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Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!


Join the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway for trainloads of fun and a day of anniversary celebrations!

Take a train ride with Thomas, the number 1 blue engine. Meet The Fat Controller who will be keeping all of the celebrations in order and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty in a birthday singalong.

Plus lots more to enjoy, including:

• Meet Percy in the station
• Unlimited miniature steam train rides
• Re-enactments with Rusty & Dusty and The Fat Controller
• Magic & puppet show
• Museum of Scottish Railways
• Meet The Fat Controller
• Unlimited playtime on the roundabout, bouncy castle, inflatable slide and swings at Bo’ness & Birkhill stations
• Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities


Length of Train ride?
20 minutes each way

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?

Opening and Closing time of each event
9.30am - 4.30pm.

Specific characters appearing at the event:
Thomas, Percy.

Railway Information

  Opening times

Opens at 09:30am - Closes at 4:30pm




Free car parking available at Bo’ness Station and in the surrounding streets.


Bo’ness Station Union St
West Lothian
EH51 9AQ

  Additional Information

Pushchairs, Prams and Buggies – space on our trains is very limited so we offer a free buggy park* at Bo’ness Station where you can leave your pushchair, pram or buggy while you travel to Birkhill and back. Alternatively access to and from the event site is permitted throughout the day (please ensure you carry your Day out with Thomas event ticket with you at all times) should you prefer to leave your pushchair, pram or buggy in the car. If you intend to get off the train and enjoy the activities and entertainment at Birkhill you will not have your pushchair, pram or buggy until you get back to Bo’ness. If you have any queries please see event staff of the day

Please Note: Buggy park is unsupervised and items are left at owner’s risk. SRPS accepts no liability for any loss of items on the day.

Exact details of entertainment subject to availability and change.

If you have booked tickets for the 2.20pm train it is advisable to enjoy all there is to do at Bo’ness before you take your train ride to Birkhill as some things may be unavailable when you get back to Bo’ness following your return journey from Birkhill.

Day Out With Thomas™ ©2020 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

Upcoming Events

Access Bookings: If you have access requirements please contact us on 0843 208 0500 to book.

The time on your tickets is the time you will take your train journey with Thomas. The event starts at 9.30am and ends at 4.30pm and you are welcome to stay all day.



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