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Latest Press Releases


Steaming up for new Heritage Railway Weekends

Posted: 22nd October 2020

One of the UK's best-known heritage railway lines will be steaming ahead with a series of special Heritage Railway Weekends this winter, giving passengers a rare opportunity to travel on two of the country's most historic steam engines...

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250,000 National Lottery funding to restore historic Railway Pullman Camping Coaches

Posted: 1st September 2020

Two of the Lake District’s most iconic visitor attractions have been awarded £250,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for an innovative restoration project, which gets underway from Tuesday 8 September 2020. Made possible by...

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'Still a Lot of Fun' despite Coronavirus' best efforts

Posted: 4th May 2020

Bank Holiday plans may have changed dramatically for almost everybody, but rail enthusiasts can still enjoy the sights and sounds of the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway from the safety of their own homes through their Armchair Steam and Diesel...

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Design a t-shirt competition for Lake District mascots

Posted: 31st March 2020

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and Ullswater ‘Steamers’ are inviting youngsters in Cumbria, Lancashire and the North East to get creative and design a brand new t-shirt for their cuddly mascots Ratty and Sammy, in a competition...

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Temporary Closure of Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Posted: 20th March 2020

Following careful consideration of the current situation and advice from the government we have made the decision to temporarily close Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway with effect from 19:00 on Friday 20 March. The health and wellbeing of our...

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Official Statement - Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Steam Gala Postponed

Posted: 20th March 2020

Following discussions between Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Company and the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society the decision has been made to postpone the forthcoming steam gala “It’s Still a Lot of Fun”...

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Achieving the Gold standard Green at Heart Award for the first time Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway in the Western Lake District joins sister attraction in attaining this top tier environmental accreditation.

Posted: 6th March 2020

A raft of eco-friendly initiatives at the visitor attractions include working towards being plastic free, 25p off hot drinks with a refill mug at the cafes, installing timed LED night lighting for security and a biomass boiler at the Railway,...

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Tourism businesses head to India to sell Cumbria to the world

Posted: 10th January 2020

A group of Cumbrian tourism businesses are heading to two of India’s largest cities next week (13-16 January 2020), to help make the most of the UK’s growing appeal to visitors from one of the world’s fastest growing...

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Passengers on Laal Ratty to benefit from brand new carriages

Posted: 24th October 2019

As part of a major rolling stock replacement programme, Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (La’al Ratty) has commissioned new covered carriages. The first carriage, built at the Boston Lodge engineering...

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Trio of new tickets offer double dose of Lake District culture

Posted: 16th September 2019

In a bid to encourage visitors to explore more of the Lake District during their stay, Ullswater ‘Steamers’ and Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway in partnership with Lowther Castle, Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway and Eskdale Mill...

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