Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway Located in the heart of the Forth Valley, Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway operate heritage steam & diesel trains and Scotland 's largest Railway Museum.
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Due to COVID-19, B&KR is unable to open at present. #SupportOurSRPS Fundraising Appeal Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway is operated as a heritage railway by the volunteers of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society, a charity registered in Scotland No. SC002375, formed in 1961. Scotland's railway heritage is cared for by S.R.P.S. at Bo'ness. Much is already on display, both on the railway and in the Museum of Scottish Railways which opened in 1995 as the Scottish Railway Exhibition, but the collection of locomotives, carriages and wagons requires further buildings to support conservation and maintenance activities and to enable the whole collection to be enjoyed by visitors.

Due to COVID-19, B&KR is unable to open at present. #SupportOurSRPS Fundraising Appeal Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway is operated as a heritage railway by the volunteers of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society, a charity registered in Scotland No. SC002375, formed in 1961. Scotland's railway heritage is cared for by S.R.P.S. at Bo'ness. Much is already on display, both on the railway and in the Museum of Scottish Railways which opened in 1995 as the Scottish Railway Exhibition, but the collection of locomotives, carriages and wagons requires further buildings to support conservation and maintenance activities and to enable the whole collection to be enjoyed by visitors.

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Operating as usual

The Diesel Group are working hard behind the scenes on SRPS owned and mainline registered Class 37403, watch the latest ...
01/05/2021
37403 power lift 2021 4K

The Diesel Group are working hard behind the scenes on SRPS owned and mainline registered Class 37403, watch the latest developments courtesy David Horne.
Our preparations for re-opening are gathering pace, remember to like and follow our pages as we get closer to announcing when we recommence services.
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Class 37403 refurbished spare power unit being lifted back into the loco on 30th April 2021.

Our preparations for re-opening are gathering pace, remember to like and follow our pages as we get closer to announcing...
25/04/2021

Our preparations for re-opening are gathering pace, remember to like and follow our pages as we get closer to announcing when we recommence services. All of our Volunteers and Staff thank you for your patience, it won’t be too long until we can re-open, with everyone’s safety our highest priority.
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An update from SRPS Steam Group and the restoration of privately owned Standard Tank BR No. 80105. ^JS
24/04/2021

An update from SRPS Steam Group and the restoration of privately owned Standard Tank BR No. 80105. ^JS

Photos from Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group's post
23/04/2021

Photos from Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group's post

Photos from Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group's post
19/04/2021

Photos from Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group's post

Recently, Rail Systems Alliance Scotland, an alliance of @networkrail , Babcock and Arcadis, who deliver track renewals ...
18/04/2021

Recently, Rail Systems Alliance Scotland, an alliance of @networkrail , Babcock and Arcadis, who deliver track renewals and enhancement projects throughout Scotland, helped our Permanent Way #volunteers with a digital track geometry survey. This has assisted our plans for reopening B&KR to passengers, following the extended closure of the Railway due to #COVID19. The railway remains closed to visitors at this time.

The survey helped our volunteers to better understand the condition of the railway track and target maintenance efforts.

We are very thankful to Paul Houston, Alastair Connell and the Alliance's S&C team for arranging and carrying out the survey.

📸 A. Anderson
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#bonessrailway #bonesskinneilrailway #bonessandkinneilrailway #SRPS #train #trains #trainsofinstagram #steamtrain #steamtrains #steamengines #bonesssteam #visitfalkirk #VisitForthValley #ScotlandIsNow #rail #railway #railways_of_europe #SupportOurSRPS

Recently, Rail Systems Alliance Scotland, an alliance of @networkrail , Babcock and Arcadis, who deliver track renewals and enhancement projects throughout Scotland, helped our Permanent Way #volunteers with a digital track geometry survey. This has assisted our plans for reopening B&KR to passengers, following the extended closure of the Railway due to #COVID19. The railway remains closed to visitors at this time.

The survey helped our volunteers to better understand the condition of the railway track and target maintenance efforts.

We are very thankful to Paul Houston, Alastair Connell and the Alliance's S&C team for arranging and carrying out the survey.

📸 A. Anderson
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Throughout this month, we continue to get our trains and #volunteers ready for reopening B&KR. The railway remains close...
17/04/2021

Throughout this month, we continue to get our trains and #volunteers ready for reopening B&KR. The railway remains closed to visitors at this time.

