Photo Charters

Photo Charters

Over recent years, we've had the pleasure of organising and running several photo charters, working with 30742 Charters.

Each year, 30742 Charters run a program of events across Britain’s preserved railways, offering unique opportunities for photographers and videographers. Since organising their first event in 1997, 30742 Charters have gone on to become one of the leading photo charter providers in the UK.

You can view all their upcoming charters by visiting EventBrite.

Upcoming charters:

We're pleased to be running the following charters, click the 'Booking Information' links for further details, including information on how to book.

0-6-0ST 1208 'Illingworth' - Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway

15th February 2022


Recreating the Nidd Valley Railway, we will make use of a freight set in the morning, the set will feature a mixture of box vans and flat wagons. After lunch, we’ll use two of the six-wheeler vintage coaches from the Stately Train collection. We will have the full line at our disposal, the day will start and finish at Embsay Station.

Photo Credit: Paul Livsey

NER Autocar No.3170 - Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway

16th February 2022


Our second day at the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway will feature the unique NER Autocar No.3170, one of only a pair to be built in York, in 1903. We will have use of the full railway, it is hoped that we can make use of the trailer in the morning (TBC, depending upon whether work is complete) with the autocar running solo in the afternoon.

Booking both dates - Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway

15th & 16th February 2022

£120.00 £105.00

Book both dates together and save 12.5%, taking the total cost to £105.00.

Previous charters:

Below you'll find video clips and images from previous events we've ran. Click on the tabs below to view individual charters:

Locomotives featured: LNER Y1 No.68153 and LNER Y7 No.1310
Video to follow.

Locomotive featured: Cockerill Type IV No.8 'Lucie', visiting from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Video to follow.

Locomotive featured: 0-6-0T 'Terrier' No.2678 visiting from the Kent & East Sussex Railway

Locomotive featured: LMS 4F No.43924

Locomotive featured: LMS 6P No.45596 'Bahamas'

Locomotive featured: GWR 78xx No.7820 'Dinmore Manor' visiting for the 25th anniversary gala.