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!
Hunslet 2890 0-6-0 'Douglas'
One of the ubiquitous austerity locomotives built by several manufacturers during World War II, this engine was built by Hunslet of Leeds, as works No 2890 in 1943 and went to the War Department for military use as No 75041.
She later became Longmoor Military Railway No 107 and gained the name Foggia. In the early 1960s, she was withdrawn from army service and was one of a few locomotives to be sent back to Hunslet for some modifications. These centred on a technology designed to reduce smoke emissions and were developed by L. G. Porta, an engineer from Argentina. Research suggests that something was 'lost in translation' between Leeds and Argentina as the modifications were not quite as Porta would have wished. However, they did serve an important purpose in the development of steam. After modification and renumbering as No 3882 of 1962, she was bought by the National Coal Board and allocated to Maesteg washery until withdrawal in 1973. Here, she gained the name Maureen.
In 1976, Maureen was purchased privately for preservation and taken to Bristol, before arriving in Devon in 1978. Restoration was completed in 1984 when the locomotive was renamed Barbara in memory of the wife of Dave Phelps, one of the then owners. She gave many years faithful service on the line before withdrawal for overhaul. However, she was subsequently sold and has since undergone a remarkable transformation, losing her saddle tanks, gaining a tender and changing name again, becoming No 10 Douglas, one of the friends of a famous blue engine.
The loco is now about to undergo overhaul again.