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.

PLEASE NOTE: Nearly all railways hold Santa Events on every weekend in December, so I don't list those here as it would just fill the Diary and make it hard to find any other event types during the Christmas period.

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

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Halloween Train of Terror
31/10/17 - : East Kent Railway

31/10/17 - : Epping Ongar Railway
Steam and Scream on the ever popular Ghost Train.

Ghost Train
31/10/17 - : Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Trains are running from our Spooky Furnace Sidings station at regular intervals from 4pm through to 9pm. All our visitors are encouraged to dress up in their spooky clothes (but not essential). Be prepared to be scared!

31/10/17 - : Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
Spooky 'after dark' express trains, ghostly games and activities, scary Halloween-themed food. Join in the fun - if you are brave enough!

Diesel Gala
3/11/17 - 5/11/17 : South Devon Railway
The SDR is home to an impressive fleet of British Railways 'first generation' diesels built during the 1950s and 1960s to replace steam traction and the Diesel Gala weekend is a great opportunity to experience them in action. With an intensive service throughout both days, a bar on the trains and plenty of action for diesel fans - and a visiting engine.

DMU Theme Day
4/11/17 - : East Lancashire Railway
Pay tribute to the stalwart DMU with the East Lancashire Railway at this special event held in honour of these superlative trains.

Bonfire Night
5/11/17 - : Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
Meet Guy Fawkes and discover how he plotted to blow up the Houses of Parliament! Hot dogs and jacket potatoes. Laser Light Show.

5/11/17 - : Rother Valley Railway
A trackwalk along the newly acquired section of trackbed prior to development.

Children in Need Special
5/11/17 - : West Lancashire Light Railway
Two engines in steam - free train rides! Please contribute to the collection for the BBC's Children in Need appeal.

Remembrance Sunday
10/11/17 - : Leighton Buzzard Railway

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