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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Behind the Scenes
20/5/17 - 21/5/17 : North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Join us for our first Family Weekend, where you you will be able to take a sneaky peek behind the scenes at the railway. This new event will showcase all the work that goes into keeping the wheels turning. See our steam crane in action at Grosmont, learn about the infrastructure and bridges at Goathland, and meet the archive team at Pickering to learn about the railway's past 50 years in action.

Try your hand at handicrafts
20/5/17 - 21/5/17 : Talyllyn Railway
Based at Abergynolwyn, feel free to come and have a wander around the various craft stalls. Ranging from wet felting to basket weaving to jewelry making, this is an event suitable for all ages. It will test your creative mind and ability as you will be able to have a go at these handicrafts as well as purchasing some that tickle your fancy.

Diesel Gala
20/5/17 - 21/5/17 : The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway
Come and see the various locos we have at Leadhills, Cab rides will be available on the day, giving you the chance to see more of our heritage Locos in action.

Senior for a Fiver
21/5/17 - : Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
All visitors 60+ years travel for just £5. Sunday Cream Teas will also be available for the perfect treat.

IoW Festival of Transport
21/5/17 - : Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Admire the workmanship, enjoy the memories and expect to be surprised! Featuring an array of railway and road vehicles of all shapes and sizes, if you love cars and heritage transport this event is for you!

Thomas Big Adventure
21/5/17 - : Nene Valley Railway
Come and join Thomas on his Big Adventure, as he takes the main line to Peterborough with his special train. Collecting water at Peterborough, and passing through the haunted tunnel.

Mixed Traction Day
21/5/17 - : Severn Valley Railway
Following on from our highly popular Spring Diesel Festival, a selection of the visiting diesel locomotives will be operating alongside our normal steam and diesel services.

Teddy Bears Outing
21/5/17 - : West Lancashire Light Railway
Bring a bear - travel half-fare! There's bound to be lots of surprises down in the woods today!

Model Railway Weekend
24/5/17 - 25/5/17 : Bluebell Railway

Ticket To Ride
26/5/17 - 29/5/17 : South Devon Railway
Get your ticket and take a ride back to the 1960s. A Magical Mystery Tour of groovy music, psychedelic fashion, mods & rockers and a radical real ale festival that will give you the Hippy Hippy Shakes!

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