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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Day Out With Thomas
29/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Dean Forest Railway

50 Years at Didcot Gala
29/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Didcot Railway Centre
Celebrating our 50 years at Didcot Railway Centre. Gala Days feature visiting engines or other activities, signalling demonstrations and our popular Black Python Real Ale Bar.

Day Out with Thomas
29/4/17 - 1/5/17 : East Lancashire Railway
This fun filled day out for all the family includes: Rides on Thomas, Meeting The Fat Controller, Percy, Mavis, Bulgy and Diesel, Unlimited Travel on Steam and Diesel trains, Live Scenarios, including the Troublesome Trucks up to no good.

Vintage Train
29/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Midland Railway - Butterley
Step back in time and experience travel as it would have been over 100 years ago as the restored vintage carriages are brought out of the museum to operate train services for visitors. In 2017 a newly restored carriage will take to the tracks for the first time, after 15 years of hard work! Volunteers will be on the trains in period costume to add to the atmosphere and answer your questions. Visitors in Victorian costume travel at half price.

Day Out with Thomas
29/4/17 - 1/5/17 : North Norfolk Railway
That well known cheeky engine will be paying a visit to the North Norfolk Railway once again in 2017! Why don't you come and join Thomas and other really useful engines for a day of family fun at our friendly railway?

Friendly Engines Weekend
29/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Ribble Steam Railway

Day Out With Thomas
29/4/17 - 1/5/17 : South Devon Railway
There's loads of fun as Thomas, his friends and The Fat Controller are back to welcome children of all ages at this great value event!

Kids For A Quid
29/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Swindon & Cricklade Railway

Spring Fling
29/4/17 - 1/5/17 : The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway
Fling off the winter blues and get out into the Hills for our Spring Fling. Locos will be turned out of the sheds, after a spring clean.

Steam Gala and Model Railway Exhibition
30/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
With up to six locomotives in steam - including a visiting loco; brake van rides, 'Driver for a Tenner', and much more, there will be plenty to sample in the atmosphere of the steam age, with rides behind steam locomotives (including some vintage coaches), and the continuous movement of engines and rolling stock.

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