#AFTERNOONTEA – Join our friendly Front of House Director Alison and her team for an afternoon of tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches on board our 1950s steam train on August 19th! Your train departs at 2pm. Tickets – £17.50 per person. #BOOKNOW – Seats are selling fast. To book, email your details to enquiries@ribblesteam.co.uk and our team will…

At Ribble Steam Railway, we’re very proud to host the Furness Railway Trust, their workshops and, at present, their prized possession – Britain’s oldest working steam locomotive, Furness Railway No.20. At 155 years young, she is certainly a crowd-pleaser and was rebuilt into her original form in the late 1990s by skilled engineers and volunteers…

Here at Ribble Steam Railway and Museum, we’re focussed on delivering an amazing experience for visitors. Yesterday, June 7th, our Audience Development team met to discuss some extremely exciting developments to improve the look, feel and enjoyment that we offer to over 20,000 guests every year. We’re developing an amazing playground at our site, launching…

#NEWS! – Our friends at Furness Railway Trust have some amazing news – They’ve been able to acquire No.25, sister engine to Ribble-based Furness No.20, Britain’s oldest working steam engine! The trust do some amazing work at our site in Preston – Contribute today by becoming a member! http://www.furnessrailwaytrust.org.uk/aboutjoinfrt.htm

Railway Exploration Centre Gets The Green Light From Big Lottery Fund Grant Ribble Steam Railway’s dream of an Exploration Centre has been made possible after a £10K grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The grant will help create a super imaginative space, with a window above our large railway collection, at the Heritage Railway and…

New for 2018 – Lots to see and do at the Ribble Steam Railway & Museum New (Opening Easter 2018) Exploration Centre – A super space on a higher level offering a bird’s eye view, for children of all ages, of our prized collection of Industrial Locos, the largest in the UK. New (Opening Summer…

Our NEW 2018 Brochure is now available to view online or Download your own copy (PDF) & Print

You may have seen Mr. Ribble around the railway. He will soon be joined by Mrs. Ribble, (who has been in hiding), and the two more recently created “Ribble Railway Children”.

60th Anniversary of closure: Whittingham Hospital Railway The Whittingham Hospital Railway (W.H.R.) was a private light railway operated by Lancashire County Council to serve Whittingham lunatic asylum. Opened in 1889, it carried goods and passengers between Grimsargh on the Preston and Longridge Railway and the hospital grounds. It closed to all traffic in 1957.

Find out more about Signalling on our railways via several Museum Exhibits: A NEW Museum display explores how me made our railways safer to travellers.

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