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.
Steam Gala Weekend
March 21st & 22nd - Four Engines in steam, unlimited train rides, Special timetable.....
There's always a great atmosphere of steam and smoke on our gala weekends and of course fantastic photo opportunities.
Diesel Weekend (Updated)
March 7th & 8th - Its our first operating weekend of the year and the volunteers are rolling out the diesel shunter fleet.
2015 Brochure - Online & Download
NEW - Our 2015 Brochure is now available to download or view online
2015 - It's our 10th Birthday!
It is our 10th Anniversary of being open to the public in 2015 - a full list of our planned operations for the year are listed here. There are several loco birthdays to celebrate this year as well, lots to look forward to...