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It is our 50th Anniversary Year

Click here for details of 50th anniversary events this year.
European Heritage Open Day
Saturday 13th September

Whitehead Excursion Station (1pm-4pm)


Discover the secrets of the RPSI's 100-year-old Midland Railway buildings, together with the more recent additions (and on-going construction).

The shop in the station house will be open for a sale of second hand railway books, DVDs and videos, with many items going for £2, £1 or 50p. In addition, all recently published Irish railway books and DVDs will be on sale, plus unusual items such as framed railway jigsaws!

You are invited to attend, especially if you have not visited us before.

Admission (including guided tour): Free

Find more European Heritage Open Day venues: NI and RoI.


Portrush Flyer
Sundays 31st August, 14th September

Belfast Central to a Portrush & return


** 31st August - SOLD OUT **

The world-famous Portrush Flyer returns this year with four trains to the north coast destination. It will be a traditional summer day out with up to 5 hours at the seaside.

Check it out

Arr
Dep
Belfast Central
--
10:00
Portrush12:0517:05
Belfast Central19:10
--
Fare: Adult £22, Child £15

You can extend your trip back to Coleraine for some shopping. Or, if you are already at the seaside, why not come along and have an afternoon steam train trip on the Coleraine Coaster?

You may purchase your Coaster ticket on the train on the day or, alternatively, book in advance below.

Arr
Dep
Portrush
--
14:20
Coleraine14:45
15:40
Portrush16:05
--
Fare: £5

Book Tickets Online

All tickets can also be booked (by phone or over the counter) at:
Belfast Welcome Centre, 8-9 Donegall Square North, BT1 5GJ.
Tel: +44 28 9024 6609
Steam Enterprise
Sunday 12th October

Belfast - Dublin & return


Enjoy a day trip to Dublin on our vintage steam train.

Arr
Dep
Whitehead Excursion 09:25
Carrickfergus 
09:40
Belfast Central 
10:00
Lisburn 
10:30
Portadown 
10:55
Dundalk 
12:00
Dublin Connolly13:10 
   
Dublin Connolly 
16:15
Belfast Central19:20 
Fare: Adult £28, Child £20

Book Tickets Online

Tickets can also be booked (by phone or over the counter) at:
Belfast Welcome Centre, 8-9 Donegall Square North, BT1 5GJ.
Tel: +44 28 9024 6609
Maynooth Shuttle
Sunday 19th October

Dublin - Maynooth & return

A return steam train trip of just under two hours along the scenic Royal Canal.

Train 1
Arr
Dep
Dublin Pearse 10:50
Maynooth11:30
12:00
Dublin Pearse12:40 

Train 2
Arr
Dep
Dublin Pearse 14:05
Maynooth14:50
15:05
Dublin Pearse15:45 

Fare: Adult €12, Child €6

Postal Booking Form

Tickets can be booked (over the counter) at:
Irish Rail, Pearse Station, Dublin
Mark’s Models, Hawkins Street, Dublin


Santa Special
29th & 30th November, 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th December

Dublin to Maynooth & return

A return journey of approximately two hours, with an on board visit from Santa and presents for children.

1Sat 29th Nov
10:15
SteamBooked
2 
13:35
SteamBooked
3 
16:10
DieselOn sale
4Sun 30th Nov
10:50
SteamBooked
5 
14:05
SteamBooked
6Sat 6th Dec
10:15
SteamBooked
7 
13:35
SteamBooked
8 
16:10
DieselOn sale
9Sun 7th Dec
10:50
SteamBooked
10 
14:05
SteamBooked
11Sat 13th Dec
10:15
SteamBooked
12 
13:35
SteamBooked
13 
16:10
DieselOn sale
14Sun 14th Dec
10:50
SteamBooked
15 
14:05
SteamBooked

Postal Booking Form
(Bookings by post only. Please use current version of the form.)
 
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2014 Programme
(Dates and locomotives are not guaranteed and may be subject to change)
 Month
 Date
 Day
Description/Route
Proposed
locomotive

(subject to
availability)
Tickets
On
Sale?
March
23
Mon
"The Midlander": Dublin - Mullingar & return 461 -
April
12
Sat
"The Boyne": Dublin - Dundalk 461 -
 
13
Sun
"The Boyne": Dundalk - Drogheda & return (x2)
Dundalk - Dublin
461 -
 
21
Mon
"Easter Shuttle": Dublin - Wicklow & return
Wicklow - Greystones & return
461 -
 
21
Mon
"Easter Eggspress": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85 -
 
22
Tue
"Easter Eggspress": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85 -
May
4
Sun
"Slieve Gullion": Whitehead - Belfast - Dundalk & return 85 -
 
15
Thu
"Saint Canice": Whitehead - Belfast - Dublin 85 -
 
16
Fri
"Galway Bay": Dublin - Galway & return Diesel -
 
17
Sat
"Saint Canice": Dublin - Howth - Wicklow - Enfield - Dublin 85/461 -
 
18
Sun
"Saint Canice": Dublin - Kilkenny & return 85 -
 
19
Mon
"Saint Canice": Dublin - Belfast - Whitehead 85 -
June
1
Sun
"Balbriggan Festival": Dublin - Balbriggan & return
Balbriggan - Drogheda & return (x2)
461 -
 
7
Sat
"Seashore Festival": Belfast - Bangor & return (x2) 85 -
 
8
Sun
"Seashore Festival": Belfast - Bangor & return (x2) 85 -
 
13
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return 85 -
 
15
Sun
"The Marble City": Dublin - Kilkenny & return 461 -
 
20
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return 85 -
 
27
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return 85 -
July
4
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return 85 -
 
13
Sun
"Bray Shuttle": Dublin - Bray & return
Bray - Wicklow & return (x2)
461 -
 
19
Sat
IRRS Charter: Dublin - Waterford - Limerick - Nenagh - Ballybrophy - Dublin Diesel -
 
27
Sun
"The Marble City": Dublin - Kilkenny & return 461 -
 
27
Sun
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
85 -
August
9
Sat
"Whitehead Festival": Whitehead train rides 85 -
 
10
Sun
"Great Northern Getaway": Dublin - Drogheda & return
Drogheda - Skerries & return (x2)
461 -
 
10
Sun
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
85 -
 
31
Sun
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
85 Sold Out
September
13
Sat
"European Heritage Open Day": Whitehead site tours   Free
 
14
Sun
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
85 Book
October
12
Sun
"Steam Enterprise": Belfast - Dublin & return 85 Book
 
19
Sun
"Maynooth Shuttle": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2) 461 Book
 
26
Sun
"Haunted Gaol Express": Dublin - Wicklow & return
Wicklow - Greystones & return
461  
 
26
Sun
"Broomstick Belle": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)    
November
22
Sat
"Victorian Street Fair": Whitehead steam train rides    
 
29
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3)   Book
 
30
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)   Sold Out
 
30
Sun
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)    
December
6
Sat
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)    
 
6
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3)   Book
 
7
Sun
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)    
 
7
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)   Sold Out
 
13
Sat
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)    
 
13
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3)   Book
 
14
Sun
"Santa Special": Portadown - Lisburn & return (x2)    
 
14
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)   Sold Out
 
20
Sat
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)    
28
Sun
"Mince Pie": Belfast - Dublin & return 85  



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Attempting to travel without a ticket at the main departure station OR without a ticket and at a different station on the route causes the RPSI major problems. We sell tickets for the seats on the train, therefore you are very likely to be refused a seat on the train or be asked to leave if you do not have a ticket. Please purchase your ticket in advance.
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