplementary ticket on the day (from the ticket office). They are sold on a first-come-first-served basis for each train, and are subject to conditions. £5 per person per single journey.

Come and ride in the brake van! Join the Guard for a unique rail experience on the Goods Train!

2019 dates:

– 27th April
– 22nd June
– 27th July
– 28th September


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 and Dales Dining trains pre-booking is essential.



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