UK & Ireland Heritage Railways

Events Diary

Heritage Railways hold over 1000 special events every year. Events for all the railways for the next few months are listed here.

For a full listing of events for any particular railway, please visit that railway's own website.

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The Trench
18/6/18 - 15/7/18 : Bodmin & Wenford Railway
The Trench at Bodmin tells the true and personal stories of local Cornishmen who fought in the First World War. Follow in their footsteps, enlist at The Keep and take on a soldier's identity. Board a steam train and head off to experience life in the trenches and the chaos of battle.

Hunslet 125
22/6/18 - 24/6/18 : Ffestiniog Railway
The railway's steadfast Hunslet ladies, Linda and Blanche, are 125 years old in 2018 and we are throwing a party! Their centenary was marked in legendary style in 1993 with over a hundred siblings of all shapes and sizes coming to play. A lot has changed in their world since then with many more Hunslet restorations and repatriations, along with a few replicas to share the fun.

Summer Steam Gala
22/6/18 - 24/6/18 : Mid-Norfolk Railway

Family Day - Dress as a Superhero
23/6/18 - : East Somerset Railway
Kids (and adults too if you want to), it is time to put on your cape, mask, cowl, or spandex and celebrate the characters that inspire us all to be better than we can ever imagine (and of course get to use those awesome superpowers!) If kids come dressed up as their favourite superhero they get a FREE ice-cream!

Armed Forces Afternoon
23/6/18 - : Rushden Transport Museum
We will be celebrating Rushden's Armed Forces Day, along with the rest of Rushden.

Model Railway Weekend
23/6/18 - 24/6/18 : Bluebell Railway

Opening of The Signalling Centre
23/6/18 - 24/6/18 : Didcot Railway Centre
The opening event for a new interactive exhibition at Didcot Railway Centre.

Day Out With Thomas
23/6/18 - 24/6/18 : Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Postie Pete Weekend
23/6/18 - 24/6/18 : Nene Valley Railway
Pete and Ginger will be working on his Teddy Bear Mail Train Experience. Departing from Wansford. Your trip starts with everyone riding in the mail train through the tunnel before, Pete and Ginger show you how they exchange heavy bags of mail from a moving train using the big nets on the train and on the ground! They'll make sure all the local bears get their post!

Paddington
23/6/18 - 24/6/18 : Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

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