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.
Weekend Steam Trains (May to September)
Visit the Ribble Steam Railway on any weekend until the end of 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.
Teddy Bears Specials in July
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 an Extra Special Event.
Saturday 11th July - Sunday 12th July 10:30 - 17:00
Friendly Engines Events July & August
The Ribble Steam Railway present our very own Friendly Engines on the line for three events during the year.
There is no need to pre-book for this event - just turn up and enjoy your day!!!
Our next Special Friendly Engines Event is Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th July
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 forthcoming operations for the year (subject to availability). There are several loco birthdays to celebrate this year as well, lots to look forward to...
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. Cab & Engine Room tours every Sunday 2pm to 4pm.
2015 Brochure - Online & Download
Our 2015 Brochure is available for you to download or view online.
The Diesel Railbus will be operating train rides on Thursdays during Summer Holidays 2015. The unit is also available for private hire and school visits.
E79960 was built in Germany in 1958 by Waggon und Masshienenbau for British Railways and is currently in BR green livery with speed whiskers.
Please note - dates of operation are subject to change as per operational requirements. Check before travelling.