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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Welshpool Transport Festival
23/6/18 - 24/6/18 : Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
A new and exciting festival for Welshpool encompassing all types of transport. The W&LLR will be running extra trains with frequent departures from Welshpool.

Quorn Swap Meet
24/6/18 - : Great Central Railway
If you are interested in items of railway memorabilia (railwayana) - whether locomotive nameplates, lamps, signalling equipment, silverware, enamel signs, buttons, badges, books, photographs or postcards etc visit Great Central Railway's famous Swap Meet at Quorn & Woodhouse station. It's one of the longest standing events of its kind in the country!

Craft Fair
24/6/18 - : Kirklees Light Railway

Vintage Vehicles Rally
24/6/18 - : Leighton Buzzard Railway
See around 100 vintage and classic cars, buses, commercial, military and other service vehicles. In addition, there will be lots of stalls - it's a great place to pick up books, memorabilia and more.

Special Engine Month
24/6/18 - : Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
We will be hosting 'Illingworth' Hudswell Clarke no 1208 built for the Nidd Valley Light Railway in 1916. With a genuine light railway pedigree and very close in appearance to our own 1604, 1208 is doubly welcome as this year's visitor to the Middy. Illingworth will be sharing duties with one our resident locos on 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th and 24th June.

Strawberries and Steam
24/6/18 - : West Lancashire Light Railway
Fun for all the family! Strawberries and cream, two engines in steam, plus Strawberry Shy, fairground ride and more! Meet our very own Strawberry Maid!

50th Anniversary Gala
24/6/18 - 1/7/18 : Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
A week long celebration showcasing all that we've done as a Railway over the last 50 years, from humble beginnings with smaller engines, to bigger locos and even diesels. The event will see the return of a 'Diesel Gala' style day, along with Vintage Trains, Little Engines and some iconic visiting locomotives - all with a connection to the KWVR in some way. Finishing with a 'mixed traffic' style event.

Classic Transport Weekend
30/6/18 - : Llangollen Railway
This weekend event incorporates a nostalgic travel back in time to the classic transport of the day. With an intensive Timetable of Steam, Diesel and Heritage Railcars and a classic bus service running between Glyndyfrdwy and Corwen (10am to 5pm), along with a vintage vehicle display at Glyndyfrdwy.

Vintage Bus Rally
30/6/18 - : North Norfolk Railway

Teddy Bears Picnic
30/6/18 - 1/7/18 : Avon Valley Railway
FREE train travel for children who bring their Teddy Bear! Come and join us for this special day with lots of activities for children. Enjoy a family teddy bear trail around the station. Take part in craft activities onboard our trains.

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