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.

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.

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South Devon 1940s Festival
6/7/18 - 8/7/18 : South Devon Railway
Event organised with the Devon Military Vehicle Trust.

1940s Weekend
7/7/18 - 8/7/18 : Aln Valley Railway
Lionheart Station site open with coach rides behind Richboro steam locomotive. Buffet Stop Cafe, museum, shop, model railway and rolling stock shed open.

Teddy Bear Weekend
7/7/18 - 8/7/18 : Devon Railway Centre
Bring your teddy to meet Brunel Bear and become a Teddy Dectective for the day.

The 1940s Experience
7/7/18 - 8/7/18 : Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Extraordinary Times. Extraordinary People! Inspired music and dance. Silk stockings and military machines. Men in uniforms and spivs doing deals - pure nostalgia! Experience 1940s train travel and relive the hustle and bustle of a country railway station where wartime activities collide with every day rural life. Get up close and personal to an array of civilian and military vehicles.

Step Back to the 1940s
7/7/18 - 8/7/18 : Severn Valley Railway
We turn the clocks back to the 1940s with this light-hearted journey back to wartime Britain. With a fantastic selection of daytime attractions up and down the line, get dressed up and join in with the celebrations with costumed re-enactors on our stations and in our trains helping to tell the wartime story! The return of the Battle, Big Band Show and a whole host of other much-loved attractions will keep you entertained.

Steam & Beer
7/7/18 - 8/7/18 : Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway
A wide selection of real ales and ciders from across the UK will be available - while stocks last. Live music on Saturday and family fun on Sunday.

Steam Gathering
7/7/18 - 8/7/18 : Stainmore Railway Company

Hythe Festival
7/7/18 - 15/7/18 : Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

Meet Bing & Flop
8/7/18 - : Colne Valley Railway
Bing and Flop will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day.

The 'Leylands at Crich' Gathering
8/7/18 - : Crich Tramway Village
Celebrating 20 years of the Leyland Society, come along and see a range of Leyland vehicles as well as enjoying vintage tram rides throughout the day.

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