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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90th Anniversary Steam & Diesel Gala
13/5/17 - 14/5/17 : Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
A celebration in our 90th year, of the very best the Railway can offer. Featuring the MOST UNUSUAL TIMETABLE TO DATE AND A 90-MILE CHALLENGE! No.5 engine Hercules, recently back from intermediate overhaul, will be the star of the show, with all other available locos and at least one visiting engine adding to the spectacle.

Commercial Vehicles
14/5/17 - : Amberley Museum

1940s Day
14/5/17 - : Bressingham Steam & Gardens
Bressingham will be taking a step back in time to the days of the Home Guard. Supported by the Dad's Army Appreciation Society who will be arranging for cast members from Croft & Perry Sitcoms to make guest apperances during the day.

Heritage Goods Day
14/5/17 - : Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Head back to the past to discover how the railways provided all our daily transport, taking food from the farm to the factory to the shops, and distributing goods and products from the ports to the towns, or our heritage works train may be in operation.

VCC Club
14/5/17 - : Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
Pre 1918 cars. Plus visiting Loco 'Wissington'.

CSMA Car Rally
14/5/17 - : South Devon Railway
A nostalgic display of road vehicles of all ages to bring back motoring memories, brought along by members of Boundless CSMA.

Rail Ale 2017
18/5/17 - 20/5/17 : Barrow Hill Railway Centre
Over 300 real ales, ciders, perrys, craft and world beers.

Spring Diesel Festival
18/5/17 - 20/5/17 : Severn Valley Railway
Three days of visiting heritage and modern diesel locomotives, home-fleet action, evening running and one or two surprises!

Haworth 1940s Weekend
19/5/17 - 21/5/17 : Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Do not miss the Haworth 1940s Weekend, as Haworth village goes back in time when thousands of visitors, mostly in costume, swell the streets of the village and take the whole atmosphere back to the 1940's. Why not let the train take the strain as you travel to Haworth 1940s event in style . . . travelling as you would have in the war years.

Cwrw ar y Cledrau / Rail Ale
19/5/17 - 21/5/17 : Welsh Highland Railway
The Welsh Highland Railway Society's Real Ale Festival will be the thirteenth of this now highly successful happening in the Railway's calendar of events, will comprise the usual eclectic mix of a fine selection of real ales and ciders, combined with a variety of music, fine food and of course steam hauled trains.

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