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Successful Day With Ribble Valley Live Steamers

An event at Clitheroe Castle Museum on Saturday 20 January saw Ribble Valley Live Steamers showing off some of their steam, diesel and electric locomotives.

The display of static engines at Clitheroe Castle Museum

The event was part of the soon to close exhibition that has been running for the last 12 months called On Track – A Glimpse into Lancashire’s Railways Past and Present. The exhibition has been a collaboration between Lancashire Museums and Community Rail Lancashire and has been a resounding success.

A model steam engine with a train at the track at Edisford in Clitheroe – photo RVLSteamers.

The Ribble Valley Live Steamers is a club formed out of the Blackburn Model Engineering Society. After the creation of a permanent track at Edisford in Clitheroe in 1985, it was considered the new name was more appropriate. The current raised track caters for gauge sizes up to 5 inch. The members have a mix of steam, diesel and electric interests. The club operate trains on the track at Edisford on most Sundays between 12:00 and 17:00 and children can ride the trains for a small charge.  To see more information and images visit