The Ribble Steam Railway, situated on Preston Dock are running three days of Steam & Diesel Train rides over the May Bank Holiday Weekend with fun for all the family.
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.
Friendly Engines Fun to be had for all the youngsters, Miniature Train Rides, Free Face Painting, Faces on our Museum Engines
Day Ticket - includes entry to the Museum, Workshop and Unlimited Train Rides (& Free Parking on site)
Children £5.00 Children under 3: Free
Family £23.00 (2 Adults plus 2 Children)
* Disabled visitors and their carers are charged at Concession rate
* We do not do advance bookings - you just turn up and pay on the day
A 3 mile return trip over the dock swing bridge and alongside the River Ribble.
Timetable (Runs all three days - Saturday / Sunday / Bank Holiday Monday) - all services top and tailed Friendly Steam loco & Grumpy Diesel loco
Dept Museum Platform at 1100 / 1145 / 1230 / 1315 / 1400 / 1445 / 1530 / 1615
Disabled Access throughout the site and on train.
Cafe & Souvenir Shop.
Buffet Car / Real Ales Bar open on all trains.
A great day out whatever the weather!
L&Y Pug 1097/1910 ‘No. 19′ (L&Y Trust)
Working in busy dock and harbour environments necessitated small locomotives with short wheelbases, and at the turn of the last Century, the Lancashire & Yorkshire railway at Horwich designed and built a class of locomotives affectionately known as ‘Pugs’, specifically designed to work in the dockland areas of Goole, Fleetwood, Liverpool & Salford.
No.19 is one of several Pugs sold by the LMS in the 1930's. Purchased by contractors John Mowlem in 1931 and named ‘Basset’. It was used on a contract to extend the Southampton docks, and was then re-sold to the United Glass Bottle Manufacturers in 1935, where it was renamed ‘Prince’. During it’s time working here, it worked alongside fellow RSR resident, Borrows Well Tank “The King”.
Of the many constructed, only two remain, both in the custody of the L & Y Trust. Whilst sister engine ‘No.68' (51218) has been frequently seen on various photographic exhibitions around the country, No.19 has been cosmetically overhauled for display in our museum building at Riversway. Former owners Mowlem organised a feasibility study in the mid 1990's, but the costs associated with bringing No.19 back to live steam are too excessive.
The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Trust was established in 1988 by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Preservation Society and in 1991 became a Registered Charity (registration number 1002627 in England). The Trust owns a unique collection of steam locomotives and carriages previously owned by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.
Find out more at http://www.lyrtrust.org.uk/