Family Easter Fun
The Ribble Steam Railway, situated on Preston Dock are running four days of Steam Train rides over the Easter Weekend with fun for all the family. The trains run on the hour each day starting at 11am until last departure at 4pm.
There is no need to book and your day ticket allows you to travel as often as you like on the three mile scenic return trip across the dock and alongside the banks of the River Ribble. The Museum and Workshop are included on your visit and there is an Easter Egg Hunt to be solved which will involve finding hidden eggs around the railway.
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
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.
Prototype Deltic at RSR
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.
Operating Dates 2014
Operating Dates for 2014 (Including School Half-Terms)
APR 13 Steam Day
APR 16 HALF-TERM RAILBUS
APR 18/19/20/21 Easter Eggs Steam
APR 27 Steam Day
MAY 3/4/5 May Bank Holiday - Friendly Engines
MAY 10/11 Steam Days
MAY 17/18 Steam Days
MAY 24/25/26 Spring Bank Holiday - Teddy Bears
MAY 28 HALF-TERM RAILBUS
MAY 31/JUN 1 Steam Days
Diesel Railbus Service 2014
The Diesel Railbus will be operating train rides on midweek dates throughout 2014
E79960 was built in Germany in 1958 by Waggon und Masshienenbau for British Railways.
Please note - dates of operation are subject to change as per operational requirements. Check before travelling.
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.