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 - Winners of Excellence Award
RIBBLE STEAM RAILWAY AWARDED 2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Recognised as a Top Performing Attraction as Reviewed by Travellers on the
World’s Largest Travel Site
PRESTON, LANCASHIRE – 20th, May, 2015 – Ribble Steam Railway today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great l reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.
Teddy Bears Specials
Get your Teddy Bears spruced up and ready to Party!
Lots of Teddy Bears, big and small will be making their way to the Ribble Steam Railway in Preston for a Special Event.
Saturday 23 May - Sunday 24 May - Monday 25 May 10:30 - 17:00
2015 Brochure - Online & Download
NEW - Our 2015 Brochure is available for you to download or view online.
Calling All Classic Vehicle Owners
On Father's Day each year, the Ribble Steam Railway offer something special for the Dads.
Classic Car owners from across the NW of England (and further afield) gather on the railway's spacious car park for a display of vehicles which includes Cars, Vans, Motorbikes etc.
Prototype Deltic - Made 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.
Weekend Steam Trains (May to September)
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 interesting views of The City of Preston. Train Rides leave from the museum platform on the hour at 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500 and 1600 - Your Day Ticket enables you to travel on as many rides as you wish on the day of your visit.
2015 - Our 10th Birthday Year
It is our 10th Anniversary of being open to the public in 2015 - here is a full list of our planned operations for the year. There are several loco birthdays to celebrate this year as well, lots to look forward to...