No. 85 stands with a Santa Special on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway
Credit: Liam Barnes

The Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway has added an extra date to their Steam Santa Special calendar for 2017.

The standard gauge heritage railway in Yorkshire will now run Santa Specials on the 22 December.

The line runs from Embsay to Bolton Abbey via Draughton Sidings, Holywell, and Stoneacre Loop.

The line is around 4 miles long and takes 100,000 passengers a year.

The Santa trains will now run on:

Friday 22nd December – New date added!
Saturday 23rd December
Saturday 23rd December (Evening Santa Special)*
Sunday 24th December

*- This Santa Special will depart at 6:30
Prices for the Santa Specials are
  • Adult – £15
  • Children – £15
  • Children (under 2 years old) – £8

Photo credit: Liam Barnes – see his Flickr account by clicking here

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I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.