Here's NCB No. 1 Lord Roberts at Manuel earlier today.

If you see us, give our train crew a wave. Please do so safely and do not trespass anywhere on the railway. Only use official crossing points.

📸 C. Lothian

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Throughout this month, we continue to get our trains and #volunteers ready for reopening B&KR. The railway remains closed to visitors at this time.

Here's NCB No. 1 Lord Roberts at Manuel earlier today.

If you see us, give our train crew a wave. Please do so safely and do not trespass anywhere on the railway. Only use official crossing points.

📸 C. Lothian

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#bonessrailway #bonesskinneilrailway #bonessandkinneilrailway #SRPS #train #trains #trainsofinstagram #steamtrain #steamtrains #steamengines #bonesssteam #visitfalkirk #VisitForthValley #ScotlandIsNow #rail #railway #railways_of_europe #SupportOurSRPS

This month, we are getting our trains and #volunteers ready for reopening B&KR. Test trains will be operating between Bo...
05/04/2021

This month, we are getting our trains and #volunteers ready for reopening B&KR. Test trains will be operating between Bo'ness and Manuel.

Do NOT trespass on the railway tracks. Stay safe and use official railway crossings.

You can read more here: https://t.co/sTN9GE8DVF

SRPS Steam Group
Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group
Museum of Scottish Railways
Bo'ness Community Council
The Friends of Kinneil - Bo'ness
Visit Falkirk
Bo'ness Gauge O Group

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This month, we are getting our trains and #volunteers ready for reopening B&KR. Test trains will be operating between Bo'ness and Manuel.

Do NOT trespass on the railway tracks. Stay safe and use official railway crossings.

You can read more here: https://t.co/sTN9GE8DVF

SRPS Steam Group
Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group
Museum of Scottish Railways
Bo'ness Community Council
The Friends of Kinneil - Bo'ness
Visit Falkirk
Bo'ness Gauge O Group

^JS

Please give our Railtour page a like so you can find out about our mainline excursions when we announce them. ^CW(Repost...
02/04/2021

Please give our Railtour page a like so you can find out about our mainline excursions when we announce them. ^CW
(Reposted :-) )

We are all looking forward to running our first SRPS Railtour, so please like or follow our page to get the latest updates. ^CW

Impressive progress has been made this week on our new National Lottery Heritage Fund #SteamingAhead project.When the pr...
27/03/2021

Impressive progress has been made this week on our new National Lottery Heritage Fund #SteamingAhead project.

When the project is complete, the new engineering facility will be used to care for our steam locomotive collection and other rolling stock, using the space to train volunteers and apprentices from the local area. There will be a viewing gallery for visitors to see the restoration of our historic collection, too.

Supported by The National Lottert Heritage Fund.

📸 M. Ashmole
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Impressive progress has been made this week on our new National Lottery Heritage Fund #SteamingAhead project.

When the project is complete, the new engineering facility will be used to care for our steam locomotive collection and other rolling stock, using the space to train volunteers and apprentices from the local area. There will be a viewing gallery for visitors to see the restoration of our historic collection, too.

Supported by The National Lottert Heritage Fund.

📸 M. Ashmole
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#bonessrailway #bonesskinneilrailway #bonessandkinneilrailway #SRPS #train #trains #trainsofinstagram #steamtrain #steamtrains #steamengines #bonesssteam #visitfalkirk #VisitForthValley #ScotlandIsNow #rail #railway #railways_of_our_world #railwayphotography #railways_of_europe #SupportOurSRPS #NationalLotteryHeritageFund

We cannot wait to welcome you all back to B&KR when it is safe to do so. Our staff and volunteers are busy working on pl...
17/03/2021

We cannot wait to welcome you all back to B&KR when it is safe to do so. Our staff and volunteers are busy working on plans to reopen. In the meantime, do keep sharing your memories with us.

Remember, even though we are not open to visitors, it may be necessary to operate maintenance trains. Only use official crossing points and do not trespass on the railway tracks.

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#bonessrailway #bonesskinneilrailway #bonessandkinneilrailway #SRPS #train #trains #trainsofinstagram #steamtrain #steamtrains #steamengines #bonesssteam #visitfalkirk #visitforthvalley #ScotlandIsNow #rail #railway #railways_of_our_world #railwayphotography #railways_of_europe #SupportOurSRPS

We cannot wait to welcome you all back to B&KR when it is safe to do so. Our staff and volunteers are busy working on plans to reopen. In the meantime, do keep sharing your memories with us.

