Esk Valley Music and Ale Train

Catch the 19.15 (7.15 pm) train leaving Whitby on a choice of nine Summer Friday nights and enjoy an evening of live music and real ale. You can alight at one of the villages for a meal and a leisurely drink surrounded by superb rural scenery before catching the returning service back to Whitby. Stay on the same train at Middlesbrough for the return journey.

Purchase your tickets from the conductor on the night. Fares are exactly the same as for the normal service. Refreshments including the real ale from Captain Cook’s brewery are extra. Soft drinks and wine are also available.

This is not a ‘booze’ train. Families and dogs are most welcome (dogs go free). This is essentially a really enjoyable evening out on a Summer Friday.
There is also a Goth/Halloween Friday night service…..fancy dress optional.

Many people stay on the train for the full return journey and some even bring a picnic to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Email or telephone  Esk Valley Railway Development Company if a group is coming: 01947 601987 or

Useful resources

The service leaves Whitby at 19.15 (7.15 pm) and then returns (same train) from Middlesbrough at 20.44, arriving back at Whitby 22.15 (10.15 pm).  The last service leaving Whitby does not have music or ale. It leaves at 22.25 on the dot.

Dates and perfomers are available from the main Esk Valley Railway website on the ‘Events’ page

The Esk Valley Railway website has a link to a useful leaflet called the Rail Ale Trail which lists most of the hostelries and the contact details.


For timetables, detailed station information and more, visit the Esk Valley Railway main website,
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