Dates will be added to the programme as and when confirmed. Details are not guaranteed and may be subject to change/cancellation. Proposed locomotives are subject to availability.

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. There will also be a full bar service, including (usually) draught beer. We also try to include an Irish craft beer where possible.

Trains generally will have a sales outlet, providing flags, badges, calendars and other Society merchandise.

Most carriages have at least one toilet.

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. Note that tickets are only on sale if indicated in the Ticket Status column below.

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Month Date Day Description / Route Proposed Locomotive Ticket Status
March 16 Sat St Patrick's Steam Saturday
Whitehead Train Rides
3BG Pay On The Day
  18 Mon The Midlander
Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)
 85 On Sale
April 6 Sat Guinness 100 Steam Saturday
Whitehead Train Rides
3BG Pay On The Day
  13 Sat The West Awake
Dublin - Ballina - Claremorris - Westport - Dublin
Diesel On Sale
  20 Sat Easter Eggspress
Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)
   
  22 Mon Easter Eggspress
Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)
   
  22 Mon Easter Eggstravaganza
Dublin - Wicklow; Wicklow - Greystones & return (x2); Wicklow - Dublin
   
May 9 Thu Waterford & Limerick International Railtour
Whitehead - Belfast - Dublin
  Reservations
  10 Fri The Corrib
Dublin - Galway & Return
Diesel Reservations
  11 Sat Waterford & Limerick International Railtour
Dublin - Waterford
  Reservations
  12 Sun Waterford & Limerick International Railtour
Waterford - Limerick - Waterford
  Reservations
  13 Mon Waterford & Limerick International Railtour
Waterford - Dublin - Belfast - Whitehead
  Reservations
  26 Sun Sea Breeze
Dublin - Wexford; Wexford - Rosslare & return; Wexford - Dublin
   
June 9 Sun Steam Enterprise
Belfast - Dublin & return
   
  16 Sun Dublin Riviera
Dublin- Wicklow; Bray - Wicklow & return (x2); Bray - Dublin
   
  21 Fri Steam & Jazz
Belfast - Mystery Destination & return
   
  28 Fri Steam & Jazz
Belfast - Mystery Destination & return
   
July 5 Fri Steam & Jazz
Belfast - Mystery Destination & return
   
  6 Sat Summer Steam
Whitehead Train Rides
  Pay On The Day
  7 Sun Sea Breeze
Dublin - Wexford; Wexford - Rosslare & return; Wexford - Dublin
   
  13 Sat Summer Steam
Whitehead Train Rides
  Pay On The Day
  20 Sat Summer Steam
Whitehead Train Rides
  Pay On The Day
  21 Sun The Boyne
Dublin - Drogheda; Drogheda - Dundalk & return; Drogheda - Skerries & return; Drogheda - Dublin
   
  27 Sat Summer Steam
Whitehead Train Rides
  Pay On The Day
August 3 Sat Summer Steam
Whitehead Train Rides
  Pay On The Day
  4 Sun Rockin' Food Festival
Dublin - Enniscorthy; Enniscorthy - Rosslare & return; Enniscorthy - Dublin
   
  10 Sat Summer Steam
Whitehead Train Rides
  Pay On The Day
  17 Sat Summer Steam
Whitehead Train Rides
  Pay On The Day
  23 Fri Steam & Jazz
Belfast - Mystery Destination & return
   
  24 Sat Summer Steam
Whitehead Train Rides
  Pay On The Day
  24 Sat Marble City
Dublin - Bagenalstown; Bagenalstown - Kilkenny & return; Bagenalstown - Dublin
   
  30 Fri Steam & Jazz
Belfast - Mystery Destination & return
   
  31 Sat Summer Steam
Whitehead Train Rides
  Pay On The Day
September 7 Sat European Heritage Open Day
Whitehead Train Rides
  Pay On The Day
  8 Sun Steam Enterprise
Belfast - Dublin & return
   
  22 Sun Steam Enterprise
Belfast - Dublin & return
   
October 12 Sun Diesel Railtour
TBC
Diesel  
  27 Sun Broomstick Belle
Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)
   
  28 Sun Haunted Express
Dublin - Kildare; Kildare - TBC & return (x2); Kildare - Dublin
   
November 30 Sat Santa Special
Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3)
   
December 1 Sun Santa Special
Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)
   
  1 Sun Santa Special
Dublin-Maynooth & return (x2)
   
  7 Sat Santa Special
Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)
   
  7 Sat Santa Special
Dublin-Maynooth & return (x3)
   
  8 Sun Santa Special
Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)
   
  8 Sun Santa Special
Dublin-Maynooth & return (x2)
   
  14 Sat Santa Special
Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)
   
  14 Sat Santa Special
Dublin-Maynooth & return (x3)
   
  15 Sun Santa Special
Portadown-Lisburn & return (x2)
   
  15 Sun Santa Special
Dublin-Maynooth & return (x3)
   
  21 Sat Santa Special
Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)
   
  22 Sun Santa Special
Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)
   
  29 Sun Mince Pie
Belfast - Dublin & return
   

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.