Ravenglass Railway Museum
Welcome to the English Lake District's most spectacular steam railway!
The Railway runs for seven miles (11.3 kilometres) from the Lake District National Park's only coastal village of Ravenglass in the Western Lake District, through hidden Miterdale, to the grandeur of the Eskdale valley. The terminus at Dalegarth for Boot - home to our new visitor centre - nestles at the foot of England's highest mountains.
The story of the Railway is outlined in the Railway Museum, situated in Ravenglass Station car park.
Museum, Transport heritage site
Our 100th Anniversary (of being a 15'' gauge Railway)
- 28 — 31 August 2015 *on now
We celebrate our 100th year as a narrow gauge railway. In 1915, we were re-gauged from 3ft to the 15” line you see today. This is only part of the story so this weekend is all about sharing our full railway story with you and inviting you to join us in some special celebrations.
We will be joined by visiting engines including Count Louis (Evesham Vale Railway), Lydia (Perrygrove Railway) and Katie (Kirklees Light Railway) and an appearance in steam by Synolda (a resident engine).
A special timetable will be in place as Synolda and Count Louis will top and tail (one at the front, one at the back) and take a special journey from Ravenglass to Muncaster Mill which is bookable in advance as part of a day ticket at £20 adult and £10 children (5-15). This ticket includes all day travel and a seat on these special trains as part of your day out, a commemorative badge and edmundson ticket and entry into our exclusive prize draw to win a day on the footplate.
Our main stations will be adorned with vintage bunting and the cafes will be serving up some special anniversary menu creations throughout the weekend. Eskdale Ranger Chris Berry will be leading guided walks including an historic circular walk to Beckfoot then back along the old line to Boot and a walk to Girder Bridge to visit the old iron works then back along the stepping stones at St Catherines Church. Walks depart from Dalegarth Saturday – Monday, times TBC. There is no charge for the walk but if you make a small donation to our railway Museum, much appreciated.
The Preservation Society are hosting a model railway exhibition for us in our marquee plus, on the Monday, Egremont Town Band will be joining us to get the celebrations into full swing. Playing at Ravenglass station in the morning, they will then get on the train to Dalegarth and bring the music up there for the afternoon!
- Family friendly
Ravenglass Railway Museum
The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway