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Latest Press Releases


Train from Spain project wins prestigious Heritage Award

Posted: 14th February 2019

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Preservation Society received the Coiley Locomotive Engineering Award at the prestigious Heritage Railway Association dinner and awards ceremony on Saturday 9 February.  Held on February 9th at the McDonald...

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Sister attractions Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and Ullswater Steamers shortlisted for national award

Posted: 27th January 2019

Lake District Estates two heritage attractions Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and Ullswater ‘Steamers’ have both been shortlisted for a major national tourism award; one of the tourism sectors most prestigious for group travel. Now...

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More locals to benefit from Resident Pass discounts at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Posted: 26th January 2019

In a bid to encourage more people from the region to come and enjoy the sights and sounds of steaming through the stunning scenery of the Western Lake District, Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway have extended their Residents Pass to include all CA...

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Family Highlights at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway 2019 March-December 2019

Posted: 26th January 2019

Starting in March, Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway will host a wealth of family-friendly activities, including themed meet & greets, fancy dress events, craft and learning activities all against the spectacular setting of the Western Lake...

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Observation Car arrives at the Railway for the 2019 season

Posted: 3rd January 2019

The luxury carriage which will offer panoramic views through its large glass windows, has been built to a similar design as Ffestiniog Railway’sPullman Observation carriage launched in May 2018 but it is dramatically different in size. This...

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Increase in weddings could mean big business for Cumbria in 2019

Posted: 18th December 2018

With Cumbria seeing a 36% increase in weddings since 2013, the organisers of the first-ever Lake District Wedding Fair say a diverse range of hospitality businesses could benefit from the ever-expanding wedding market. According to figures from...

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Lake District Estates to showcase award winning portfolio at World Travel Market

Posted: 31st October 2018

Lake District Estates to showcase its portfolio of accommodation and heritage tourist attractions which includes Ullswater ‘Steamers’ and Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, alongside almost 5,000 exhibitors at the leading global event...

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La'al Ratty in the Lake District brings festive joy to over 40,000 children

Posted: 13th September 2018

Since the Santa Express first took to the tracks in 1984, over 40,000 children and their accompanying adults have experienced the festive wonder and excitement created by the dedicated team at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, in the Lake...

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If your name is Katie drive a steam train for free at Ravenglass & Eskdale!

Posted: 25th July 2018

Driver for a fiver is a brand new event this Summer from the Ravenglass Railway Museum, fullfill your childhood dream and learn to drive a steam train.  Every Tuesday from 24 July to 28 August you can become a steam engine driver for just...

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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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