Heritage Railways hold over 1000 special events every year. Events for all the railways for the next few months are listed here.
PLEASE NOTE: Events for 2018 will be added over the next few months (It takes a long while to complete as some railways do not list their events until well into the new year).
For a full listing of events for any particular railway, please visit that railway's own website.
Spring Diesel Gala
28/4/18 - 29/4/18 : Epping Ongar Railway
Featuring: the return to traffic of class 47, 47635 'Jimmy Milne' fresh from roof repairs, our homefleet of 31438, 37029, 03170 and 03119, long term visitor 20001 and possible guest locomotives.
Wartime in the Cotswolds
28/4/18 - 29/4/18 : Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Transport yourself back to Sept 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.
Paw Patrol Visit
28/4/18 - 29/4/18 : Severn Valley Railway
Come along to see Paw Patrol's Chase & Skye, who will appear at regular intervals throughout the day at The Engine House, our Visitor Centre at Highley. Magic Shows will also be taking place throughout the day with A Box of Tricks.
29/4/18 - 2/4/18 : Helston Railway
Easter Eggspress 2018
30/4/18 - 2/4/18 : Kirklees Light Railway
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
3/5/18 - 6/5/18 : Keith & Dufftown Railway
The railway participates in the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. 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.
5/5/18 - 1/5/18 : Elsecar Heritage Railway
The Elsecar Heritage Railway Beer Festival, in conjunction with Barnsley CAMRA
PJ Masks Owlette and Gekko visit
5/5/18 - 6/5/18 : Epping Ongar Railway
The first of our Character events for children, sees Owlette and Gekko pay us a visit for the first time. The super heroes will be making personal appearances at intervals on each day.
Steam Gala 'Branch End 50'
5/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Aln Valley Railway
Celebrating 50 years since the closure of the Alnmouth-Alnwick branch line to passenger services. Lionheart Station site open with coach rides behind Richboro steam locomotive. Buffet Stop Cafe, museum, shop, model railway and rolling stock shed open.
Heritage Steam Gala
5/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Bressingham Steam & Gardens
A celebration of steam at Bressingham Steam Museum.