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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Diesel Gala and Beer Festival 2017
5/5/17 - 7/5/17 : Swanage Railway

Maid Marian 50 years in preservation celebration
6/5/17 - : Bala Lake Railway
It was 50 years ago to this date that Maid Marian was rescued from Dinorwic quarry for preservation by the Maid Marian Locomotive Fund. To celebrate this event Maid Marian will be running in her original cabless (Dinorwic Quarry) form during 2017 with her original bunkers and replacement dumb buffers.

Vintage Transport Weekend
6/5/17 - 7/5/17 : Battlefield Line Railway

Alice in Wonderland
6/5/17 - 7/5/17 : East Lancashire Railway
Curiouser and curiouser, set off down the rabbit hole and enter a world of surreal surprises and perplexing possibilities as Wonderland takes over Bury Transport Museum. Allow the award-winning After Dark team to guide you through this interactive family adventure, you certainly won't want to be late for this very important date.

Peppa Pig & George Visit
6/5/17 - 7/5/17 : Severn Valley Railway
Come along to meet Peppa Pig & George who will appear at regular intervals throughout the day at The Engine House, our Visitor Centre at Highley.

Diesel Day
7/5/17 - : Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Come and see our fleet of Heritage diesels at work.

Peppa Pig
7/5/17 - : Colne Valley Railway
Peppa Pig will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day.

Bluebell Specials
8/5/17 - 10/5/17 : Bluebell Railway

Big Diesel Thrash
11/5/17 - 13/5/17 : Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
We've listened to the many enthusiasts who said they would travel with us if we put on a 3-Day Big Diesel 'Thrash!'' We have agreements with the respective owners to hire in 5 Big Heritage Diesels. And, of course, our unique resident Class 17 Clayton will be thrashing along with the others (and full power on its two engines too!).

English Electric Day
13/5/17 - : Bodmin & Wenford Railway

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