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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Forties Weekend
15/9/18 - 16/9/18 : West Somerset Railway
Step back in time with The Living History Mobile Museum in partnership with the West Somerset Railway for a weekend of West Somerset in the 1940s.This event will center around the historic harbour town of Watchet, where the majority of the events and attractions take place. Washford and Minehead will also be holding various events and displays for visitors to explore.

Teddy Bears Picnic
16/9/18 - 17/9/18 : 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. - :

Beer Festival
20/9/18 - 23/9/18 : Great Central Railway
Great Central Railway's annual beer festival returns for its twelfth year and is better than ever! Take your taste buds on a sentimental journey at the award winning line's 4-day beer festival. This year SEVENTY guest beers & ciders, are on offer specially selected from different breweries.

Autumn Steam Gala
20/9/18 - 23/9/18 : Severn Valley Railway
Our flagship gala in 2018 is planned to be bigger and better than ever, with its famed all-night running, array of visiting locomotives and intensive timetable. A great event for all the family; come along and get up close to an array of exciting steam locomotives, and sample a fantastic selection of attractions up and down the line.

Diesel Gala
21/9/18 - 22/9/18 : Bodmin & Wenford Railway
This year our Diesel Gala runs over two days, for even more trains, over even more trips for even more thrash - so get it in your diary! The intensive timetable for the Gala will include plenty of mileage behind our locos, with exact engines running to be confirmed.

1940s Weekend
22/9/18 - 23/9/18 : Avon Valley Railway
Join us as we turn back the clock to the 1940s and remember the importance of the railways in the war effort.

Traction Engine Rally
22/9/18 - 23/9/18 : Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
A great day out with displays, parades and steam of all kinds.

Day out with Thomas
22/9/18 - 23/9/18 : Colne Valley Railway

Diesel & Doughnut
22/9/18 - 23/9/18 : Devon Railway Centre
Come and join us to see both diesel and steam engines in action. Many of our exhibits in use.

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