Are you planning to come to Preston, Lancashire in 2018? Why not include a visit to our Steam Railway and Museum. Have a train ride and look around the largest collection of industrial locomotives in the country. Learn more about what was, at one time, the biggest inland dock in England. Also a chance to see behind the scenes and see restoration work underway on both steam and diesel locomotives. During your visit, you’ll have the chance to get ‘hands on’ with several of the exhibits in our spacious indoor museum. Children can climb on the footplate of a steam engine, move the levers and blow the whistle, then climb in the guard’s van and wave the flag. Over in the workshop, you’ll gain a rare ‘behind the scenes’ glimpse of the work in progress by our volunteer workforce. The unique blend of Victorian techniques and modern technology produce some astonishing results! Our ticket prices include unlimited travel on the day of admission, and access to the museum and workshop. When you’ve enjoyed a ride on one of our trains and admired the exhibits in our museum, why not relax with a drink and a snack in our tea room?
Lancashire has many varied and amazing attractions and when you start to scratch at the surface, you will be able to uncover them all. I have in this book, unearthed all the great ones for you to chose from, take the Ribble Steam Railway for instance. This project started in Southport when I was a one year old, which I think is quite fitting considering I am originally from Southport myself. Thousands of visitors now crosses its threshold every year and all have an amazing time once visited. The Museum has a small train journey for you to experience and I have to say it really is an experience and one that you wouldn’t expect to find in within Preston itself. Then there is the museum, complete with a great little cafe and shop, the museum itself is absolutely wonderful whether your a Train fan or not, you can’t help but be wowed by this place.