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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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Good little trip

This is a nice step back.in time.... don't expect the train to go fast as it's really a snail's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leven, United Kingdom
via mobile
fun day out

i ride my bike from preston train station today on 23/09/17 down to the museum and i was hard to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Craig C
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Chain Caul Road | Chain Caul Road, Ashton, Preston, Lancashire, Preston PR2 2PD, England
+44 1772 728800
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 Daren290
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Enjoyed the experience which is great for a rail enthusiast or anyone wanting a bit of fun.Staff and volunteers were very friendly and helpful.There is a small museum and a workshop where you can see some of the exhibits. There is a café for refreshments...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

My husband and I visited here on Bank Holiday Monday, it was really busy, we went on the steam train, and looked round the shop and workshop overall a great day out.

Thank sheila565
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Been here many times and always a fab day out! The staff, many volunteers are really friendly and make time to chat to my train mad son!!! Great steam train, miniature train and train exhibits. Basic but good cafe. Free parking

Thank ailslou
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice short railway just outside of Preston. There is a small museum with old rolling stock and you can go round the works. There is also a small cafe. The train goes along the side of the river. Something a bit different...More

2  Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 28 June 2017

At only £7 for an adult this Steam Railway is excellent value. The infrastructure is fantastic (large car park, large buildings) and the exhibits of industrial locos second to none. Yes you may argue the ride is only 3 miles long, but taken as a...More

1  Thank Steve U
Reviewed 26 June 2017

10/10 for everything, price of a fare, food, locomotives, staff, welcome, sitting & location. Would love to come back here again and again. Great price even for short ride in a unique setting around old docks, marina's and industrial estate. Loved the mix of level...More

1  Thank oliverbromley
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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.
29 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
23 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