Enjoy a 3 mile return trip along our riverside line - Download Your Copy Of Our 2017 Brochure and plan your visit. RSR Has A Big & Varied Collection Of Steam & Diesel Locomotives - You Can Read All Their Histories Online Hire our Diesel Railbus for School Visits & Private Groups - Educational Packages Available - Bookings Open Great Events For All The Family - Next - Mr Ribble's Friendly Engines & Steam Gala


 The Ribble Steam Railway, situated on Preston Dock, are open for train rides every weekend from May to September.

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. 

Enjoy a close up look at our Museum Engines and visit our Workshops to see Restoration underway.

Day Ticket - includes entry to the Museum, Workshop and Unlimited Train Rides (& Free Parking on site)


Adults £7.00 
Children £4.50 Children under 3: Free
Concessions £4.50
Family £20.00 (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 (Saturday / Sunday) Dept Museum Platform at 1100 / 1200 / 1300 / 1400 / 1500 / 1600

Disabled Access throughout the site and on train.

Cafe & Souvenir Shop / Buffet Car - Real Ales Bar on certain services


A great day out whatever the weather!


Please Note: Due to a locomotive failure the Class 03 will replace the steam locomotive on the 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00 departures 19th August

Sunday 20th August will be Diesel hauled trains with our 1960's built Class 03 shunter D2148.

Train Rides on the hour from our Museum Platform 1100/1200/1300/1400/1500/1600



This unusual locomotive is a rare example of a standard gauge Howard Locomotive. It was built at the Britannia Iron Works of James & Frederick Howard in Bedford in 1930.

It’s diminutive size is comparable to the petrol engine which powers it. The engine powering the loco is a six cylinder side valve Dorman unit.
Most industrial locomotives were powered by diesel engines due to their economy, robustness and ease of maintenance.

The loco was delivered new to the Ford Paper Works Ltd in Sunderland. In 1968, it was transferred to Wiggins Teape Ltd, Hylton Hill in Sunderland, again working in the paper industry. It was preserved in 1972, with a move to Lytham motive Power Museum.

The loco then moved to Riversway in 2002, and cosmetic works are underway.

© Ribble Steam Railway 2017