Remember, even though we are not open to visitors, it may be necessary to operate maintenance trains. Only use official crossing points and do not trespass on the railway tracks.

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#bonessrailway #bonesskinneilrailway #bonessandkinneilrailway #SRPS #train #trains #trainsofinstagram #steamtrain #steamtrains #steamengines #bonesssteam #visitfalkirk #visitforthvalley #ScotlandIsNow #rail #railway #railways_of_our_world #railwayphotography #railways_of_europe #SupportOurSRPS

Class 27001 looking splendid in Bo'ness Yard over the weekend. ^JS
22/02/2021

Class 27001 looking splendid in Bo'ness Yard over the weekend. ^JS

Update on 2021 OpeningWhen we gave our last update back in December we were looking forward to opening our doors at the ...
20/02/2021

Update on 2021 Opening

When we gave our last update back in December we were looking forward to opening our doors at the end of March 2021.

Because of a legal requirement to stay at home except for essential purposes introduced by the Scottish Government due to the rise in cases of Covid-19 this year, we are not in a position to give a reopening date at this moment. This means that our site is closed to visitors for the foreseeable future and we are no longer in a position to open at the end of March.

As soon as it is safe to do so we look forward to welcoming you aboard our steam trains and through the doors of the Museum. We will give another update in April.

Please keep checking our website, we appreciate your continued support.

As always, please remember that although our railway site is closed and we are not operating public trains for visitors, we need to run trains along our tracks for essential maintenance tasks. Stay safe and do not go on the train tracks.
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Update on 2021 Opening

When we gave our last update back in December we were looking forward to opening our doors at the end of March 2021.

Because of a legal requirement to stay at home except for essential purposes introduced by the Scottish Government due to the rise in cases of Covid-19 this year, we are not in a position to give a reopening date at this moment. This means that our site is closed to visitors for the foreseeable future and we are no longer in a position to open at the end of March.

As soon as it is safe to do so we look forward to welcoming you aboard our steam trains and through the doors of the Museum. We will give another update in April.

Please keep checking our website, we appreciate your continued support.

As always, please remember that although our railway site is closed and we are not operating public trains for visitors, we need to run trains along our tracks for essential maintenance tasks. Stay safe and do not go on the train tracks.
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#bonessrailway #bonesskinneilrailway #bonessandkinneilrailway #SRPS #train #trains #trainsofinstagram #steamtrain #steamtrains #steamengines #bonesssteam #visitfalkirk #ScotlandIsNow #rail #railway #railways_of_our_world #railwayphotography #railways_of_europe #SupportOurSRPS

*NEWS*We are delighted to announce the Scottish Railway Preservation Society (SRPS), operators of B&KR and Museum of Sco...
05/02/2021

*NEWS*

We are delighted to announce the Scottish Railway Preservation Society (SRPS), operators of B&KR and Museum of Scottish Railways, has been awarded £158,654 from Historic Environment Scotland! This funding will ensure essential electrical works across our historic site at Bo'ness can be carried out. Enhancements will also be made to the interior of our carriages, to aid social distancing for passengers throughout the #COVID19 pandemic.

Read more about this exciting news here https://www.bkrailway.co.uk/historic-environment-scotland-funding-for-srps/

#SupportOurSRPS

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*NEWS*

We are delighted to announce the Scottish Railway Preservation Society (SRPS), operators of B&KR and Museum of Scottish Railways, has been awarded £158,654 from Historic Environment Scotland! This funding will ensure essential electrical works across our historic site at Bo'ness can be carried out. Enhancements will also be made to the interior of our carriages, to aid social distancing for passengers throughout the #COVID19 pandemic.

Read more about this exciting news here https://www.bkrailway.co.uk/historic-environment-scotland-funding-for-srps/

#SupportOurSRPS

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Who doesn't love and miss D49 Morayshire?! #SupportOurSRPS and help make this iconic LNER loco steam once more.^JS
01/02/2021

Who doesn't love and miss D49 Morayshire?! #SupportOurSRPS and help make this iconic LNER loco steam once more.

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Morayshire on the Great Central Railway in 2014 - with your help we can repeat scenes like this! Work continues on the boiler at Loughborough but is - unsurprisingly - expensive! If you can help return the locomotive to steam with a donation, please do so here: www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/246Morayshire

Photo kindly provided by David Cable!

