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. See Northern Ireland from the comfort of a restored railway carriage, hauled by a beautifully preserved steam locomotive.
Steam Trains Ireland operate trains for the public on the mainline railways of Ireland throughout Easter, Halloween and Christmas and other seasons of the year. Full bar and snack car is available on board. Join in and experience railway time travel!
The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland preserves and maintains historic steam and diesel locomotives and vintage carriages at its headquarters in Whitehead, County Antrim.
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. All funds from ticket sales, shop sales, membership fees or donations go directly to keeping Ireland's steam railway heritage operating for future generations.