Enjoy a 10 mile scenic return steam train journey along the Forth Estuary. Visit the Museum of Scottish Railways and look out for special events, including visits by Thomas the Tank engine. 

Based in Bo’ness, just a 40 minute drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh, this 4 star Visit Scotland rated attraction, offers the chance to board a vintage steam or diesel-hauled train.

Soak up the atmosphere of this heritage railway, travel by steam train and explore Scotland's largest railway museum.

Visitors can enjoy the on-train buffet where afternoon tea is served on most Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Or you can visit the on site cafe which has now won a Visit Scotland Taste our Best Award for using locally sourced produce. 

Open weekends April to October and midweek days during the school holidays.

There is also a programme of special events for everyone from tiny tots to avid train enthusiasts including Day Out With Thomas™, Santa Steam Trains, Black Bun specials and much more.

This place is run by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society

Please go to their website for more information:

Further information

Opening Hours

April – October

Check up to date opening times on the official website.


Senior (60+)
Senior (60+)
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Infants (under age 5)
Free (but do not get a seat)


Accessible access
Charging point
Dog friendly
Gift shop
Educational opportunities
Family friendly
Food and drink
No camping
Venue hire

Useful information

Accessibility info

An accessible carriage is available on most trains* and can accommodate wheelchairs. Wheelchairs cannot be accommodated on non-accessible carriages due to their historic nature.

*not available for some special events. Please check official website for details.

Food and drink

Visitors can enjoy light snacks, hot and cold drinks, and refreshments at the refreshment room located on-site.

Visitor centre

The Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway features Scotand largest railway museum where visitors can learn about the history of the railway and its significance. The visitor center provides exhibits, displays, and educational resources related to the railway's heritage.


Dogs are welcome on certain parts of the train.