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.

PLEASE NOTE: Events for 2018 will be added over the next few months (It takes a long while to complete as some railways do not list their events until well into the new year).

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

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Rail Ale
17/5/18 - 19/5/18 : Barrow Hill Railway Centre
Over 350 real ales, plus ciders, perrys,craft keg & world beers.

Spring Diesel Festival
17/5/18 - 19/5/18 : Severn Valley Railway
A stunning mix of heritage and mainline diesels working at the biggest diesel event in the country! Our Spring Diesel Festival brings three days of visiting heritage and modern diesel locomotives, home-fleet action, evening running and one or two surprises. . .

Branch Line Gala
18/5/18 - 20/5/18 : Bluebell Railway

Cwrw ar y Cledrau / Rail Ale
18/5/18 - 20/5/18 : Ffestiniog Railway
This year's Festival, will comprise the usual eclectic mix of a fine selection of real ales and ciders, combined with a variety of music, fine food and of course steam hauled trains.

Home Front Weekend
19/5/18 - 20/5/18 : Amberley Museum

Multiple Memories Railcar Gala
19/5/18 - 20/5/18 : Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Travel back to yesteryear at our Railcar Gala and celebrate the unsung heroes of British Railways. We have one of the largest collections of heritage Diesel Railcars and the event will feature an intensive timetable.

War Wheels 2018
19/5/18 - 20/5/18 : Foxfield Railway
Packed with vehicles and re-enactors both Allied and Axis, from a humble pedal cycle to lorries, half tracks and even tanks, War Wheels is back bigger and better than ever. A special highlight this year will be the presence of a genuine RAF Spitfire, with its mighty Merlin engine being fired up throughout the weekend. Get into the 1940s spirit with steam trains, stalls, memorabilia, period re-enactors and our ever popular cafe and bar.

Spring Steam and Real Ale Weekend
19/5/18 - 20/5/18 : Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Steam in Miniature
19/5/18 - 20/5/18 : Hollycombe Steam Collection
Members and friends of the West Surrey Model Traction Engine Club join Hollycombe with around 35 miniature traction engines, from 2 inch to 6 inch scale, all in steam. Come along as there will be plenty to see and enjoy in addition to the normal attractions at Hollycombe. The little engines are great for children to see and understand how they work.

1940's Weekend
19/5/18 - 20/5/18 : Kent & East Sussex Railway
For all things 1940s - Live music, Dancing, Vehicles, Fassion and so much more! We're turning back the clock to the 1940s for a not-to-be missed weekend of pure nostalgia! So much to see and enjoy along the line the whole weekend.

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