Railway Preservation Society of Ireland

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Whitehead Excursion Station Castleview Road
Co. Antrim
BT38 9NA
Northern Ireland

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. The Society is a not-for-profit charity managed by volunteers. All funds from ticket sales, shop sales, membership fees or donations go directly to keeping Ireland's steam railway heritage operating for future generations.

Further information

Opening Hours:

The RPSI (marketed as Steam Trains Ireland) operates mainline steam trains for the general public through the year. We hold open days at our Whitehead engineering base on selected weekends during the summer months. Full details can be found on our website at www.steamtrainsireland.com/events


See website for admission charges.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Shop


  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Guided tours
  • Pre-booking service for groups

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