Fodor's Expert Review Whiteford Railway Museum

Carrickfergus Family

Home to the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, this working museum run by volunteers preserves veteran Irish steam locomotives (from both sides of the border) and keeps some of them in running order. There are steam train trips of varying duration several times a year, so if you're a steam enthusiast check the website for details and bookings. A collection of steam locos and rolling stock is on display, and you can also visit workshops, and a restored signal box. Pride of place goes to the venerable engine No. 171 Slieve Gullion (currently under restoration). There is a cozy café in the old station building.

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Quick Facts

Castleview Rd.
Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim  BT38 9NA, Northern Ireland

028-9538--6200

www.steamtrainsireland.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £7, Closed Sun.--Wed., Booking strongly advised

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