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Latest Press Releases


Oktoberfest Rail Extravaganza Billed As 'Narrow Gauge Event of the Year'

Posted: 17th August 2017

An event shaping up to be absolutely ‘wunderbar’ is taking over the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway between October 21 and 29, as the 15-inch gauge railway lays on a glorious Oktoberfest of German locos, food and even musical...

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Oktoberfest Rail Extravaganza To Be 'Wunderbar' For Groups

Posted: 17th August 2017

Group tour operators and coach professionals are being prompted to take a look at a brand new ‘Oktoberfest’ event from Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, which will tick the box of any narrow gauge rail enthusiast or club.   The...

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Experience 'The Curious Incident of the Stag and the Trainline' This September!

Posted: 17th August 2017

The advantages of journeying on a little steam train, being slowly pulled along, will never be better appreciated than between September 8 and 24, when passengers on the idyllic Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway will not only be able to spot fells,...

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Is Ravenglass England's most special village?

Posted: 27th July 2017

Hopes for tourism boost as Cumbrian village now boasts TWO World Heritage Sites Something special has just happened to the Lake District’s only coastal village… It’s now part of TWO World Heritage sites, and tourism businesses...

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Cumbrian attractions get the double at global award ceremony

Posted: 9th June 2017

Two award-winning Cumbrian visitor attractions - Ullswater ‘Steamers’ and the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway are celebrating after receiving their latest accolades to add to their ever-growing collection. The popular heritage...

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Free Travel To Earn Teddy An Extra Bear Hug

Posted: 3rd April 2017

Teddies from around Britain will be earning an extra bear hug this Easter, thanks to being the passport to free travel for their young owner.

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Lake District's newest attraction to open this Summer

Posted: 10th March 2017

In June 2017, the Ravenglass Railway Museum will officially open to the public after undergoing a major, two year, Heritage Lottery-funded redevelopment.

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Young Engineers Day Out at the Railway!

Posted: 14th July 2016

Calling all engine enthusiasts! Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, based in the idyllic Lake District, is offering an exclusive opportunity for those with a passion and love for engines to learn all about the way they work.

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Can you name the Train from Spain?

Posted: 14th July 2016

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society’s Train From Spain Appeal is seeking your help in an innovative fundraising experience – could you name the Train From Spain?

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Railway To Help Visitors 'Potter Off' And Walk Back To Happiness This Summer

Posted: 14th July 2016

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is kicking off a fabulous summer of events over the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend and starting this by celebrating Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday in style, with a Beatrix Potter themed walk.

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