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 of 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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Dereham Model Railway Exhibition
24/2/18 - : Mid-Norfolk Railway
In conjunction with the Mid-Norfolk Railway's first ordinary passenger service of 2018, we are running the 19th Dereham Model Railway Exhibition at the nearby Dereham Memorial Hall.

On the Waggon
25/2/18 - : Tanfield Railway
Take a space in a brake van and ride a freight train with the unique sights and sounds of waggons rumbling along with you. Normal passenger service train in operation as well.

Chappel Winter Beer Festival
2/3/18 - 3/3/18 : East Anglian Railway Museum
We'll have a variety of beers from small local breweries including some rarities not normally available in Essex. Soft drinks are also available as well as hot and cold food and great live music on both evenings.

Spring Steam Gala
2/3/18 - 4/3/18 : East Lancashire Railway
An intensive all steam timetable running throughout the whole weekend and featuring favourites from the East Lancashire Railway's own home fleet, and maybe a couple of surprise special guests.

Celebrate St. David's Day
3/3/18 - : Bala Lake Railway
Come and celebrate St David's Day (a couple of days after) with a free ride on the Bala Lake Railway to all residents of North Wales - just bring proof of address. And if you don't live in North Wales you can still travel at less than half price.

Volunteer Recruitment Weekend
3/3/18 - 4/4/18 : Kirklees Light Railway

50th anniversary
4/3/18 - : Leighton Buzzard Railway
50 years of passenger trains.

Spring Gala
9/3/18 - 11/3/18 : Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Join us for our big, noisy, three day festival of steam. Whether you're a railway enthusiast or just looking for something a bit different to do - you're sure to have a memorable day out with many locomotives in steam and operating at various times throughout the day.

Modrail 2018 at STEAM
10/3/18 - : STEAM: Museum of the GWR - Swindon
Don't miss the chance to enjoy all the intricate detail of these marvellous model railway dislays, presented by the Swindon Model Rail Club. You'll find the Modrail 2018 exhibition inside STEAM's Great Western Hall.

Spring Teddy Bears Weekend
10/3/18 - 11/3/18 : Midland Railway - Butterley
Seek out the special Teddy Bears' displays around the railway, with bears of all shapes and sizes. There is a themed children's competition and as a special offer, any child brought in by their own Teddy Bear will be able to travel free of charge.

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