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 Weekend
15/7/17 - 16/7/17 : Cholsey & Wallingford Railway
Children travel for half fare when accompanied by a Teddy!

Edwardian Event
15/7/17 - 16/7/17 : Crich Tramway Village
Following the continued popularity of our Edwardian Event, it will be repeated in 2017, including some World War I anniversary elements. 'Don't Go Into the Cellar' will perform again and we will have a D.H. Lawrence performance of 'Tickets Please' one evening.

Annual Classic Transport Weekend
15/7/17 - 16/7/17 : Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Cars, motorcycles, lorries - plenty of classics gather at Wirksworth Station for a weekend of nostalgia.

London Transport Weekend
15/7/17 - 16/7/17 : Epping Ongar Railway
The Railway has a long association with the Underground and London Transport stemming from its time as a part of the Central Line. We aim to celebrate this in 2017 with a new event.

Fairground Weekend & Mechanical Organ Gathering
15/7/17 - 16/7/17 : Hollycombe Steam Collection
Enjoy our traditional steam fairground and visiting attractions including fairground models, transport, living vans and historic photographs. A special bus service will run to and from Liphook Railway Station over the weekend. A range of visiting organs which will be playing throughout the day. These will be dating from late-1800s organettes, to hand-turned street organs, and various sizes of fairground, street and dance organs.

Day Out With Thomas
15/7/17 - 16/7/17 : Kirklees Light Railway
Meet Thomas, Percy, Mavis and the Fat Controller and many other attractions to keep the kids entertained

90th Anniversary Birthday Party
15/7/17 - 16/7/17 : Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
In this special Anniversary year, join us in celebrating RH&DR's official birthday, commemorating the opening of the Railway to the public on 16th July 1927 and honouring the numerous people who have played their part in its success over the past years. Jam-packed with historical content, including events and re-enactments, all led by the Railway’s dedicated Heritage Group.

Summer Family Special
15/7/17 - 16/7/17 : Strathspey Railway
Come along and enjoy more access to the railway and various types of rolling stock than seen for some time! There will be traction engines, model rail, music, games, stalls, face painting and much more. Your ticket will give you full day access so you can enjoy riding on the various types of rolling stock at the railway.

Steam, Cider & Sausages
15/7/17 - 16/7/17 : Swindon & Cricklade Railway

Fireman Sam
16/7/17 - : Colne Valley Railway
The Hero Next Door will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day. Fire vehicles will also be attending.

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