Dates will be added to the programme as and when confirmed. Details are not guaranteed and may be subject to change/cancellation. Proposed locomotives are subject to availability.

All trains are hauled by steam locomotives, except where otherwise stated.

A dining car runs on all our mainline trains. Teas, coffees and light snacks will usually be available. There will also be a full bar service, including (usually) draught beer. We also try to include a craft beer selection where possible.

Trains generally will have a sales outlet, providing flags, badges, calendars and other Society merchandise.

Most carriages have at least one toilet.

If you require any further information about our trains you can get in touch, but please first have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions. Note that tickets are only on sale if indicated in the Ticket Status column below.

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Download Printable Programme

Month Date Day Description / Route Proposed Locomotive Ticket Status
July 13 Sat Steam Saturday
Whitehead Train Rides
4 Pay On The Day
  20 Sat Steam Saturday
Whitehead Train Rides
3BG Pay On The Day
  21 Sun The Boyne
Dublin-Drogheda; Drogheda-Dundalk & return; Drogheda-Skerries & return; Drogheda-Dublin
85 On Sale
  27 Sat Steam Saturday
Whitehead Train Rides
3BG Pay On The Day
August 3 Sat Steam Saturday
Whitehead Train Rides
3BG Pay On The Day
  4 Sun Portrush Flyer
Belfast-Portrush & return
4 On Sale
  4 Sun Rockin' Food Festival
Dublin-Enniscorthy; Enniscorthy-Rosslare & return; Enniscorthy-Dublin
85 On Sale
  10 Sat Steam Saturday
Whitehead Train Rides
3BG Pay On The Day
  11 Sun Portrush Flyer
Belfast-Portrush & return
4 On Sale
  17 Sat Steam Saturday
Whitehead Train Rides
3BG Pay On The Day
  18 Sun Portrush Flyer
Belfast-Portrush & return
4 On Sale
  23 Fri Steam & Jazz
Belfast-Mystery Destination & return
4 Sold Out
  24 Sat Steam Saturday
Whitehead Train Rides
4 Pay On The Day
  24 Sat Marble City
Dublin-Bagenalstown; Bagenalstown-Kilkenny & return; Bagenalstown-Dublin
85 On Sale
  30 Fri Steam & Jazz
Belfast-Mystery Destination & return
131 Sold Out
  31 Sat Steam Saturday
Whitehead Train Rides
131 Pay On The Day
September 14 Sat European Heritage Open Day
Whitehead Train Rides
  Pay On The Day
  15 Sun Steam Enterprise
Belfast-Dublin & return
   
  29 Sun Steam Enterprise
Belfast-Dublin & return
   
October Sat Cobh Rambler
Dublin-Cobh-Mallow-Killarney-Dublin
Diesel On Sale
  26 Sat Steam Saturday
Whitehead Train Rides
  Pay On The Day
  27 Sun Broomstick Belle
Belfast-Whitehead & return (x2)
   
  28 Mon Haunted Express
Dublin-TBC & return (x2)
   
November 30 Sat Santa Special
Dublin-Maynooth & return (x3)
   
December 1 Sun Santa Special
Belfast-Whitehead & return (x2)
   
  1 Sun Santa Special
Dublin-Maynooth & return (x2)
   
  7 Sat Santa Special
Belfast-Whitehead & return (x2)
   
  7 Sat Santa Special
Dublin-Maynooth & return (x3)
   
  8 Sun Santa Special
Belfast-Whitehead & return (x2)
   
  8 Sun Santa Special
Dublin-Maynooth & return (x2)
   
  14 Sat Santa Special
Belfast-Whitehead & return (x2)
   
  14 Sat Santa Special
Dublin-Maynooth & return (x3)
   
  15 Sun Santa Special
Portadown-Lisburn & return (x2)
   
  15 Sun Santa Special
Dublin-Maynooth & return (x3)
   
  21 Sat Santa Special
Belfast-Whitehead & return (x2)
   
  22 Sun Santa Special
Belfast-Whitehead & return (x2)
   
  29 Sun Mince Pie
Belfast-Dublin & return
   

Advance ticket purchase is essential for all mainline trains - unless otherwise stated.

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, 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.

Please Act Responsibly Around Our Trains

If you are going to watch, photograph or travel on an RPSI steam train, please remember that the trains are operated on the national rail networks along with scheduled passenger services. Trespassing to watch or photograph a steam train endangers your safety, the safety of others and disrupts the operation of all trains on the network - please act responsibly. Both Translink and Iarnród Éireann have severe penalties for trespassers.