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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ShuntFest Diesel Weekend
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Cholsey & Wallingford Railway
In connection with the Didcot Railway Centre.

European Heritage Open Days
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Downpatrick & County Down Railway

1940s Weekend
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Embsay Steam Railway
Celebrating the Bull Dog spirit of the home front! The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway steps back to the difficult times of 1942-43 Wartime Britain. Various re-enactment societies attend the railway over both days. Watch out for the Home Guard, Soldiers and Airmen returning home on leave and, of course, the long suffering civilians. There will be displays at each station and military vehicles.

HopFest 2018
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Kent & East Sussex Railway
Come and enjoy a weekend of Hopping Fun at Bodiam Station. Take a walk through the Hop Gardens and try your hand at picking hops before taking a peek inside a recreated Hoppers Hut. Everyone can enjoy shows and fascinating displays of hopping equipment together with vintage and agricultural vehicles.

Gala Weekend
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Kirklees Light Railway

Lincolnshire Heritage Weekend
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
See behind the scenes when the trains aren't running at this special event to celebrate Lincolnshire's cultural history.

Heritage Open Days
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Middleton Railway
As our contribution to the nation-wide 'Heritage Open Days' event, we will be offering tours of this historic site, on the railway where the world's very first successful, load-hauling steam locomotive ran in the year of 1812.

50th Anniversary of the Dereham-King's Lynn Closure Event
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Mid-Norfolk Railway

Model Weekend
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : Rushden Transport Museum
A weekend crammed full of models, in our Goods Shed Hall and on the platform. Also, Blue Circle will be running throughout the weekend.

Heritage Open Days and Behind the Scenes
8/9/18 - 9/9/18 : South Devon Railway

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