Latest News

  • 17th March: All our events have been cancelled, or postponed until further notice. And the Whitehead Railway Museum will remain closed to the public.
  • 5th August: Re-opening of Whitehead Railway Museum confirmed for 13th August.
  • 26th August: Steam train rides confirmed for September Saturdays.
  • 29th August: We have no dates confirmed for our first mainline trains (including Halloween and Santa) but we do hope to be running before the end of the year. Any update will be published here.

Please Note

- All available information is listed on this page.
- Only trains on this list are expected to run.
- See Ticket Status column below; if it's blank they are not on sale yet! 
- Listed dates and proposed locomotives are not guaranteed and may be subject to change/cancellation.
- All trains are hauled by steam locomotives, except where otherwise stated.
- A dining car runs on all our mainline trains. Teas, coffees and light snacks will usually be available.
- We have a full bar service, including (usually) draught beer and a craft beer selection.
- Trains generally will have a sales outlet, providing flags, badges, calendars and other Society merchandise.
- Trains are equipped with a number of toilets.

If you require any further information about our trains you can get in touch, but please first have a look at our:

Frequently Asked Questions

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Month Date Day Description / Route Proposed Locomotive Ticket Status
September 26 Sat Steam Saturday
Whitehead Train Rides
131 On Sale
October 3 Sat Steam Saturday
Whitehead Train Rides
3BG On Sale
  10 Sat Steam Saturday
Whitehead Train Rides
3BG On Sale
  17 Sat Steam Saturday
Whitehead Train Rides
3BG On Sale
  24 Sat Steam Saturday
Whitehead Train Rides
3BG On Sale
  31 Sat Steam Saturday
Whitehead Train Rides
3BG On Sale

Advance ticket purchase is essential for all mainline trains - unless otherwise stated.

Attempting to travel without a ticket at the main departure station OR without a ticket and at a different station on the route causes the RPSI major problems, therefore you are very likely to be refused a seat on the train or be asked to leave if you do not have a ticket. Please purchase your ticket in advance.

Please Act Responsibly Around Our Trains

If you are going to watch, photograph or travel on an RPSI steam train, please remember that the trains are operated on the national rail networks along with scheduled passenger services. Trespassing to watch or photograph a steam train endangers your safety, the safety of others and disrupts the operation of all trains on the network - please act responsibly. Both Translink and Iarnród Éireann have severe penalties for trespassers.