The RPSI will be holding its first Model Railway Day at Whitehead Excursion Station with a line-up of over two dozen marvelous miniature model railway layouts, full size steam train rides, refreshments, etc. All this, and the Museum exhibits too! Refreshments will be available in the CIE dining car for this day only. Whitehead Edwardian Tea Room in the Excurssion station building will also be serving food all day.
Opening: From 10am until 5pm. Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, Whitehead Railway Museum.
Models: There will be many model railway layouts positioned around our Museum including for the first time in Ireland Peter Smith's Saltdeane layout from England featuring a brewery.. Patrick Davey's NCC narrow gauge diorama, Tony Ragg's Sandfording O gague layout and Debra Wenlock's Hornby O Gauge tinplate whixxing around.
Train Rides: Visitors will be able to see at close hand how the magnificent locomotive works. Trains will be running every 15 minutes or so beween 12 and 4pm.
Refreshments: Enjoy a visit to our award-winning Edwardian Tea Room.
Suitable for children of all ages!
Adult £10, Child £6, Family (2a+2c) £25
(Come by NI Railways or Iarnrod Eireann and get 20% off admission)
Limited parking on site so please car-share with friends or arrive in style by train. Unlimited parking in seafront car park only 5 minutes walk away.
For further details see; https://steamtrainsireland.com/whats-on/73/model-railway-day
To see our video for the event featuring Tony Ragg's model railway layout and some full size exampless at Whitehead; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TG9H8PR_ws