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The Unseen Blade Murder Mystery Train

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Murder On The Manuel Express!

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We’ve teamed up with Can You Catch The Killer Murder Mystery Events, the award-winning Scottish events company, to offer a suspenseful evening of entertainment onboard our luxurious first-class dining train. Sit back, relax and watch the plot unfold as our historic steam train travels through the scenic Forth Valley as you enjoy a freshly prepared evening meal on our train.

What’s included? 

  • Return journey on a first-class steam train between Bo’ness & Manuel
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Three course evening meal followed by tea, coffee & after dinner chocolates
  • Murder Mystery entertainment by the award-winning Can You Catch The Killer™ Murder Mystery Events

Dates & Fares

Tickets for Murder on the Manuel Express are £77 per person, and are available in tables of 2, 3 & 4. Please be at Bo’ness Railway Station at 18:30 for an 18:45 departure, concluding by 21:30 after the ‘big reveal’ of the killer! Plots on offer are:

  • Gangsters & Gatsby: Friday 26th April 2024 (SOLD OUT)
  • Strictly Come Killing: Saturday 27th April 2024 (SOLD OUT)
  • The Futuristic Killer: Friday 5th July 2024
  • Mind Your Manors: Saturday 6th July 2024
  • The Unseen Blade: Friday 16th & Saturday 17th August 2024
  • Slay Bells Ring: Friday 13th December 2024

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Gift vouchers also available!


Can You Catch the Killer Plot Synopses

Gangsters & Gatsby: Welcome to the roaring 20’s and home of the Great Gatsby, where some of New York’s most notorious gangsters are gathered. Jimmy Fingers is making a power grab. Frankie the Cowboy has beef with everyone. Hayley MeLone just wants someone to love her. The liquor and the laughs are flowing freely. But when Gatsby himself turns up dead, it’ll be up to you to figure out which of these seedy criminals did the deed!

Good for: Fans of the roaring 20’s and the Great Gatsby. Be aware this mystery is a wee bit tricky so it may help to have done a Murder Mystery in the past if you’re to be a successful detective! 

Strictly Come Killing: It’s the opening round of this years Strict Ballroom Dancing, the annual reality TV extravaganza that sees all manner of people strut their stuff on the dance floor for the approval of four famous judges. And who are those judges? A washed up comedian, a retired boxer, a once great dancer who failed due to injury… there’s a lot of tension between these Z list celebrities, and a great deal of backstabbing going on back stage. But tonight backstabbing has taken a more literal meaning. The only truly famous judge – superstar dancer Patti O’Door – is missing… and if the shifty looks on the other three judges faces is anything to go by she’s not just running late! Looks like the Strictly Curse has struck in a new and unexpected way this year.
It’s up to YOU to get to the bottom of this horrifying murder. If you don’t… then there might not even BE a Strictly this year!

Good for: Anyone! This mystery doesn’t require any prior knowledge of Strictly Come Dancing and is a great mystery for hen parties.

The Futuristic Killer (James Bond Parody): Legendary agent James Bond is on the hunt for a killer. Someone has jumped Q. M is nowhere to be seen and everyone else’s name is actually a number! But it’s not as simple as finding out if the murder was committed by 002 or 009… Bond himself is a suspect. And a license to kill won’t get him out of this one! This is where you come in detective… can you really solve a murder that 007 himself can’t? And do you have what it take to outwit him if your worst fears are realised and the legendary spy has turned murderer?

Good for: fans of James Bond. A very basic knowledge of James Bond will help – but you don’t need to have an encyclopedic knowledge, just the bare necessities will get you through. If you know who James Bond is… you’ll probably be fine.

Mind Your Manors: Lord Cluckington of Cluckington Hall has recently purchased an exceptional work of art. It’s going to be unveiled tonight at his stately manor home by the artist himself. Dove the maid is skulking around in a mood, and something seems to be bothering Arthur the art connoisseur. None of that is a huge problem though. What might be an issue is the dead body in the master bedroom. It’s up to you to solve this classy upstairs/downstairs style mystery!

