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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IoW Festival of Transport
21/5/17 - : Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Admire the workmanship, enjoy the memories and expect to be surprised! Featuring an array of railway and road vehicles of all shapes and sizes, if you love cars and heritage transport this event is for you!

Thomas Big Adventure
21/5/17 - : Nene Valley Railway
Come and join Thomas on his Big Adventure, as he takes the main line to Peterborough with his special train. Collecting water at Peterborough, and passing through the haunted tunnel.

Mixed Traction Day
21/5/17 - : Severn Valley Railway
Following on from our highly popular Spring Diesel Festival, a selection of the visiting diesel locomotives will be operating alongside our normal steam and diesel services.

Teddy Bears Outing
21/5/17 - : West Lancashire Light Railway
Bring a bear - travel half-fare! There's bound to be lots of surprises down in the woods today!

Model Railway Weekend
24/5/17 - 25/5/17 : Bluebell Railway

Ticket To Ride
26/5/17 - 29/5/17 : South Devon Railway
Get your ticket and take a ride back to the 1960s. A Magical Mystery Tour of groovy music, psychedelic fashion, mods & rockers and a radical real ale festival that will give you the Hippy Hippy Shakes!

Victorian Engine Day
27/5/17 - : Bodmin & Wenford Railway
Ride behind Victorian locomotives from the National Railway Museum at York. Theyre some of the oldest in the country and still steaming strong!

Bala Model Railway Show & Bala Lake Festival of Transport
27/5/17 - 28/5/17 : Bala Lake Railway
Two great family shows on one weekend at either end of the railway, and the best way to get from one to the other is by train, plus a connecting bus service. Park your car once, visit both shows and travel by steam train and vintage bus, for a great family day out.

Lego Weekend
27/5/17 - 28/5/17 : Bluebell Railway

Everything Goes
27/5/17 - 29/5/17 : Bure Valley Railway
All available locomotives, coaches and rolling stock will be in action this weekend with a special intensive timetable in operation. Fares allow unlimited travel on day of issue to enable visitors to travel behind as many engines as possible.

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