Boness and Kinneil

Find out everything you need to know for a wonderful day out for all the family on this offical Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway website. Soak up the atmosphere of this heritage railway and explore Scotland’s largest railway museum situated on the Firth of Forth close to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway and Museum of Scottish Railways are operated by volunteers of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society (SRPS). The society is also the operator of SRPS Railtours, running a programme of relaxing day excursions allowing visitors to view the scenic splendour of Scotland or enjoy a trip to historic towns and cities south of the border from the comfort of their reserved seat.

The Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway has been developed since 1979 on a reclaimed site on the south shore of the Firth of Forth and now welcomes over 60,000 visitors aboard nostalgic steam and heritage diesel trains and through the doors of Scotland’s largest railway museum every year. Several historic buildings have been obtained and re-erected to provide a traditional railway setting. Bo’ness station opened in 1981. The line was extended to Kinneil in 1984 and to Birkhill in 1989, where the Fireclay Mine was open to the public (closed permanently in 2013). From 2010 the passenger service operates over the extension to Manuel where a new platform was opened in mid 2013.


Bo’ness Station Union St, ,
Bo’ness, West Lothian, EH51 9AQ


01506 822298

Image Gallery