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    Bury Box

    Photography Experiences

    Our Photography Experiences offer you opportunities to get unique photos of heritage trains amidst stunning rural scenery and industrial landscapes, and are ideal for both beginners and veterans.

    Learn about the region’s heritage and socialise with your fellow photographers as you tour the line and even get a peek behind the scenes and explore areas not normally open to the public.

    What’s Included:

    Morning debriefing on the Platform, including a safety briefing and some basic hands on tuition tailored to the needs and ambitions of each attendee.

    • A light lunch provided during the day.
    • A heritage steam or diesel train ride for location shots, where the focus will be photography of the trains, architecture, as well as flora and fauna of the surrounding area.
    • Train ride back to Bury for a unique behind the scenes visit to the locomotive sheds where you will have the opportunity to get up close to the engines and see the ongoing work required to repair and maintain them.

    2020 Dates

    18 July 2020 N/A  £130  BOOK NOW
    15 August 2020 N/A  £130  BOOK NOW
    19 September 2020 N/A  £130  BOOK NOW 
    10 October 2020 Autumn Steam Gala  £130  BOOK NOW 

    Important Information and Getting Here

    Each photography experience begins at 10am on Bury Bolton Street Station Platform. The booking office, gift shop and buffet are open from approximately 10am – 4pm. The Trackside Bar will also be open from 10:30am – 12am.

    For information on how to find Bury Bolton Street Station, as well as a helpful guide to local transportation links and parking spaces, please visit our Getting Here page.

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