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.

(Events for 2017 will be added over the next few months. This is largely dependant on when the railways publish their events on their own websites. I hope to have checked them all before the end of January, and will then check again during February.)

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

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Pre Spring Steam Gala
17/2/17 - 19/2/17 : Mid-Hants Railway
Our Pre Spring Gala opens 2017 with a 'Somerset and Dorset' theme. Steam crane demonstrations in Ropley. Freight train running.

Spring Diesel Gala
18/2/17 - 19/2/17 : East Lancashire Railway
Start the year off with the roar of engines at our first big diesel event of the year. Featuring an extensive all diesel timetable and starring both guest locomotives and engines from the ELR's reputed home fleet this is going to be one to watch.

Day Out With Thomas
18/2/17 - 19/2/17 : Kent & East Sussex Railway
Experience a 50 minute return steam train journey behind one of Thomas' friends. Shake hands with The Fat Controller. Meet Rusty & Dusty, Sir Topham's mischievous comedy sidekicks. Unlimited rides behind Thomas in his carriages at Tenterden.

February Half Term
18/2/17 - 26/2/17 : North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Enjoy a fun-packed, full day out along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway this half term where you can see Hogsmeade Station at Goathland, take spectacular family walks at Levisham and view the railway's engine sheds at Grosmont.

On the Waggon
19/2/17 - : Tanfield Railway
Today our passenger train will be joined by a freight train.

Meet Sid and Scrat from Ice Age
21/2/17 - 22/2/17 : Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Join in the fun over half term when Sid and Scrat drop into the Railway. The beloved duo will meet and greet visitors at intervals throughout the day and there will be opportunities to take photos of the character, don't forget to bring your camera!

Mystery at the Magic Museum
24/2/17 - 26/2/17 : East Lancashire Railway
Join the award-winning After Dark Entertainment team on an exciting family friendly theatrical adventure taking place amidst the exhibits of Bury Transport Museum. Scout for clues around the steam powered stars of yesteryear to solve this interactive mystery.

Bulleid '50'
25/2/17 - : Nene Valley Railway
Join the NVR as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the final operation of steam hauled services on British Railways Southern Region with Battle of Britain Class No 34081 92 Squadron and 34053 Sir Keith Park.

Winter Steam Gala 2017
25/2/17 - 26/2/17 : Churnet Valley Railway

Coals to Newcastle
26/2/17 - : Tanfield Railway
Today passenger train services will be joined by our demonstration coal train and experience the sights, sounds and smells of colliery coal trains from days gone by.

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