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 of 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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Spring Diesel Gala
10/3/18 - 11/3/18 : Spa Valley Railway
Featuring all working locomotives from our home fleet, this will be the first diesel event to feature 73140 since 2015! With 3CIG 1497 now resident with us the ED will be able to take part in some very appropriate Southern Push/Pull operation over the whole length of the line! Joining 73140 will be our two resident 33's, 063 & 201 along with our resident shunters.

Mothering Sunday
11/3/18 - : Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
Mum travels FREE with any accompanied fare-paying visitor on Mothering Sunday, plus Mum also receives a small posy of flowers with the compliments of our Volunteers.

St. Patrick's Landing
11/3/18 - : Downpatrick & County Down Railway
We'll be running trains in connection with the St Patrick's Landing event at Inch Abbey, kicking off a week of celebrations and events in the town. Trains will run from Downpatrick Station to take visitors to the Abbey, and back again when the event is over.

Mothers Day
11/3/18 - : Elsecar Heritage Railway
Mother's day can be such a special time for all the family, and a visit to the 'Coalfield Line' is sure to give lots of memories to treasure. Visit the restored station building, take a ride on our 1950s steam train and take a look around the Elsecar Heritage Centre with boutique shops that are sure to put a smile on mum's face! To make the day extra special we will even give Mum a FREE ticket if she is accompanied by her child (of any age) who has brought a ticket.

Quorn Swap Meet
11/3/18 - : Great Central Railway
If you are interested in items of railway memorabilia (railwayana) - whether locomotive nameplates, lamps, signalling equipment, silverware, enamel signs, buttons, badges, books, photographs or postcards etc visit Great Central Railway's famous Swap Meet at Quorn & Woodhouse station. It's one of the longest standing events of its kind in the country!

Mothers Day Special
11/3/18 - : Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Mothers Day Event
11/3/18 - : Llangollen Railway
Why not treat the special women in your life on Mothers Day

Mothers Day
11/3/18 - : Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
Mums travel FREE and get to drive a diesel too.

Mothering Sunday
11/3/18 - : Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

Mothers Day
11/3/18 - : Rushden Transport Museum
Treat Mum to a sumptuous afternoon tea on our Gresley Buffet Carriage. Mums receive a complementary present!

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