Photos from Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group's post
26/01/2021

Photos from Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group's post

We'll be back! But for now, #StayHome...#bonessrailway #bonesskinneilrailway #bonessandkinneilrailway #SRPS #train #trai...
19/01/2021

We'll be back! But for now, #StayHome
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#bonessrailway #bonesskinneilrailway #bonessandkinneilrailway #SRPS #train #trains #trainsofinstagram #steamtrain #steamtrains #steamengines #bonesssteam #visitfalkirk #ScotlandIsNow #rail #railway #railways_of_our_world #railwayphotography #railways_of_europe #SupportOurSRPS

We'll be back! But for now, #StayHome
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#bonessrailway #bonesskinneilrailway #bonessandkinneilrailway #SRPS #train #trains #trainsofinstagram #steamtrain #steamtrains #steamengines #bonesssteam #visitfalkirk #ScotlandIsNow #rail #railway #railways_of_our_world #railwayphotography #railways_of_europe #SupportOurSRPS

We received a late #Christmas present at the end of 2020 when our railway line from Bo’ness to Manuel was handed back to...
16/01/2021

We received a late #Christmas present at the end of 2020 when our railway line from Bo’ness to Manuel was handed back to us by our contractors following repairs to five major landslides. The damage, which occurred during severe weather conditions in August, meant that our trains were unable to run beyond Nether Kinneil and we were cut off from our terminus and connection to the mainline railway at Manuel.

We would not have been able to complete these repairs without the incredible response of our supporters who raised just under £130,000 in a matter of months. We cannot express our thanks enough to everyone who donated and sent wonderful messages of support!

We are working towards reopening the Railway and Museum of Scottish Railways - Coronavirus depending - on 27th March for our 2021 season and we hope that we will be able to welcome back many of our visitors after a prolonged break in 2020!

You can still support us by making a donation online: www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/srpsgeneralfund
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Happy National Lottery Heritage Fund  #HeritageTreasures Day everyone, from all our wonderful #volunteers! We are lookin...
11/01/2021

Happy National Lottery Heritage Fund #HeritageTreasures Day everyone, from all our wonderful #volunteers!

We are looking forward to welcoming you back aboard our steam and diesel trains and to our wonderful Museum of Scottish Railways later in the year!

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We're proud to be involved with this exciting project lead by Arcola Energy as they work towards developing Scotland's f...
06/01/2021

We're proud to be involved with this exciting project lead by
Arcola Energy as they work towards developing Scotland's first hydrogen-powered train. Read more below and here https://www.bkrailway.co.uk/hydrogen-train-project-great-news-for-boness/

This work is part of a Scottish Enterprise project, in partnership with Transport Scotland and University of St Andrews.

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Hydrogen powered train project rolls into Bo’ness:

"At the Bo’ness home of Scotland’s railway heritage they are hosting a project aimed at transforming the future of the rail industry."

Arcola and Consortium of Rail Industry Leaders: Arup, Abbott Risk Consulting (ARC) Ltd and AEGIS Rail will deliver the first Scottish hydrogen-powered train. Read more here: t.ly/T5aC

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Hopefully not long to wait for passengers. My image from Aug 14.
We hopefully will able Diesel Gala Summer 2021 at Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway?
Digging around in an old box of negatives I've found a set which appear to be from a very early open day. Can anyone help with a likely year at least. Don't think it was the busiest ever open day!
A British steam locomotive . The picture was taken in Alexandria , Egypt at. The last years of the 19th century.
These are showing as September 2002.
Its been a few ago now.... feel free to save or delete these images.....
Thanks for letting me like your post. I wish you well in the times ahead. An old postcard from my collection showing a Dubs built 4-8-0 on the Emu Bay Railway in Tasmania. Two survive in preservation. It has no connection to your railway other than a reminder of the vast contribution that Scotland made to steam engineering on land and sea.
A couple of pics from a few years back :)
A few photos of my visit about 2 years ago
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A short video showcasing 37025 'Inverness TMD' and 37421 heading the monthly Network Rail track recording train along the South Coast. Captured at Bosham, Fishbourne, the former site of Woodcroft Halt and Chalton. Stay safe, and enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKR2PC93Wos
Here are a couple of photos that I took of 419 during her Caledonian Weekend back in 2003. (Personally I would prefer to see her back in this blue, but I am pleased to see that she continues to run at 113 years old!)