25
May
All Day
Ribble Steam Railway
Ribble Steam Railway, Chain Caul Rd, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2PD, United Kingdom
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Watching the trains on the demonstration line

Steamport’s Platform

Anniversary of Steamport Southport opening to the public in 1974

On Spring Bank Holiday weekend 1974, the newly established Steamport Southport opened it’s doors to the public after securing a lease on the former Southport Engine Shed, and restoring key infrastructure & building a collection of Locomotives, Carriages, Buses & Trams.

The museum operated in the nearby seaside resort for almost 25 years before the majority of the rail based collection was moved to our site on Preston Docks.

Without the fantastic efforts of the original society members, the basis of the collection at Ribble Steam Railway, together with the infrastructure and operations on site would not have been possible.

During this event, we will be displaying images & artefacts from the “Steamport” Era – and if any former members or volunteers are able to loan any photographs or videos for viewing during the event we would be delighted to see them.

If you were part of the Steamport or Southport Railway Centre volunteer workforce, or even if you remember visiting the site, we’d love to see you & hear any stories or reflections.  We really hope as many of you can make it!

Trains will run hourly from the main museum platform from 11:00 to 15:00

Details

Date:
May 25
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Organizer:
Ribble Steam
Phone:
01772728800
Email:
enquiries@ribblesteam.co.uk
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