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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May Bank Holiday Fun Days
30/4/17 - 1/5/17 : East Anglian Railway Museum
Join us over the May bank holiday for diesel train rides, bouncy castle, Scalextric layouts, live music and a treasure hunt. There’s plenty of room for the kids to explore, operate our signal box and follow the trail of Milo Mouse.

Edward the Bear Specials
30/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Great Central Railway Nottingham
2 days of mixed heritage steam & diesel running along with a chance to meet GCRN's very own Edward the Bear on all services. He will be giving all children on the train a sweet treat. We will also running vehicles from our heritage bus collection providing a circular link from Ruddington to Rushcliffe halt on the Sunday and also on other local routes if possible.

Anything Goes
30/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Leighton Buzzard Railway
If it can move, it very probably will move.

Family Fun Day
30/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
Plus visiting Loco 'Wissington'.

Middy in the War Years
30/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
Come and see displays, memorabilia, weapons and vehicles from the time of the Second World War. Reenactors will add to the atmosphere of a country railway station during the war at a time when lines like the 'Middy' were vital for serving nearby airfields and helping the public go about their everyday life as normally as they could.

Mixed Traction Weekend
30/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Something for everyone with a mix of diesel and steam over the weekend.

Jack the Station Cat and Edward Bear Weekend
30/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway
During this event passengers will be able to meet Jack the Station Cat and win a prize by completing the mouse hunt.
Edward Bear also stars in a series of children's books, this time set on our Railway - you will also be able to meet him and his author.

May Day Trains
1/5/17 - : Downpatrick & County Down Railway
If you're at a loose end on a Bank Holiday Monday, then a visit to our heritage railway is the prefect way to pass the afternoon.

May Bank Holiday Quarry Railway Day
1/5/17 - : Rocks by Rail (Rutland Railway Museum)

Bluebell Specials
2/5/17 - 5/5/17 : Bluebell Railway

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