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 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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Teddy Bears Picnic
26/5/18 - 27/5/18 : Plym Valley Railway
If you come down to the woods today. . . Bring your bear and have a picnic!

Northumberland Weekend
26/5/18 - 28/5/18 : Aln Valley Railway
Lionheart Station site open with coach rides behind Richboro steam locomotive. Buffet Stop Cafe, museum, shop, model railway and rolling stock shed open.
MUSIC FESTIVAL on Sunday only. Singing and dancing in the locoshed with local acts performing on stage..

Everything Goes
26/5/18 - 28/5/18 : Bure Valley Railway
All available Bure Valley Railway Locos, coaches and rolling stock will be available to travel on. Unlimited Travel Any train, any time - Everything Goes fares allow unlimited travel on day of issue so you can ride behind as many locos as possible!

Anniversary Gala
26/5/18 - 28/5/18 : Chasewater Light Railway

Railway Rummage
26/5/18 - 28/5/18 : Devon Railway Centre
Join Max Trax our railway mad monkey to investigate the railway rummage and solve the clues!

Rails on the Western Front
26/5/18 - 28/5/18 : Didcot Railway Centre
Commemorating the role of railways in the First World War, in conjunction with the Great War Society

Cotswold Festival of Steam Gala
26/5/18 - 28/5/18 : Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Welsh Craft Fair
26/5/18 - 28/5/18 : Gwili Railway
We cordially invite you to our new event the Gwili Welsh Arts & Crafts Festival. On the bank holiday Monday we will be featuring the best arts and crafts suppliers from Wales. Plus a FREE Gwili gift bag for every visitor to carry their produce home.

Hollycombe Steam Festival
26/5/18 - 28/5/18 : Hollycombe Steam Collection
Come along and see visiting traction engines, steam rollers and other steam-powered items, as well as other exhibits. In addition to the regular steam railways and fairground rides, this will be a great way to spend a Bank Holiday Weekend!

The Three Ivatts
26/5/18 - 28/5/18 : Isle of Wight Steam Railway
We see our own three Ivatt locomotives in steam together on the Isle of Wight for the first time. 41298, newly restored 41313 and 46447, the first tender locomotive to run on the Isle of Wight. Together with Hunslet 'Austerity' Juno, the three Ivatt locomotives were kindly donated to the IWSR by the Ivatt Locomotive Trust and this is the chance to celebrate the most generous gift of these fine locomotives.

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