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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Day Out With Thomas
14/4/17 - 23/4/17 : Mid-Hants Railway
Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends here at the Watercress Line. Come and experience a ride on a real steam engine, shake hands with The Fat Controller and take part in Thomas themed activities in the Imagination Station.

Welcome Back Mardy Monster
15/4/17 - : Elsecar Heritage Railway
Our flag ship locomotive - Peckett 2150 'Mardy Monster' is undergoing a major overhaul. We hoped, when scheduling our current timetable, that the locomotive would be back in steam for Easter 2017, however this is now not going to be possible. The events will therefore focus on showing visitors the engineering progress with the locomotive.

The Gruffalo
15/4/17 - : West Somerset Railway
The Gruffalo will be making personal appearances at Minehead Railway Station. Free vintage bus ride trips round Minehead and sea front from Minehead Station. Free Face painting. Free Crafts. Entertainer on the platform.

Classic Commercial Vehicle Rally
15/4/17 - 16/4/17 : Stainmore Railway Company
See the 19th Classic Vehicle Rally which is the biggest free event of it kind in Europe. There are free classic buses between the exhibit sites and they meet all trains from the mainline Kirkby Stephen station on the Settle and Carlisle railway during the event.

Easter Egg Hunt
15/4/17 - 17/4/17 : Battlefield Line Railway
2 competitions for children. Easter Bunny Hunt and Colouring Competition.

The Easter Eggspress
15/4/17 - 17/4/17 : Downpatrick & County Down Railway
Have an Easter break with a difference. Take the train from Downpatrick to Inch Abbey, and meet the Easter Bunny. All children get a chocolate egg. . . if you get to them before our loco crews!

Easter Eggstravaganza
15/4/17 - 17/4/17 : Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
Children get a free chocolate egg on Sunday.

Easter Bank Holiday
15/4/17 - 17/4/17 : Middleton Railway
For fare-paying children travelling on the train services, we will be giving away free chocolate.

Easter Weekend Specials
15/4/17 - 17/4/17 : Mid-Norfolk Railway

Easter Egg Hunt
15/4/17 - 17/4/17 : Moseley Railway Trust

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