Location type


Name and dates

Bo'ness (1981-)

Opened on the Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway.
Open on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway [Preserved].


This is the northern terminus of the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway [Preserved] (Boness and Kinneil Railway ).

Heritage steam and diesel trains operate south to Manuel where a connection is made to the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway main line.

The station has the former 1842 iron trainshed from Haymarket station ('A' listed), signal box from Garnqueen South Junction ('A' listed) and footbridge from Murthly. The station building is from Wormit.

It is a two platform station. A longer platform with loop and a bay, on its south side, at the west end.

The first station in Bo'ness was further west Bo'ness [1st].


The railway is operated by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society who also operate the Museum of Scottish Railways at the station.


Station preservation heritage



Chronology Dates

  /  /1875Bo'ness Dock
Authorisation to build a wet dock on the east side of Bo'ness Harbour. The dock would be served by the Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway with coal hoists at the east end of the dock. A timber basin was also added - located to the south of today's Bo'ness station, now the car park.
  /  /1979Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Scottish Railway Preservation Society starts to build line at Bo'ness.
  /  /1981Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
New Bo'ness station opened by Scottish Railway Preservation Society.
  /  /1981Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Opening ceremony at Bo'ness for the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway [Preserved].
  /  /1987Dalderse and Springfield Iron Works Branch (North British Railway)
Scottish Railway Preservation Society stock moved from Springfield Yard to Bo'ness.
  /  /1990Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Scottish Railway Preservation Society completes Bo'ness line to Manuel Junction (A station was opened here and the line may be extended to join the Union Canal).
  /  /1995Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Scottish Railway Museum opens as the Scottish Railway Exhibition at Bo'ness.

News items

31/08/2023Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway host steam gala this weekend [Falkirk Herald]
07/03/2023Class 91 locomotive donated for preservation [Eversholt Rail]
24/01/2023Hydrogen Train Project, Scotland [Railway Technology]
06/01/2023Crewe's record-breaking 91 saved for Boness museum [Rail]
21/11/2022Scotland's hydrogen train project looks back to the future []
12/10/2022Scottish hydrogen train testing completed [Railway Gazette]
04/09/2022Revolutionary hydrogen-powered train starts Scottish test runs [Scotsman]
30/06/2022Falkirk crime: Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway appeal for donations after vandalism [Falkirk Herald]
07/06/2022All aboard for murder mystery on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway [Falkirk Herald]
26/04/2022Thomas the Tank Engine is on track for Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway [Falkirk Herald]