Steam train in centre of Preston

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A steam locomotive from Ribble Steam Railway, based on the heart of Preston's docks, on Preston's Flag Market
Engine driver Stuart Gibbs

Photo Neil Cross A steam locomotive from Ribble Steam Railway, based on the heart of Preston's docks, on Preston's Flag Market Engine driver Stuart Gibbs

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A historic steam train was in Preston’s Flag Market this weekend, giving families the chance to learn about locomotives on the past.

Ribble Steam Railway, based at the city’s docks, brought the steam locomotive to the city centre, along with museum objects for visitors to see.

Photo Neil Cross
A steam locomotive from Ribble Steam Railway, based on the heart of Preston's docks, on Preston's Flag Market
Artur and Karol Witkowski

Photo Neil Cross A steam locomotive from Ribble Steam Railway, based on the heart of Preston's docks, on Preston's Flag Market Artur and Karol Witkowski

The train was transported on the back of a truck and was on display in the city centre, with railway enthusiasts in traditional costumes.

It was part of a weekend of celebrations on the Flag Market, including a Feast for Peace to celebrate cultural diversity.