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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Victorian Engine Day
20/5/17 - : Bodmin & Wenford Railway
Ride behind Victorian locomotives from the National Railway Museum at York. They’re some of the oldest in the country and still steaming strong!

New Members Day
20/5/17 - : Crich Tramway Village
A special day for all new members and a chance to chat if you are thinking of becoming a Tramway Museum Society member.

Music at Marley Hill
20/5/17 - : Tanfield Railway
The fourth year of the popular Music at Marley Hill event in association with Museums at Night. Enjoy a whole host of fascinating local music in Marley Hill Carriage Shed at the World's Oldest Railway. Real Ale bar and refreshments available.

Home Front Event
20/5/17 - 21/5/17 : Amberley Museum
Discover warlime life, with a wonderful display of military vehicles and artifacts from WW2.

War Wheels
20/5/17 - 21/5/17 : Foxfield Railway

Spring Steam and Real Ale Weekend
20/5/17 - 21/5/17 : Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Once again you will not only be able enjoy a pint or two in the beautiful surrounds of Winchcombe station, but, in addition, beers will also be available at Toddington!

Steam in Miniature
20/5/17 - 21/5/17 : Hollycombe Steam Collection
Members and friends of the West Surrey Model Traction Engine Club join us for a weekend with around 35 miniature traction engines, from 2 inch to 6 inch scale, in steam at Hollycombe for the annual 'Steam in Miniature' weekend.

Behind the Scenes
20/5/17 - 21/5/17 : North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Join us for our first Family Weekend, where you you will be able to take a sneaky peek behind the scenes at the railway. This new event will showcase all the work that goes into keeping the wheels turning. See our steam crane in action at Grosmont, learn about the infrastructure and bridges at Goathland, and meet the archive team at Pickering to learn about the railway's past 50 years in action.

Diesel Gala
20/5/17 - 21/5/17 : The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway
Come and see the various locos we have at Leadhills, Cab rides will be available on the day, giving you the chance to see more of our heritage Locos in action.

Senior for a Fiver
21/5/17 - : Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
All visitors 60+ years travel for just £5. Sunday Cream Teas will also be available for the perfect treat.

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