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Railway Preservation Society of Ireland

The RPSI is an all-island body, run by volunteers, which preserves steam and diesel powered railway locomotives, carriages and other equipment from all over Ireland and uses them for passenger excursions on the Irish railway network. RPSI steam trains carry passengers to places as far apart as Portrush and Tralee, Rosslare and Bangor.

The RPSI's main engineering works at Whitehead, County Antrim is opened to guided tours on several dates each summer, offering visitors a unique glimpse of how the people travelled in bygone days - and the engineering skills and methods of those days, still in use today by our staff and volunteers.

The RPSI collection of nearly 100 railway vehicles - up to 160 years old - is truly unique, and so too are the experiences offered by RPSI excursions. Trips to the seaside, journeys with a Jazz band, special trips for Easter, Christmas or Halloween, and railway tours through the Irish countryside are all accompanied by the distinctive sights, sounds and smells of steam that enthral children of all ages.


Opening times:
Thursday - Saturday 10am to 4pm (last admission 3pm)

Tel: 028 9337 3968
Address: Whitehead Railway Museum, Castleview Road, Whitehead, Co. Antrim, BT38 9NA

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