Good for: Everyone! We highly recommend this mystery or Mrs Peacock’s Feathers if you’ve never been to or hired a Can You Catch The Killer Mystery before

The Unseen Blade (Sherlock Homes Parody): There’s been a murder… but not to worry, Master detective Sherlock Holmes is on the case! The one snag? The dead body looks a great deal like master detective Sherlock Holmes as well. Clearly something is amiss, and when Holmes can’t be trusted to be who he says he is it’s down to YOU to discover who the killer is.  It would also be quite helpful if you figured out who was actually dead, while you’re at it. Will you find the answer to be elementary? Or will your answer be so embarrassing your face will be a study in scarlet?

Good for: Being a fan of Sherlock Holmes will help but isn’t essential, it’s all explained within the show. Be aware this mystery is one of our hardest, so if you book it you really do have to be a master detective!

Slay Bells Ring: In a workshop at the North Pole some happy little Christmas elves are busy making toys for good girls and boys. It’s the most magical time of the year… but you know what they say? Sometimes, Christmas can be murder. Tensions are running high among stressed elves who really really don’t want to disappoint their magical boss. But when one of these spritely toy makers turns up mysteriously dead its up to you to determine if it was a cold blooded murder… or all done in Elf Defence. Enjoy some dastardly deeds with a festive twist in the REAL tinsel town!

Good for: Christmas!


Menus

Menu A: Friday 26th April & Saturday 17th August

  • Starter: Chicken & leek soup with crusty roll & butter
  • Starter (vegetarian/vegan): Spiced gobi soup
  • Main: Sirloin Steak Bites in a peppercorn sauce with baby potatoes, cauliflower, & French beans
  • Main (vegetarian/vegan): Garlic & ginger mushroom medley served with sugar snaps, beans, carrots, & baby potatoes
  • Desert: Mango & orange pudding

Menu B: Saturday 27th April & Friday 5th July

  • Starter: Cream of broccoli & pea soup with crusty roll & butter
  • Starter (vegan): Sweet Potato, coconut & chili soup
  • Main: Pork loin with creamy mash, petit pois, sweetcorn kernels & baby carrots
  • Main (vegetarian/vegan): Asparagus & carrot tart with a cream cheese centre, served with mash, petit pois, sweetcorn kernels & baby carrots.
  • Desert: Yorkshire rhubarb Crumble with a vanilla custard

Menu C: Saturday 6th July & Friday 16th August

  • Starter: Norwegian prawns & samphire on a gem lettuce leaf with chopped bell peppers
  • Starter (vegetarian/vegan): Cucumber & celery salad in a plant-based yoghurt alternative dressing
  • Main: Calabrian Chicken (chicken breast with mozzarella, parmigiano & tomatoes) served with new potatoes.
  • Main (vegetarian/vegan): Grilled aubergine with courgette strips & chickpeas, drizzled in a Mediterranean tomato sauce
  • Desert: Indulgent lemon tart with fresh lemon juice and a splash of vodka.

Menu D: Friday 13th December:

  • Starter: Winter vegetable soup with crusty roll & butter
  • Main: Traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings
  • Main (vegetarian/vegan) meat-free gammon-style roast with traditional festive trimmings
  • Dessert: Christmas pudding with either brandy or custard (v) or Chef’s boozy trifle

All menus inclue tea & Coffee with after dinner treat (fudge, tablet or chocolates) to finish. Please note that vegetarianand vegan meals must be pre-ordered at the point of booking.


Other Things To Note:

  • We have an extensive drinks selection available to purchase on the evening from our bar for which cash and card payments are accepted.
  • Parts of the evening’s entertainment may take place outside; please dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Unfortunately, our first class coaches are not wheelchair accessible. Please phone 01506 825855 to discuss available mobility assistance for this train.

Additional Terms & Conditions for Dining Trains:

  • Alcohol served to adults 18+ only. Any person who the SRPS has reasonable grounds to believe is intoxicated and/or likely to act in a riotous, disorderly, offensive or unsafe manner may be refused access to, and/or may be required to leave, the SRPS’s trains and/or stations.
  • Food may contain, or may have come into contact with, tree nuts, soybeans, peanuts, milk, eggs, wheat, or fish. Please advise us of any allergies, or dietary requirements, at the point of booking.
  • Due to space constraints within our on-board kitchen we are unable to prepare this meal to suit gluten free diets.
  • The SRPS reserve the right to change the advertised menu without advance notice.

Can You Catch the Killer™ is the registered trademark of Can You Catch the Killer Events. Photography courtesy of Can You Catch The Killer Events.

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