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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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A ride on a Steam engine

My daughter and I visited one Sunday we had a snack in the cafe and a look around the museum then a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris P
Brilliant, so worth doing.

This is brilliant, great shop plus cafe. Nice things to do and see. Plus a great ride on a steam... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
lezt45cdo
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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Chain Caul Road | Chain Caul Road, Ashton, Preston, Lancashire, Preston PR2 2PD, England
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+44 1772 728800
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"swing bridge"
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"small cafe"
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"value for money"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I visited one Sunday we had a snack in the cafe and a look around the museum then a ride down the line in a nice coach behind a lovely little shunting engine

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is brilliant, great shop plus cafe. Nice things to do and see. Plus a great ride on a steam train as well. Staff really nice as well.

1  Thank lezt45cdo
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Down by Preston Docks is a small collection of steam and diesel engines, with a few actually built not very far away. Don't expect anything on the scale of the National Railway Museum in York though. A warehouse of old engines, a workshop and a...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Have lived here twelve years and this is my first time to Ribble Steam - what have I been doing? An excellently maintained attraction, with some fantastic stock, and while the ride is pretty short you can go again as often as you want -...More

1  Thank David1000
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We have been on both the Halloween and Santa special train trips, both are amazing, children receive a gift from santa, the Halloween special " frightened me to death, an employee dressed in a wolf mask crept up behind where I was sitting, my friend...More

1  Thank elsie6788e
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Fabulous family day out would highly recommend.the staff are fantastic.and we all particularly loved the singing.we will be back

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

A great day was had by all. Great atmosphere and clear that the volunteers had worked hard to make for a great day. Such a shame that my grandchildren received exactly the same presents this year as last! Would put many off returning for fear...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A hidden joy. When wondering what activity to do with our visiting grandchildren I saw the steam railway adverttised and we are glad we chose to do it. Both children enjoyed themselves but in particular our four year old grandson who loves anything on wheels....More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is an excellent attraction especially at the time of year as they attraction and Staff go all out to entertain the children, I think you have to book in advance for the Santa Trains but they are worth it. Not only can they ride...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We love a trip to this railway and we make the effort to go every year for the Santa train. It is only a small track so your not on it hours but the kiddies love it! They also have a museum to have a...More

Thank Joanne S
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philw81
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.
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Traycie9
28 January 2016|
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Response from neilwatson54 | Reviewed this property |
Just Saturday & Sunday as during the week the line is used for the Lindsay to Preston Oil trains
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Derek T
22 September 2015|
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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
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