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.

For a full listing of events for any particular railway, please visit that railway's own website.

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Day Out With Thomas
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Boness & Kinneil Railway
Engines with friendly faces, children's entertainment, competitions, face painting, fairground attractions.

Steam in Miniature
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Bure Valley Railway
Come and celebrate the heritage of steam in a small scale. Alongside our home fleet of 15in locomotives we will have a selection of smaller scale models in action and on display. A special intensive timetable will be in operation throughout the weekend to allow visitors the opportunity to see as many different locomotives as possible hard at work.

Summer Gala
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Chasewater Light Railway

ShuntFest Diesel Weekend
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Cholsey & Wallingford Railway
In connection with the Didcot Railway Centre.

European Heritage Open Days
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Downpatrick & County Down Railway

1940s Weekend
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Embsay Steam Railway
Celebrating the Bull Dog spirit of the home front! The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway steps back to the difficult times of 1942-43 Wartime Britain. Various re-enactment societies attend the railway over both days. Watch out for the Home Guard, Soldiers and Airmen returning home on leave and, of course, the long suffering civilians. There will be displays at each station and military vehicles.

HopFest 2018
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Kent & East Sussex Railway
Come and enjoy a weekend of Hopping Fun at Bodiam Station. Take a walk through the Hop Gardens and try your hand at picking hops before taking a peek inside a recreated Hoppers Hut. Everyone can enjoy shows and fascinating displays of hopping equipment together with vintage and agricultural vehicles.

Gala Weekend
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Kirklees Light Railway

Lincolnshire Heritage Weekend
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
See behind the scenes when the trains aren't running at this special event to celebrate Lincolnshire's cultural history.

Heritage Open Days
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Middleton Railway
As our contribution to the nation-wide 'Heritage Open Days' event, we will be offering tours of this historic site, on the railway where the world's very first successful, load-hauling steam locomotive ran in the year of 1812.

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