Saturday 31st August 2024


Whitehead Excursion Station



Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit in the cab of a diesel engine? Wonder no more - join us as we formally unveil our newly-overhauled diesel locomotive, General Motors B142, painted in original livery and back in full working order.

On the historic 1907 platform at Whitehead Excursion Station, you will have a 15-minute slot with the locomotive during which you will learn all about the 62-year-old workhorse from knowledgeable volunteers, culminating in a visit to the cab.

If you book a morning slot, stay on and explore our 5-gallery Museum before returning to the platform to enjoy a BBQ whilst listening to music provided by The Jazzmeisters Trio. If you book an afternoon slot, come early to enjoy the entertainment before visiting the engine and exploring.

All ticket holders will receive a unique memento to remind them of their day and can enjoy a short train ride within our premises in a heritage carriage hauled by B142 over the lunchtime period.

Before booking this event please note that a reasonable level of mobility is required to climb onto the engine. It is also advisable to wear footwear that is comfortable and clothing that you do not mind getting a little dirty.

Your ticket includes the diesel experience, BBQ, live music, memento of the day, museum tour and train ride.

Tickets: £35

Tickets may also be purchased at:
Visit Belfast Welcome Centre, 9 Donegall Square North, BT1 5GJ
+44 28 9024 6609

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