Join us as we journey from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, across the estuary, through the hills, past seven request stops with a 1:40 gradient at times, en route to our final destination some seven miles up the line at Dalegarth for Boot Station. The journey itself was one of Wainwright’s favourites, crossing seven miles of spectacular scenery to the foot of England’s highest mountains, the Scafells (3,209ft) at their peak.
Our trains are hauled by heritage steam engines, dating back to as early as 1894, that plied their trade in the granite industry (on our line) prior to their more sedate tourist role today. We also have a selection of diesels that supplement that daily service that runs from March until November (with weekends in February, Santa Specials in December and a daily service from Boxing Day into the New Year.)
For more information please visit Ravenglass-railway.co.uk
If you are interested in volunteering please call 01229 717171
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