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.

(Events for 2017 will be added over the next few months. This is largely dependant on when the railways publish their events on their own websites. I hope to have checked them all before the end of January, and will then check again during February.)

For a full listing of events for any particular railway, please visit that railway's own website.

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Vintage Car Show
2/4/17 - : Amberley Museum

Hands on Day
2/4/17 - : East Anglian Railway Museum
Come along and try your hand at some of the operating duties here at the museum. On this special day, our team of friendly volunteers will be guiding you through the various duties and you can try your hand at being a guard, signalman, crossing keeper or even experience a ride on the footplate or in the cab of a diesel locomotive.

Friendly Engines Day
2/4/17 - : West Lancashire Light Railway
At least two engines in steam (with friendly faces). A day for families with young children.

Steam with Colin
5/4/17 - : Colne Valley Railway
Two trains operating, one steam and one diesel railcar. Reduced child entry if bringing a bear to see Colin, the Railway's own Bear. Children can take part in Colin's Treasure Hunt.

Easter Treasure Hunt
5/4/17 - 19/4/17 : Midland Railway - Butterley
There will be an Easter themed treasure hunt for all children, with a prize for each completed entry form on your return to Butterley Station.

Diesel Gala
8/4/17 - 9/4/17 : Avon Valley Railway
See a variety of diesel locomotives hauling passenger and freight trains.

Open House Weekend
8/4/17 - 9/4/17 : Severn Valley Railway
The return of our popular model railway exhibition.Featuring model railways, behind the scenes tours, and a whole host of other attractions up and down the line, there's plenty to see both on and off the rails!

Teddies go FREE
8/4/17 - 23/4/17 : Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
All children travelling with their teddy bear travel free on Ride all Day fares when accompanied by a full fare paying adult. Keep an eye out for our teddy trail clues around the railway too to win great prizes! There is also some colouring activities at Dalegarth station.

Easter Holiday Fun
8/4/17 - 23/4/17 : STEAM: Museum of the GWR - Swindon
This Easter holiday the Museum is bursting with things to see and do for all the family! Among story-telling displays, you'll find legendary steam locomotives, including King George V and City of Truro, a train simulator, interactive Signal Box and oodles of hands-on exhibits. A collection of working vintage slot machines in our Seaside Pier area completes your round trip.

Industrial Trains Day
9/4/17 - : Amberley Museum

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