While we were in Yorkshire, on our Land Rover Experience Day in 2018, we managed to find a heritage railway, The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. We actually stumbled across Bolton Abbey Station in a rain storm, it was late in the afternoon, but luckily the station was still open and we had a look around. We were too late for a trip, but maybe next time when we visit the area.
A little history……..Bolton Abbey Station has been lovingly re-created by volunteers in the original Midland Railway style of the 1800’s. Platform 1 and the main station building were re-opened in 1998. The old Midland Railway route which runs from Skipton, through Embsay, Bolton Abbey and Addingham to Ilkley, closed in 1965. The line has been steadily rebuilt by the volunteers as far as Bolton Abbey in the eastwards direction.
8 Replies to “The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, North Yorkshire”
Lovely photos. It’s incredible that I’ve never been on this railway when I live about 5 miles away! It’s what they say when things are on your doorstep! Hopefully I’ll get around to it soon.
Ha ha, I know exactly what you mean 🙂 Hope you do, you can also walk to Bolton Abbey from the station, not something we got to do as it was so wet, but maybe this year 🙂
What a great batch of photos! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you, glad you enjoyed them 🙂
What an acquaint place… that duck doesn’t look to happy about the weather making a mess of his feathers.
I must say I had never seen such a wet duck ever, he or she was not happy 🙂 poor thing. It was interesting to have a look at, even though we didn’t go on a train 🙂
Visited the railway in the mid 90’s, they still had a lot of restoration to do, looks great in your images.
Thank you, I think they still have some more to do, but I suppose it’s never ending 🙂 Glad it brought back some memories 🙂