Easter Egg Steam at the Ribble Steam Railway

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The Ribble Steam Railway, situated on Preston Dock are running four days of Steam Train rides over the Easter Weekend with fun for all the family. The trains run on the hour each day starting at 11 until last departure at 4.

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. The Museum and Workshop are included on your visit and there is an Easter Egg Hunt to be solved which will involve finding hidden eggs around the railway.

For Railway Enthusiasts the railway are hoping that an ex Great Western locomotive 5643 will be returning to service after a long overhaul. It entered service in 1925 for the Great Western Railway. After its withdrawal in the sixties it took a group of volunteers until 2006 to restore it to full working order at a cost of over £100,000 of which they raised every penny themselves. The Furness Railway Trust are now based at the Ribble Steam Railway and you will be able to see the new building being erected which will enable future restorations and maintenance of our railway heritage.

As a bonus for the 2013 season the National Railway Museum has loaned the prototype Deltic diesel, resplendent in English Electric blue and built in Preston during the fifties, to the museum and now on show to all visitors.

During Half-Term Wednesdays 3rd and 10th there will be a chance to ride on a unique 1950’s Railbus for a truly panoramic, scenic and nostalgic ride along the line. See the website www.ribblesteam.org.uk for all the details.

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