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Ribble Steam Railway

Ribble Steam Railway Ribble Steam Railway


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Preston PR2 2PD

1½ mile



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4ft 8½in



The Ribble Steam Railway is based on the docks in Preston. Visitors can travel behind one of our restored steam engines in old-fashioned carriages, enjoying a three mile return trip around the dock and along the riverbank, taking in views that can only be seen from the railway.

There's much more than just a train ride to enjoy - we have an extensive museum that houses a variety of industrial locomotives - some of which we invite you to get 'hands on' with - and a series of displays about the history of Preston Docks, its railways and its operation.