Posted 19th October 2021
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway in the Western Lake District is releasing the dates for their ‘Eskdale Festive Express’ trains which will be running from 26th December until 2nd January. Enjoy the festive charm of the season and spectacular views along one of the most scenic narrow gauge railway routes in the UK. For the ultimate luxury experience passengers can opt to book seats in the ‘Joan’ Pullman Observation Carriage which offers splendid panoramic views or enjoy enhanced comfort in the 1st Class Saloon carriage.
“There’s something particularly heart-warming about sharing a steam train journey with loved ones during this season” comments Lisa Braithwaite Attraction Marketing Manager for the Railway. She goes on to say, “both our station cafes will be open serving mulled wine, hot drinks and light bites. There’s also the fascinating and free to enter Railway Museum to explore at Ravenglass Station.”
Across two weekends in November (6th to 7th and 13th to 14th) the Railway plans to operate four ‘Eskdale Valley Explorer’ trains a day. Passengers can enjoy the autumnal splendour of the scenic route running between the coastal village of Ravenglass to Eskdale valley in the heart of the Western Lake District fells. Kids will travel free with a full fare paying adult on these two weekends, limited to one child per adult.
Lisa Braithwaite concludes, “We are back on track. Two weeks ago, our wonderful railway was impacted by a landslide. After a phenomenal effort by both paid and voluntary staff, the Railway was able to reopen on the 16th October. The repair effort took several days of hard graft with over 100 tonnes of ballast shifted, new drains installed, new sleepers, new rail, new fixings and lots and lots of human effort. It’s now full steam ahead with October half term next week and these extra special services for November and the Christmas holiday period.”
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