Heritage diesel trains running on Summer Saturdays.

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This event is running on Saturdays throughout the summer

Note: online ticket sales close at 6pm the day before the event. You can still purchase tickets on arrival on Saturday.


For summer Saturdays in 2022, we are running diesel trains on normal event days using our 450 class railcar. Steam trains are planned to return for the Lapland Express at Christmas.

Details of fares and timetables can be found here.

Trains are running on Saturdays 16th and 30th July, 6th, 13th, 27th August, Monday 29th August and Saturday 3rd September.

We are also running some special events, details of which can be seen on our events webpage.

Derry Girls Train

Our ex-Northern Ireland Railways 450 class railcar starred in the Derry Girls episode Stranger on a Train shown in May 2022 on Channel 4. If you haven’t seen the episode, UK residents can watch it on Channel 4’s All 4 Player here.

Diesel trains will run to our standard timetable, departing from Downpatrick station from 1pm -4pm every 45 minutes. We will be serving a limited selection of snacks and drinks from an on board trolley service or the buffet counter on board.

Note that due to issues with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, the main station buildings and upstairs museum may not be open at the start of our summer running. The carriage gallery will be open as usual. This means that there may be no shop or model railway room on the day of your visit. We apologise if this causes any disappointment, but we hope you understand our situation.