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Steam Train Rides

R.S.P.I. Northern Operating Base | Whitehead, Carrickfergus BT38 9PF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9335 3567
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Jazz Steam Train Mystery Tour

Something different ana great night out. Boarded the steam at Central station with our picnic... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
cindy a
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
A meal on a Steam Train in France

We were in The Vendee, France. We took the train from Mortagne-Sur-Sevre which goes to Les Herbiers... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Jean-Pierre C
,
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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R.S.P.I. Northern Operating Base | Whitehead, Carrickfergus BT38 9PF, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Something different ana great night out. Boarded the steam at Central station with our picnic hamper and some wine. We had booked a lovely private little compartment which was ours for the evening. We had 2 stops along the way where the jazz band jumped...More

Thank cindy a
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We were in The Vendee, France. We took the train from Mortagne-Sur-Sevre which goes to Les Herbiers and back with various points of interest on the way. You travel in a carriage that was once part of the Orient Express. It stops midway and you...More

Thank Jean-Pierre C
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The event is run by passionate enthusiasts who just love their steam train . We stopped 3 times to hear the jazz on the platform, at Lisburn and Portadown. Couples are jiving and having a great time. It's just like going to dinner with friends...More

3  Thank emma c
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Lovely wee gem of an attraction. My wee man is a Thomas enthusiast and getting a ride on a working authentic steam train was awesome. Even more so that its in whitehead so we had a lovely day going for lunch then a walk at...More

4  Thank Mummysheep
Reviewed 4 August 2015

The people at RPSI have put a steam train back together that hasn't run since the 1960s. That is an astonishing feat. Rides were on offer at Whitehead's summer festival, and I took one. For a paltry £2.50 you get to go back and forth...More

4  Thank Steveodo
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Been on a few rides, the jazz train is a must, very popular. Did the ride to dundalk and that was very good. Staff all very friendly.

3  Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Merlin is a wonderful big blue steam train. Richard, my buddy at art class painted it. She was out doing the Easter Eggspress rides on the day of the famous Whitehead Road Race, the oldest running race in Ireland. The sun was shining, and the...More

3  Thank Hanni_LR43
Reviewed 30 December 2014

This was so much fun. They have a great railway yard called Whitehead Excursion station full of cranes and engines. The ticket to ride in a steam train was £2.50. Parents were everywhere telling toddlers it was a “choo-choo”. I couldn’t help but laugh. I...More

3  Thank Steveodo
Reviewed 12 October 2014

I have read the comments below and feel genuinely sorry for the lady who had the problems, but, running steam on a modern railway is complex and steam has to fit around the main services, so it is sometimes held up while the railway deals...More

3  Thank TBirdFrank
Reviewed 28 September 2014

The steam train rides really bring back so many memories. It is funny to see those awful old doors on the train carriages. They were so difficult to get open! For these steam train rides you have a conductor who opens them for you, thankfully....More

1  Thank Hanni_LR43
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Jackie T
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Response from Steveodo | Reviewed this property |
please go to their web site, ... it won't let me post a link here. Look for steam trains ireland (all one word)
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