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About Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway by Forth Boat Tours

The Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway, located in Scotland, is a captivating heritage railway. It transports visitors back in time to the golden age of steam travel. With its rich history, and well-preserved locomotives, it offers a unique experience for both railway enthusiasts and casual tourists.

The railway’s origins can be traced back to the mid-20th century. A group of dedicated volunteers came together to preserve the region’s railway heritage. They transformed a section of the former North British Railway line into what we now know as the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway. Since its inception, the railway has grown in popularity and has become a significant tourist attraction in Scotland.

One of the railway’s standout features is its meticulously restored steam locomotives and vintage carriages. These historic trains evoke a sense of nostalgia, allowing passengers to travel in style through the picturesque Scottish countryside. The railway offers a range of services, from short rides to full-day excursions, making it accessible to a broad audience.

Let’s go on a journey

The journey itself is a treat for the senses. Passengers are treated to breathtaking views of the Forth, historic Bo’ness, and the countryside that surrounds the railway. The route also passes through the Kinneil Nature Reserve, providing a glimpse of Scotland’s diverse wildlife.

Visitors to the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway can also explore the Museum of Scottish Railways. The wonderful venue houses a truly remarkable collection of railway memorabilia, including vintage signs, photographs, and model trains. A fascinating place to learn about the history of Scotland’s railways and the role played in Scotland’s industrial development.

In summary, the railway is a delightful journey through time. It simply offers a nostalgic glimpse into Scotland’s railway history. With its beautifully restored locomotives, stunning scenery, and educational opportunities, it continues to be a beloved attraction for both locals and tourists, preserving the magic of steam travel for generations to come.

To explore more of Blackness Castle, book our Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway Cruise below.

Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway Cruise

Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway Cruise

Enjoy the best of both worlds with the flexibility of a Forth Boat Tours Three Bridges Cruise and a Day Rover ticket with the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway.

The trips can be taken the same day or on separate days. This flexible ticket can be used from 1 April to 31 October (subject to availability).