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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St. Patrick's Day 'Shamrock Specials'
17/3/17 - : Downpatrick & County Down Railway
Park your car at Inch Abbey station and take a train trip straight into the town's street carnival and join in the commemorations of the Patron Saint of Ireland. Heritage steam and diesel trains operate throughout the afternoon.

Spring Steam Gala
17/3/17 - 19/3/17 : Severn Valley Railway
Opening our 2017 season, a great line-up of visiting locomotives supported by members of the Severn Valley Railway home fleet. A tantalising festival of locomotives large and small!

Industrial Gala
18/3/17 - 19/3/17 : Chasewater Light Railway
Guest engine 'Rosyth No 1'. Intensive passenger service. Brake van shuttles. Freight/Coal demo trains.

Diesel Locomotive Weekend
18/3/17 - 19/3/17 : Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Our first diesel enthusiasts event of the season featuring visiting Class 14 D9537 'Eric'. Our intense timetable will be in operation on the Duffield line and you can sample the locomotives on the Ravenstor incline too!

Volunteer Recruitment Weekend
18/3/17 - 19/3/17 : Kirklees Light Railway
Do you want to try your hand at something new? Do you want to meet new people? Try your hand at volunteering and join the Friends of Kirklees Light Railway.

Spring Teddy Bears Weekend
18/3/17 - 19/3/17 : Midland Railway - Butterley
You will be greeted by the larger than life Butterley Bear and there will be special Teddy Bears displays around the railway, featuring about 200 bears of all shapes and sizes. There is a themed children's competition and as a special offer, any child brought in by their own Teddy Bear will be able to travel free of charge.

Spring Half Price Weekend
18/3/17 - 19/3/17 : South Devon Railway
Raise the curtain on the new season and enjoy travel at half price!

Kids For A Quid
18/3/17 - 19/3/17 : Swindon & Cricklade Railway

Great War Weekend
18/3/17 - 19/3/17 : Tanfield Railway
We commemorate the role that the railways of the North East played in the Great War. Demonstrations in association with Durham Pals.

Volunteers Day
19/3/17 - : Leighton Buzzard Railway
Come and find out what makes an award-winning railway tick. Meet today's volunteers, and see whether you of someone you know might like to join us. And we are offering rock-botton fares for one day only, to tempt you.

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