1950s Event Saturday 1 September 2018 – 2nd year to be bigger and better

Following the huge success of our first 1950s event last September we’re doing it again.
The event is aimed at everyone, from 1950s revival fans to families. Head to our heritage railway and Museum for some 1950s fun and take a nostalgic trip back down memory lane.
Vintage fashion

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.

Music & dancing

Our headline act this year is Rusty and The Riots who will be playing two amazing sets guaranteed to get you moving, 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.

Afternoon Tea is available on the 1410 steam train too (must be pre-booked).


Browse the ‘village’ of stalls and treat yourself or someone else. You’ll find handmade jewellery and vintage goods to sweet treats and face painting.

Vintage Vehicles

There’ll be an array of vintage vehicles in front of Bo’ness Station so have your camera at the ready for some vintage selfies!







New for 2018 – 1940s Living History Display, get a taste of what life was like in the 1940s.

Your train ticket is valid all day so you can take a journey by steam train and experience the contrast on our 1950s DMU. Train ticket holders can also get entry to all other attractions, our Gift Shop and Station Buffet.
Tickets also available for only £2 more for our Museum of Scottish Railways with free museum admission for kids.
Come and enjoy this family day out and watch this space for more!

Standard train fares and museum admission will apply.
Adults £10
Concession £9
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 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, Angela Heron, Mary Moyes, Jennifer Elder and Peter Backhouse – thank you guys!
Event content is subject to change owing to operational requirements or weather conditions.