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.
Swindon Railway Festival 2018
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : STEAM: Museum of the GWR - Swindon
See some of the finest model railways in the UK! These spectacular model railway layouts are displayed longside STEAM's permanent exhibits and locomotives so you can experience intricate model railway scenes alongside the real thing!
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Senior Specials 60+ Years
9/9/18 - : Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
All Seniors 60+ travel for only £5.00 on 1 July for unlimited journeys on the day shown on your ticket! So sit back, relax and watch the steam lazily curl past your window - your train follows the escarpment of the Chiltern Hills with lovely views gradually opening out to Whiteleaf Cross in the distance, and you may see Red Kites, perhaps local deer, and other wildlife too.
9/9/18 - : Colne Valley Railway
Peppa Pig is back again this year. She will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day.
Vintage Vehicle Gathering
9/9/18 - : East Lancashire Railway
Start your engines, this popular classic car exhibition returns to the East Lancashire Railway! The exhibition will feature a healthy collection of classic cars, all dating from before 1990.
Classic Vehicle Day
9/9/18 - : Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Quorn Swap Meet
9/9/18 - : Great Central Railway
If you are interested in items of railway memorabilia (railwayana) - whether locomotive nameplates, lamps, signalling equipment, silverware, enamel signs, buttons, badges, books, photographs or postcards etc visit Great Central Railway's famous Swap Meet at Quorn & Woodhouse station. It's one of the longest standing events of its kind in the country!
Heritage Open Days
13/9/18 - 16/9/18 : Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Part of the UK-wide Heritage Open Days initiative. There's plenty to see and do around the Railway, including a chance to explore our Train Story Discovery Centre and learn the story of our Victorian and Edwardian railway vehicles, and their lasting impact on all our lives!
Plus, on Sat 15 & Sun 16th Sept there are guided tours of the restoration workshops.
Rail Ale and Blues Festival
14/9/18 - 16/9/18 : Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway
The Rail Ale and Blues Festival returns to Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway for its fourth year! This event will be host to sensational live music, a large variety of real ales and of course steam trains. With over 50 real ales, 30-40 ciders and additional brews, there will be something for all tastes!
14/9/18 - 16/9/18 : Ffestiniog Railway
Celebrating the 21st anniversary of the commencement of services between Caernarfon and Dinas beginning the rebirth of the Welsh Highland Railway. Plenty of activity including extra trains and an exciting display of models of beautifully engineered articulated locomotives.