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Latest Press Releases


Put on your walking boots to celebrate La'al Ratty centenary.

Posted: 5th July 2018

Ravenglass Railway Museum is marking the centenary of the last La'al Ratty train to travel up the line to Boot Village. Join the Museum’s Curator, Peter van Zeller, on Sunday 15 July to discover fascinating stories from the history of the...

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Commemorating The Great Gift at Dalegarth Station

Posted: 16th May 2018

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway and the National Trust are celebrating The Great Gift at Dalegarth Station with an exhibition that tells the stories of the soldiers from the Eskdale Valley and how the end of World War I was commemorated in the...

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Historic railway officially launches significant new steam locomotive

Posted: 30th April 2018

This weekend The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Preservation Society will officially launch their newest addition to join the historic Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway visitor attraction on the West Coast of Cumbria. The magnificent new Krauss...

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Ravenglass officially welcomes home , Katie, 122 year old Steam locomotive

Posted: 12th April 2018

From Sunday 6 May, The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway will be celebrating the return of a 122-year-old steam locomotive named Katie after an extensive restoration programme. Katie will soon be making regular appearances in steam around...

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Railway Museum honoured at National Heritage Awards Ceremony

Posted: 19th February 2018

The Ravenglass Railway Museum is celebrating after receiving a prestigious award from the Heritage Railway Association revealed at their annual awards ceremony held at the Burlington Hotel in Birmingham on Saturday 10 February. The museum...

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Paw Patrol to launch 2018 season at the iconic Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Posted: 8th February 2018

The iconic Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway will launch its 2018 season of family friendly events when Paw Patrol pays a very special visit on the 24th and 25th March 2018. Grab your ticket quick though as places are limited for this weekend of...

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Double Award short list for Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and sister attraction Ullswater Steamers

Posted: 20th December 2017

Two Cumbrian heritage attractions shortlisted for National Coach Tourism Awards Two award-winning Cumbrian visitor attractions - Ullswater ‘Steamers’ and the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway have been shortlisted in the British Coach...

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Lakes coastal village celebrates unique double World Heritage Status

Posted: 13th December 2017

Lakes coastal village celebrates unique double World Heritage Status As 2017 draws to a close the Lake District’s only coastal village celebrates its unique double World Heritage Site status. UNESCO has confirmed picture postcard...

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Railway To Give Passengers A Taste of Christmas

Posted: 17th November 2017

Cumbrian visitor attraction, Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, is celebrating Christmas tradition and alluding to the Western Lake District’s strong culinary ties to the spice trade, by running ‘Mince Pie Trains’ on certain dates...

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It's Full Steam Ahead As Railway Appoints New General Manager

Posted: 17th November 2017

Lake District visitor attraction, Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, has announced the appointment of a new general manager to succeed Trevor Stockton, who will be stepping down from his position in early December. Peter Brendling has been chosen...

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