Posted 24th October 2019

Passengers on La’al Ratty to benefit from brand new carriages

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 works of the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, arrived this month. Resplendent in a livery of red with padded bench seating and more head room, the carriage offers increased comfort for passengers. It will undergo testing before going into general service.

Stuart Ross General Manager (Visitor Experience) at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway says, ‘We’re delighted to welcome the first of the new standard class closed carriages to the Railway. We will be gradually replacing stock at a rate of one or two carriages per year as part of the long term investment in the customer experience.’

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Press contact: Sorcha Hunter PR Executive | s.hunter@cumbriatourism.org | 07398 255654


Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is a family-owned business operating a heritage, narrow gauge steam railway on the Western Coast of the Lake District. The railway is surrounded by stunning views and walks and is based in Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park. The business’s awards include a British Coach Tourism Award 2019, Transport Trust Red Wheel Plaque, Silver Green Tourism award, Coach Tourism's 2015 Heritage Railway award, Cumbria Tourism Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award 2019 & 2015 amongst others. www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk

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