1950s Event – NEW for 2017 updated 18/8/17
1950s Event – NEW for 2017
Head down to Bo’ness Station from 9am where over 75 classic cars will gather before they set off on their races in the Bo’ness Classic, part of the annual Bo’ness Revival taking place on 1st and 2nd September.
The cars will assemble in the car park at Bo’ness Station and leave from 09.45 and drive in cavalcade to Market Street for a ‘ceremonial’ flagged-off start by the Bo’ness Children’s Fair Queen.
Come and wave these fantastic cars on their way.
Our first 1950s Event
On Saturday 2 September we will be hosting our very first 1950s event of this kind. The event is aimed at everyone, from 1950s revival fans to families, for some 1950s fun at our heritage railway which provides the perfect setting for a nostalgic trip back down memory lane.
Everyone is invited to get in to the spirit of the day and period costume is more than welcome, let’s bring back happy memories and create new ones.
What’s in store
We have The Tennessee Hotshots plus Guests Emma, Rusty and Jezebel, DJs Tojo and Dean will be spinning their discs at the station and Anne Nelson’s Jump n Jive team will be on hand to teach you the basic steps you need to get you dancing. Kenny Tomlinson will be playing saxophone on the train adding a touch of jazz to a relaxing journey by steam train.
There will also be dance demos and stalls, face painting and vintage cars
Come and enjoy this family day out and watch this space for more!
Standard train fares and museum admission will apply.
Child (5-15) £6
Family (2+3) £28
add a ticket for the Museum of Scottish Railways for £2 more, kids go free!
There will be a steam train departure at 10.45, 12.10 and 14,10 and for the 15.35 departure visitors will get a rare chance to travel in our Swindon built Class 126 DMU from 1959. It was the the first DMU in the UK to be preserved on account of its historical significance and is a real treat to ride in.
Photos courtesy of Chelle Fenton – thank you Chelle!
Even more to do in Bo’ness! As well as the famous Bo’ness Hill Climb, there is also a Transport Fest being held in Bo’ness town centre so be sure to go there too (only 5 minutes walk from the railway) for more vintage cars, trucks and motorbikes.
Event content is subject to change owing to operational requirements or weather conditions.
“This hidden gem is only 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh. The staff are really friendly and looked after us as we boarded a beautiful steam train, we saw heritage diesels too. The sights, smells and sounds really took us back in time. After a browse around the excellent Museum of Scottish Railways and a bite to eat in the Station Buffet we all agreed we would recommend it to everyone and we would definitely be back.”
Mr P Gray, Falkirk
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