Steam Trains Ireland
Northern Ireland steam trains represent an opportunity to travel in time! Look out for dates of forthcoming steam trains trips within the events listing or check the website. Tickets available from the Belfast Welcome Centre. See Northern Ireland from the comfort of a restored railway carriage, hauled by a beautifully preserved steam locomotive.
Railway Preservation Society of Ireland
The RPSI preserves and maintains historic steam and diesel locomotives
and vintage carriages at its headquarters in Whitehead, County Antrim.
We operate the trains for the public on the mainline railways of
Ireland. Seasonal Easter, Halloween and Santa trains. Summer "Steam
and Jazz", "Portrush Flyer" and "Bangor Belle" trains. Full bar and
snack car on board. Join us and experience railway time travel.
The RPSI was formed in 1964 to preserve in working order steam
locomotives and other rolling stock built for the Irish railway system,
from 1850 to the present day.
The RPSI maintains a museum at Whitehead and operates steam-hauled
excursions over the present day Irish railway network for families and
enthusiasts. Northern Ireland steam trains usually start and end from
Belfast Central station.
The Society is a not-for-profit charity managed by volunteers. You can
join us and help to restore and operate the trains. All funds from
ticket sales, shop sales, membership fees or donations go directly to
keeping Ireland's steam railway heritage operating for future