This page shows all our planned trains and events.

Please use the Book Train Tickets option in the menu to see what is on sale now, or coming very soon!

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Month Date Day Description / Route Locomotive Ticket Status
September 30 Fri Steam & Jazz
Belfast-Mystery Destination & return
131 On Sale
October 1 Sat Steam Whitehead - Birthday Jazz
Whitehead Train Rides
131 On Sale
  8 Sat The Western Liner
Diesel On Sale
  30 Sun Haunted Express
Dublin-Maynooth & return (x2)
December 3 Sat Santa Special
Belfast-Whitehead & return (x2)
  On Sale
  10 Sat Santa Special
Belfast-Whitehead & return (x2)
  On Sale
  17 Sat Santa Special
Belfast-Whitehead & return (x2)
  On Sale
  18 Sun Santa Special
Belfast-Whitehead & return (x2)
  On Sale

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Please Note

  • All available information is listed on this page.
  • Only trains on this list are expected to run.
  • See Ticket Status column above; 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.
  • The dates on the programme can change, so why not bookmark this page and check it regularly?
  • Advance ticket purchase is essential for all trains - unless otherwise stated.
  • A dining car runs on all our mainline trains. Teas, coffees and light snuacks will usually be available. (May not apply to all trains in 2022.)
  • We have a full bar service, including (usually) draught beer and a craft beer selection. (May not apply to all trains in 2022.)
  • 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

Please Act Responsibly Around Our Trains.

Parents are responsible for the behaviour and activities of children on and around our trains, and in our Museum premises.

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.