Archive Talk- The Development of Ravenglass Railway Museum

2nd December, 7pm

Join volunteer Dave Simpson as he guides us through the development of our fantastic museum here at Ravenglass.  The talk will take place over Zoom.  Please email steam@ravenglass-railway.co.uk to attend before 5pm on Weds 1st December.

Archive Talk – Shuzenji Niji – no – Sato

4th November, 7pm

Join Trevor Stockton as he reminisces about the commissioning of “Northern Rock II” in Japan and guides us through the Shuzenji Romney Railway. There will be something for Ratty, Romney and Fairbourne aficionados.
The talk will take place online using Zoom at 7PM on Thursday 4th November. Please email steam@ravenglass-railway.co.uk to register to be sent the link for the talk.

Halloween Week

23rd October to 31st October

Visit us during this coming half-term week and you’ll find some extra Halloween activities to make your visit to our museum really WICKED!

Halloween Craft Activity Sessions

Saturday 30th October 12 til 3pm and Sunday 31st October, 12.30 to 2.30pm

Join us for some fun Halloween Crafts this weekend.  We’ll be making Halloween lanterns, just in time for Trick or Treating, as well as other activities.

There is no need to book and the crafts are FREE, though donations to our museum are welcomed.

 

 

Archive Talk – “Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Built Locomotives”- Part Two

Thursday 5th August, 7pm

Join former Engine Driver and General Manager, Trevor Stockton as he guides us through the locomotives constructed at Ravenglass for home and abroad, from 1960s onwards. The talk will take place on Zoom at 7 PM.
To receive the link please email steam@ravenglass-railway.co.uk by 17:00 on Wednesday 4th August. The link will be emailed out on the afternoon of Thursday 5th.

Archive Talk – “Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Built Locomotives”-  Part One

Thursday 1st July, 7pm

Join archivist Dave Simpson for a journey through locomotives built by the R&ER before 1960.
The talk will take place on Zoom. To receive the link please email steam@ravenglass-railway.co.uk. Links will be sent out at lunchtime on Thursday 1st.

60th Anniversary Gala Weekend – ‘It’s Still A Lot of Fun”

10th & 11th July

Two days of gala fun here at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. Pick to ride behind either our ‘Big Trains’ or our ‘Laal Trains’ and enjoy 3 relaxing return trips along the line in the same seat as we bring the engines to you!

A rare treat to make this Gala an alternative day out. You also have the opportunity to get a weekend ticket so that you can travel on both types of train! Throughout the weekend we will also have some visitors onsite including Talisman and a model railway in the museum. If you ride on one of our ‘Big Trains’, throughout the day you will travel behind River Mite, River Irt, River Esk and Whillan Beck. Meanwhile if you chose to ride on a ‘Laal Train’ your trips will be behind Katie and Perkins.

Prices Adult Day Ticket £27.00 Child Day Ticket £18.00 Adult Weekend Ticket £54.00 Child Weekend Ticket £36.00.

BOOK ONLINE HERE

Archive Talk – “Ratty Locomotive Practice and Performance – Part 2”

Thursday 6th May at 7pm

There was so much in last months talk, we simply couldn’t fit it all in.  So please join our Museum Curator, Peter van Zeller once again as he continues to explore locomotive practice and performance on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. Peter has been the regular driver of “River Esk” for over 40 years and will draw on his experience to guide us through locomotive practices from the 1920’s right up to the present with the introduction of “Whillan Beck”.
The talk will take place on Zoom. If you would like to register please email steam@ravenglass-railway.co.uk before 16:00 on Wednesday 7th April. Login details will be emailed out to those who have registered.

Archive Talk – “Ratty Locomotive Practice and Performance”

Thursday 8th April at 19:00

Join Museum Curator, Peter van Zeller as he explores locomotive practice and performance on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. Peter has been the regular driver of “River Esk” for over 40 years and will draw on his experience to guide us through locomotive practices from the early 3 foot days right up to the present with the introduction of “Whillan Beck”.
The talk will take place on Zoom. If you would like to register please email steam@ravenglass-railway.co.uk before 16:00 on Wednesday 7th April. Login details will be emailed out to those who have registered.

Watch this space for more Archive Talks coming soon. In the meantime, you can view our past talks below………..

Archive Talk – “Murthwaite”
Thursday 4th March at 19:00

Click here to view our online archive talk exploring our collection of photographs in relation to “Murthwaite”.

Join our Archive Team as we explore Ravenglass Railway Museum’s collection of photographs relating to the history of Murthwaite.
The talk will take place on Zoom.

Please email steam@ravenglass-railway.co.uk to register by 4pm on Wednesday 3rd March 2021. Login details will be emailed out to those who have registered.

Archive Talk “Ratty – Romney Exchanges”
Thursday 4th February 2021 at 19:00
The Archive Talks are back and with a Guest Speaker!

Click here to view our first online Archive Talk from 4th Feb 2021.

Andy Nash will talk us through the exchanges that have taken place between the Ravenglass & Eskdale and Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railways, it’s not just about locomotives!
Andy is a fountain of knowledge about all things Romney!
He leads History Tours of the railway and writes a regular feature “Ask Andy” in the Marshlander Magazine which looks at all manner of fascinating facts from Romney history.
The talk will take place on Zoom. Please email steam@ravenglass-railway.co.uk to register.

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