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Ribble Steam Railway

Chain Caul Road | Chain Caul Road, Ashton, Preston, Lancashire, Preston PR2 2PD, England
+44 1772 728800
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Fabulous family day out would highly recommend.the staff are fantastic.and we all particularly... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Liverpool, New York
Santa Special

A great day was had by all. Great atmosphere and clear that the volunteers had worked hard to make... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Preston, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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? 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. Note ALL OUR SEASONAL OPENING TIMES & VARIATIONS ARE CLEARLY SHOWN ON OUR WEBSITE
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Chain Caul Road | Chain Caul Road, Ashton, Preston, Lancashire, Preston PR2 2PD, England
+44 1772 728800
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Fabulous family day out would highly recommend.the staff are fantastic.and we all particularly loved the singing.we will be back

Thank Gertie555
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

A great day was had by all. Great atmosphere and clear that the volunteers had worked hard to make for a great day. Such a shame that my grandchildren received exactly the same presents this year as last! Would put many off returning for fear...More

Thank lyndyloobooth
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A hidden joy. When wondering what activity to do with our visiting grandchildren I saw the steam railway adverttised and we are glad we chose to do it. Both children enjoyed themselves but in particular our four year old grandson who loves anything on wheels....More

Thank AnnePrestonion
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is an excellent attraction especially at the time of year as they attraction and Staff go all out to entertain the children, I think you have to book in advance for the Santa Trains but they are worth it. Not only can they ride...More

Thank Poprodders
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We love a trip to this railway and we make the effort to go every year for the Santa train. It is only a small track so your not on it hours but the kiddies love it! They also have a museum to have a...More

Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 25 October 2017

well worth a visit & a fun day out, as well as a great opportunity to enjoy the countryside. The whole experience is a tribute to those involved. Beautifully maintained

Thank m0nmary
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This is a nice step back.in time.... don't expect the train to go fast as it's really a snail's pace .... not much in the way of scenery either ... just a little 15 min trip along the track and 15 mins back ... nice...More

Thank UnaWhiting
Reviewed 23 September 2017

i ride my bike from preston train station today on 23/09/17 down to the museum and i was hard to find. But when i got there boy i was surprise it was amazing and great and got lots off photos and talk to the staff...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is an interesting place. What more could you want than a ride on a steam train. There is a small cafe and a shop. Staff are friendly and helpful.

Thank Cookie4th
Reviewed 18 September 2017

It's only a short ride on the train (circa a mile each way) but it's far more interesting than you might think if you've not visited before. The museum is interesting, with more exhibits being added from time to time. My little boy particularly likes...More

Thank Shauny_A
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Questions & Answers
26 May 2017|
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Response from quizmaster1957 | Property representative |
There is no charge for visitors under three years of age, thankyou for asking. All the details are of course on our website including open times, directions and much more.
28 January 2016|
Response from neilwatson54 | Reviewed this property |
Just Saturday & Sunday as during the week the line is used for the Lindsay to Preston Oil trains
Derek T
22 September 2015|
Response from quizmaster1957 | Property representative |
The train ride takes approximately 35 to 40 minutes. If we have one locomotive in steam, it runs around the train in the sidings to pull the train on the return. This is an hourly service starting at 11am. If we are running... More