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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Everything Goes!
23/9/17 - 24/9/17 : Devon Railway Centre
Come and join us to see both diesel and steam engines in action. Many of our exhibits in use.

Anything Goes Weekend
23/9/17 - 24/9/17 : Didcot Railway Centre

Autumn Diesel Gala
23/9/17 - 24/9/17 : East Lancashire Railway
The last big diesel event of the year and we are going out in style! Power into winter with an all diesel timetable running all weekend and featuring East Lancashire Railway home fleet locomotives as well as special guest engines from other heritage railways.

Garden Railway Show
23/9/17 - 24/9/17 : Elsecar Heritage Railway
One of the larger shows in the garden railway show calendar, visitors can expect to see at least five large layouts and over 25 suppliers of garden railway equipment.

Autumn Diesel Gala
23/9/17 - 24/9/17 : Epping Ongar Railway

Autumn Gala
23/9/17 - 24/9/17 : Foxfield Railway
Always an extremely popular event, as people watch with amazement to see our little steam engines working hard on the heavily graded railway. This year will, once again, feature a number of road steam vehicles that will be on display at Caverswall Road and also travelling to Foxfield Colliery throughout the day. The Dubs crane tank will also be giving lifting demonstrations at set times during the day.

Day Out With Thomas
23/9/17 - 24/9/17 : Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Ride not only with Thomas but also behind other steam and diesel engines, including Daisy, on the frequent trains between Cheltenham Race Course, Winchcombe and Toddington. Of course the Fat Controller will once again be over seeing proceedings and trying to make sure that Thomas doesn't get into any mischief!

Day Out With Thomas
23/9/17 - 24/9/17 : Kent & East Sussex Railway
Experience a 50 minute return steam train journey behind one of Thomas' friends. Shake hands with The Fat Controller. Meet Rusty & Dusty, Sir Topham's mischievous comedy sidekicks. Unlimited rides behind Thomas in his carriages at Tenterden.

Diesel Weekend
23/9/17 - 24/9/17 : Llangollen Railway
All available diesel locos will be out over this BRAND NEW Diesel Weekend. Class 26 D5310 (subject to repairs), Class 37 6940 and Class 47 1566, which is due to return to traffic after a 5 year overhaul. There will also be a Heritage Railcar in service.

Autumn Teddy Bears Weekend
23/9/17 - 24/9/17 : 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.

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