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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Princes Risborough Platform 4 Opens
15/8/18 - : Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
The 100% volunteer operated C&PRR is delighted to officially announce that following the latest project review of track and platform restoration progress at Princes Risborough, the new main line interchange facility will open on the afternoon of Wednesday 15 August.

The Wizard Express
15/8/18 - : Severn Valley Railway
Leave the humdrum world behind as you fly on board our Wizard Express leaving from Platform 9½, and travel along the enchanted Severn Valley to attend mystical lessons of wizardry at The Engine House. From magical characters to spellbinding activities, the fun and amazement is non-stop!

An Evening of Steam & Song
15/8/18 - : Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
An evening steam train ride followed by a performance by the Ardudwy Welsh male voice choir. Refreshments available.

Wizard Academy
16/8/18 - : East Lancashire Railway
It's the first day of term at the Wizard Academy, and a sect of sinister sorcerers have made off with one of the school's most important magical artefacts. Join an enchanting cast of characters on a quest to get it back, and learn all of the skills to be an award-winning witch or wizard along the way!

Fire Engine Rally, including PAW Patrol's Marshall
18/8/18 - 19/8/18 : Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
The perfect event for anyone - young or old - who loves a fire engine! Come and see a variety of Fire Engines at our rally - we hope to have up to 50 historic fire engines here for the weekend this year.
Plus, we have some exciting news! We've just heard that Marshall from PAW Patrol will be coming to make special guest appearances throughout the day! Plenty of photo opportunities!

Model Tram and Railway Exhibition
18/8/18 - 19/8/18 : Crich Tramway Village
Come along and see the amazing Model Tram and Train Exhibition. In addition to smaller model trams and trains, a limited number of R. Whetstone models be running on a section of track on display in the Great Exhibition Hall and will show a range of tramcars not represented in the full scale tramcar collection.

Sci-Fi on the Sidings
18/8/18 - 19/8/18 : East Lancashire Railway
Push back the final frontier and boldly go where no steam railway has gone before at the third Sci-Fi on the Sidings event! Celebrate your science fiction faves on this themed family day out.

Mining Heritage Weekend
18/8/18 - 19/8/18 : Tanfield Railway
NEW for 2018! Celebrate our mining heritage at Tanfield this weekend, with a selection of mining displays, artefacts, banners and music. Our passenger train and demonstration coal train will be in operation.

Petrol Locos Day
19/8/18 - : Amberley Museum

Leeds Classic Bus Runday
19/8/18 - : Middleton Railway
Rides on vintage Leeds buses. We will be participating in this event, which will see vintage Leeds City Transport buses (and others) running on a route through the city that links up local museums.

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