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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Transport Festival
25/8/18 - 26/8/18 : Plym Valley Railway
Trains, buses and classic cars join Forces! Free bus to/from The Hoe.

Bank Holiday Steam Weekend
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : 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.

Grandparents Weekend
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Avon Valley Railway
Well-behaved Grandparents travel for half price when accompanied by at least one paying child. Bring them along for a fun ride on one of our steam trains!

Mini Steam Gala
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Bala Lake Railway
Our home fleet of engines will be taking part in a mini steam gala with an intensive timetable and a chance to have a go yourself with our 'Driver for a Fiver'.

Family Fun Weekend
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Battlefield Line Railway

Bank Holiday trains
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Cholsey & Wallingford Railway
Steam hauled trains running to celebrate the bank holiday weekend.

August Day Out With Thomas
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : East Anglian Railway Museum
Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, as he visits the East Anglian Railway Museum for a day of family fun. The Fat Controller will also be on hand to make sure that Thomas is being a really useful engine whilst Rusty and Dusty, Sodor's Station Sweepers, will be causing mischief.

Beer & Diesel Gala
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : East Kent Railway

The Way We Were
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : East Somerset Railway
Throughout this lovely weekend we celebrate rural life surrounding a county station in the 1930's - 1950's. Attractions include vintage and war time vehicles, displays and stalls. There will be people dressed in period costume, with a singer giving you the feel of the time performing songs like 'The White Cliffs of Dover'. A truly lovely experience taking you back to a Great British era.

1950s Bank Holiday Weekend
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Sample what life was like in the 1950s with displays, music, steam trains and more to entertain you.

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