Hidden away in the heart of Preston’s old Industrial Docklands, Ribble Steam Railway has been greeting visitors since 2005. Whatever the weather, you can expect a warm and friendly welcome from Ribble Steam’s team of committed volunteers. Whether you are a keen steam enthusiast, or just simply looking for a fun and relaxed day out, Ribble Steam offers a memorable experience of Lancashire’s world famous Industrial heritage. Visit the museum discover the history of Preston docks and the story of the first electrical trains. Did you know Preston once had a key role in designing and building trains, close to docks, that were then exported all over the World?
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.
2015 - It's our 10th Birthday!
Behind the scenes we are planning for our 10th Anniversary of being open to the public in 2015 - you can take a sneak preview of our planned operations of the year but remember this is only provisional and subject to slight changes & amendments. There are several loco birthdays to celebrate this year as well, lots to look forward to...
Prototype Deltic - 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.
2015 RSR Membership is valid until December 2015 - Membership rates have remained the same for the third year running. Download your membership form. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope in all communications. Membership rates for 2015 (Applicable to December 31st 2015) Adults £15 (3 year offer £40) Family £30 Adult Life £150 Senior Life £90