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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?
Ribble Steam Railway knows just what keeps young minds entertained. Remember to grab your Thomas the Tank flag, before hopping aboard your steam train* for the day. Enjoy unlimited daily train rides along the 1 ½ mile dock and riverside line. Watch the twinkle grow in their eyes, both young and the old, as they experience the sheer delight of travelling by steam. Take time out to enjoy the rhythmic journey, steadily moving past a normally unseen part of Preston’s docklands. Travel across the Preston Marina and swing bridge. Surround yourself with the naturally relaxing landscape. Discover the wildlife and fauna that live & grow along the riverside railway.
Waiting for your next train? Take a break, at the popular Whistle Stop Café. Sample a refreshing drink, a tasty all day breakfast, or an afternoon treat. Dave the Engine Driver loves his bacon and egg barm, and says it always gives him “just enough fuel for his busy day”!
There is always much to explore in the “hands on” museum, complete with a fabulous indoor miniature railway for young hearts. You may be curious about the “engineering goings on” in the workshops. Watch treasured industrial engines and locomotives lovingly being restored, behind the scenes. Remember to check out the RSR shop to find that special visit memento, present, specialist publication or popular railway character memorabilia. Look out for art activities, special events and exhibitions including MADE IN PRESTON, Friendly Engines and Season Santa Specials.
There is FREE car parking adjacent to the Railway Centre entrance. The site is on one level and is accessible for prams, pushchairs and wheelchairs including boarding the train. Ribble Steam is a fully sensory experience with sights, smells and noises to stimulate, and invigorate the senses.
* The 1950’s Diesel Railbus Service runs on Wednesdays in the summer months and gives a panoramic view of the dock and riverside line.
Ribble Steam Railway is a registered charity, which is steadily growing driven by the tireless effort and energy of their committed team of volunteers. For more information about visiting call 01772 728 800 or visit www.ribblesteam.org.uk or www.facebook.com/Ribblesteam @ribblesteam
|Trains run on the hour from 11 to last train at 4 (01/05/2015 - 30/09/2015)|
|Santa Specials run on December Weekends (01/12/2015 - 31/12/2015)|
* Also open Wednesdays during August only.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult Ticket||£6.00 per ticket|
|2+2||£18.00 per ticket|
|Children and Concessions||£4.00 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
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