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.
Welcoming Whillan Beck
5/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
A new addition to the Railway family courtesy of the R&ER Preservation Society. Various activities over this weekend including an inaugural return trip. Built in 1929 by Krauss of Munich for the Ibero-American Exposition, Seville, our 'Train From Spain' had not steamed since 1932! Bought and restored by R&ER Preservation Society, Whillan Beck will now be part of running services during the 2018 season.
Bank Holiday Friendly Engines
5/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Ribble Steam Railway
5/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Rushden Transport Museum
Our Annual Cavalcade of Transport will include a wide range of displays. Amongst them will be a range of Vintage Vehicles, Military Displays and a Model Exhibition. Also, favourites like the Arena Displays, Vintage Fairground Rides, Arts & Crafts Marquee, & the Real Ale Bar will be open.
Day Out With Thomas
5/5/18 - 7/5/18 : South Devon Railway
Bank Holiday Steam Weekend
5/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Spa Valley Railway
Taking to the stage for three days of the first May Bank Holiday will be all of our operational steam locomotives, a variety of passenger and freight trains will operate over the three days.
Teddy Bears Outing
5/5/18 - 5/7/18 : Moseley Railway Trust
Family Day - Dress as a Superhero
6/5/18 - : East Somerset Railway
Kids (and adults too if you want to), it is time to put on your cape, mask, cowl, or spandex and celebrate the characters that inspire us all to be better than we can ever imagine (and of course get to use those awesome superpowers!) If kids come dressed up as their favourite superhero they get a FREE ice-cream!
Steam Gala and Model Railway Exhibition
6/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
With up to 5 locos in steam Also, model railway layouts will be set up inside our visitor centre, ride the miniature railway, visit the trade stands and enjoy brake van rides, vintage carriages, freight trains, '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.
Bank Holiday Trains
6/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Cholsey & Wallingford Railway
Beer and Bands at Crich
6/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Crich Tramway Village
This three day event offers a combination of music, local cask ales, cider, wine and gin and the vintage tram experience.