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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Push/Pull Sunday with 73140 & 1497
19/8/18 - : Spa Valley Railway
Our Class 73/1 73140 and 3CIG 1497 will be operating all day to a special timetable in Push/Pull mode, this means that the 73 will be coupled to one end of 1497 and then be driven from the opposite end! So in one direction the loco will pull the train and in the other it will push, all controlled by one driver!

Museum Explorer Day
22/8/18 - : Amberley Museum

Teddy Express
22/8/18 - 23/8/18 : Nene Valley Railway
Travel on the Steam hauled 'Teddy Express'. All Children that are accompanied by a Teddy Bear travel for half price (aged 10 and under), accompanied by a full fare paying adult.

Princess Academy
23/8/18 - : East Lancashire Railway
Once upon a time the magical gems of Storybook Land were stolen by a marauding gang of maleficent malcontents, and it is up to you and your favourite fairy-tale characters to join the quest to get them back and rescue everyone's happily ever afters, learning all of the prized princess skills and noble knightly know-how you need!

Peter Sam's Party!
23/8/18 - : Talyllyn Railway
Come and join Peter Sam and his friends for some fun and activities! Peter Sam's special train will leave Tywyn Wharf station for Abergynolwyn at 9.45am. Take part in a family 'Spot Peter Sam' competition up and down the line as well as various activities based at both Tywyn and Abergynolwyn stations.

Island Steam Show
24/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Isle of Wight Steam Railway
An action-packed event and great family day out! There are bundles of fun in the main arena with The Sheep Show and Joseph Peace and his Red Hot Fire Show. Watch the silly traction engines games, be awe-inspired by Haven Falconry's birds of prey and enjoy a variety of displays and attractions to keep the whole family entertained throughout the day!

Ales by Rails - Beer festival & steam weekend
24/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Mid-Norfolk Railway

Bank Holiday Rails & Ales
24/8/18 - 27/8/18 : South Devon Railway

Late Night Steam
25/8/18 - : Talyllyn Railway
Starting at 10.30am, Steam Trains will run through Southern Snowdonia throughout the Day and into the Evening. 14 departures from Tywyn Wharf Station! Enjoy the BBQ and Music at Abergynolwyn station. Quarrymans Caban at Abergynolwyn will be open serving Hot and Cold drinks including Bottled Ales, Wines and Ciders.

Day Out With Thomas
25/8/18 - 26/8/18 : Caledonian Railway
Enjoy a Family Day Out With Thomas on the Caledonian Railway.

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