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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Teddy Bears Picnic
17/9/17 - : Avon Valley Railway
FREE train travel for children who bring their Teddy Bear! Enjoy a family teddy bear trail, craft activities onboard the train, face-painting and Punch & Judy shows.

Vintage Transport Gathering
17/9/17 - : East Lancashire Railway
If you appreciate the graceful and glamorous vehicles of a more civilised age then you will certainly not want to miss this exhibition of oldies and goodies taking place at Bury Transport Museum.

Oxfordshire Ironstone Company Remembered Gala
17/9/17 - : Rocks by Rail (Rutland Railway Museum)

China Clay Gala
22/9/17 - 24/9/17 : Bodmin & Wenford Railway
Visit BWR over this special weekend to celebrate Cornish railway history. You'll find two historic locomotives from the National Railway Museum, 30120 and 30587, in use. We're also expecting to have Judy, the Port of Par shunter famed for her adaptation in the 'Thomas' stories, 4247, 4612, 6435 and a selection of diesel engines in use.

Diesel Day
23/9/17 - : Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
All passenger trains hauled by our vintage diesels, and our collection of military and industrial diesels out for demonstrations, plus a possible visiting engine. Shock/horror: NO steam locomotives on this day!

End of Season Gala
23/9/17 - 24/9/17 : Aln Valley Railway
As it says on the tin. It's the end of season so we'll be trying to have everything that we have capable of running, running. Lionheart Station site open with rides behind a steam locomotive.

1940s Weekend
23/9/17 - 24/9/17 : Avon Valley Railway
Turn back the clock as we remember the importance of the railways in the War effort.

Everything Goes!
23/9/17 - 24/9/17 : Devon Railway Centre
Come and join us to see both diesel and steam engines in action. Many of our exhibits in use.

Anything Goes Weekend
23/9/17 - 24/9/17 : Didcot Railway Centre

Autumn Diesel Gala
23/9/17 - 24/9/17 : East Lancashire Railway
The last big diesel event of the year and we are going out in style! Power into winter with an all diesel timetable running all weekend and featuring East Lancashire Railway home fleet locomotives as well as special guest engines from other heritage railways.

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