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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Spring Diesel Gala
22/4/17 - 23/4/17 : Epping Ongar Railway
The first of two diesel galas for 2017. Last year saw Royal Highland Fusilier 55019 grace our rails, this year we hope to delight in equal measures.

New Volunteers weekend
22/4/17 - 23/4/17 : Ffestiniog Railway
Would you like to join our family? A chance to look around the railways at some of the many interesting jobs done by volunteers.

Wartime in the Cotswolds
22/4/17 - 23/4/17 : Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
This year the Event has a Battle of Britain Theme. So transport yourself back to September 1940 and imagine you are waiting for a train at a small station on the Great Western Railway. Children are being evacuated to the coast, soldiers are going back to barracks, and aircrew are heading off to airfields in the South and West. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the weekend in British 1940's period dress, either military or civilian.

April Road Transport Event
23/4/17 - : Great Central Railway Nottingham
A springtime road transport collection event in conjunction with the Nottingham Area Bus Society on our site at Ruddington. Trucks, buses and cars from yesteryear are displayed, and trade stands offer the chance to purchase models and artefacts for your own collections.

Bus & Coach Day
23/4/17 - : Mid-Norfolk Railway
Buses and coaches from the 1930s to the modern day on display and in service. Free bus services will be operating to the Mid-Norfolk Railway's County School and Yaxham stations and Dereham Town Centre. The vehicle display takes place at Dereham Railway Station.

St Georges Day Special
23/4/17 - : Northampton & Lamport Railway
In order to commemorate St. George's Day this year, NLR are putting on special services running throughout the day. The frivolities for the day include a special performance from the Braybrooke Morris Dancers!

Lord Armstrong's Family Fun Day
23/4/17 - : Tanfield Railway

Bluebell Specials
24/4/17 - 28/4/17 : Bluebell Railway

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
27/4/17 - 30/4/17 : Keith & Dufftown Railway
The railway will run scheduled services on Thursday 27th April and Friday 28th April in addition to our normal Saturday and Sunday services. Free whisky sampling and shortbread will be available on the trains. Other special events in conjunction with the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival will also run.

Spring Steam Gala
27/4/17 - 30/4/17 : West Somerset Railway
Join the West Somerset Railway to enjoy Somerset Steam in Springtime, where we enjoy visits from an array of locomotives from far and wide.

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