Diesel trains on Sat 14th & Sun 15th July due to continued dry conditions
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Fire risk means diesel stands in for steam!

Like many heritage railway operators across the UK & Ireland, due to the continued fire risk caused by the very hot and dry weather, we have to run diesel trains instead of steam to reduce the risk of us starting fires. The weather has been so dry and hot, there's a...

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Summer Steam pulls into Downpatrick

See our opening dates here - please check before you travel to Downpatrick! This summer, visitors to County Down can relive the elegance of by-gone railway travel as a season of ‘Summer Steam’ steam trains chuffing their way through the picturesque County Down...

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Race for the Train at the DownTime Festival

Steam trains are running at the Downpatrick & County Down Railway on the weekend of 16th and 17th June as part of the new DownTime festival of horse racing, music and culture being held across the Downpatrick area. To enter into the spirit of fun, there’s a special...

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Downpatrick & County Down Railway Society Limited, Railway Station, Market Street, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 6LZ. Registered in Northern Ireland as a Limited Company and Charity, Company Registration No. N.I. 18685, Charity No. 101640.