Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway


Today, I am posting information on the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway, a short line which operates steam trains run by the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway. 

 Steam Engine at Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway, Scotland


Information on the railway

The round trip takes about 70 minutes starting and finishing Bo’ness. The line passes through Kinneil Halt, Birkhill and Manuel Station. Sites and visitor attractions en-route include:

  • Bo’ness Harbour and Firth of Forth.
  • Kinneil House & Museum
  • Longannet Power Station.
  • Waterfall
  • Site of Kinneil Pit (coal mine).
  • Roman era Antonine  Wall.
  • Grangemouth Oil Refinery.
  • Tod’s Mill Bridge (18th century mill).
  • Avon Gorge
  • Royal Burgh of Linlithgow.

At Bo’ness is the Museum of Scottish Railways.

This train line is operated on a not-for-profit basis by volunteers of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society.  The historic engines, rolling stock and platforms allow visitors to connect with bygone days of steam train travel.

Steam Engine at Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway, Scotland

More information

Please refer Visitors’ Guide to Scotland which includes a section on steam hauled trains. The ISBN is 978-1-9161332-0-4. This book is also available via Kindle.


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