Friendly Engines Fun!
The Ribble Steam Railway present our very own Friendly Engines on the line for three events every year.
The first is over the May Bank Holiday Weekend, the second coincides with Preston Dock's 'Riversway Festival' in July and then the third is over the August Bank Holiday Weekend with a grand Gala Party.
Visit the Ribble Steam Railway on any weekend between May and September for steam train rides along our line. The three mile return trip includes crossing the dock swing bridge (a unique feature on our line) and then along the bank of the River Ribble, giving views of The City of Preston that are unique. Train Rides leave from the museum platform at 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500 and 1600 and your Day Ticket enables you to travel on as many rides as you wish on the day of your visit.
2014 Brochure Online
Download our 2014 Brochure - All the dates and directions you need for the year
Full Calendar of Operating Days
Full Events Listings
Bagnall 2680/1942 'Courageous'
Ribble Steam Railway-based Bagnall 0-6-0ST No. 2680 Courageous made its first 'light engine' test runs in the yard at Preston Riverside on 2nd February, becoming the first locomotive to return to steam in 2014.
Big! Blue and Built in Preston
The prototype Deltic arrived at RSR on 9th August 2012 and is on public view in the museum until at least October 2015. She has kindly been loaned by the NRM. The loco was built in 1955 in Preston, only about a mile from where she is now proudly displayed.
Excellence Award For The Railway
The Ribble Steam Railway & Museum is proud to announce its latest award, Following an inspection by Visit England and to add to our Quality Rose Marque, we have been awarded a high rating of 'excellent visitor experience'.
Ribble Steam Railway houses a collection of treasures, including many priceless people. Due to year on year growth, this popular Preston attraction is now looking for people with new skills to join their enthusiastic volunteer team.