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.
Foxfield Summer Gala
21/7/18 - 22/7/18 : Foxfield Railway
Featuring the regular demonstration coal trains on the 1 in 19 of Foxfield Bank and passenger services between Blythe Bridge Caverswall Road and Dilhorne Park stations, alternating between the standard service set and the restored 1880s North Staffordshire Railway heritage train.
Mountsorrel Running Weekend
21/7/18 - 22/7/18 : Great Central Railway
We're running trains on the Mountsorrel Branch during this weekend.
Steam, Comic and Culture Festival
21/7/18 - 22/7/18 : Leighton Buzzard Railway
Take the Slow Train to the Edge of Forever. Come to Leighton Buzzard Railway to meet your favourite film and comic characters from Star Wars and others.
40 Years of Highland Steam
21/7/18 - 22/7/18 : Strathspey Railway
This year marks the fortieth year of timetabled services on the Strathspey Railway. We are celebrating this milestone with other steam attractions, including vintage steam lorries and tractions engines. There's a model railway layout, a display by the Kennedy Highland Railway Models Trust, stands and stalls, facepainter and music. Offsite car parking has been arranged with transport to and from Boat of Garten by vintage MacBraynes buses.
Dereham Carnival & Classic Car Day
22/7/18 - : Mid-Norfolk Railway
Classic Car Sunday
22/7/18 - : Nene Valley Railway
Once again Wansford Station will be home to a stunning collection of over 100 vintage motor cars, each guaranteed to 'transport' you back in time through the decades. Visitors will be treated to a special classic car display, whilst our locomotives steam away in the background.
Family Day - Dress as a Pirate or Princess
25/7/18 - : East Somerset Railway
Put on your eye-patch, blacken your teeth and grab your cutlass and join us for our Pirate Day. Bring your aspiring little buccaneers along and enjoy the fun.
If swashbuckling high adventure is not your thing then maybe something a little more regal is in order, don a beautiful princess dress and your best crown and sing your favourite princess song!
If kids come dressed up as their favourite pirate or princess they get a FREE ice-cream!
26/7/18 - : East Lancashire Railway
It's the first day of term at the Wizard Academy, and a sect of sinister sorcerers have made off with one of the school's most important magical artefacts. Join an enchanting cast of characters on a quest to get it back, and learn all of the skills to be an award-winning witch or wizard along the way!
Teddy Bears Picnic
26/7/18 - : Talyllyn Railway
Children, their teddies and their families can take any of our first 3 trains to be at Abergynolwyn Station in time for a fun-filled teddy bears picnic! Children's activities and entertainment will take place at Abergynolwyn Station. The day will be full of large-scale entertainment for your children to participate in.
Rails & Ales
27/7/18 - 29/7/18 : Battlefield Line Railway
his year's event features 80 real ales and 30 ciders & perries. There will also be a Pimms and Prosecco Bar in the marquee at Market Bosworth. To compliment the event, there will be other attractions, including up to 15 live steam road locomotives, a fairground organ, miniature traction engines, vintage commercial vehicles, trade stalls, hot and cold food and other displays. There is even a Bouncy Castle for the children.