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Steam Train Rides

R.S.P.I. Northern Operating Base | Whitehead, Carrickfergus BT38 9PF, Northern Ireland
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First time leaving a review but felt I had to so no other families wasted their money only to be... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
Dmduracel
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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A Must for Thomas the Tank Engine Fans

If you love the charm of Steam Engines then this place is terrific and the Christmas Runs they run... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2018
Stewart S
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R.S.P.I. Northern Operating Base | Whitehead, Carrickfergus BT38 9PF, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

First time leaving a review but felt I had to so no other families wasted their money only to be disappointed with a very poor trip. Had heard good review so booked this for 2 adults and 2 young children (5 & 2) Paid nearly...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

If you love the charm of Steam Engines then this place is terrific and the Christmas Runs they run are great for the kids....something magical about the old steam engines

Thank Stewart S
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The steam train museum was very interesting for all the family. A ride on these magnificent old trains is a real thrill. It's like being in a movie...then finished off with a lovely lunch in the whitehead railway museum cafe. Great food at a good...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

great day out for kids and mums and dads ,lovely to get a ride in a steam train which was all the go many years ago ,the fact that it is in whitehead where I live says a lot ,you can go on trips up...More

3  Thank sayderobinson
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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

1  Thank cindy a
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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