Events

There's plenty to see, do and enjoy at heritage railway events around the UK. Many railways also offer experience days such as driving a train or dining experiences.

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13th July 2024 - 14th July 2024
Vintage Weekend

Vintage Weekend

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, Llanfair Caereinion, Powys,

Great Western Pickering carriages, demonstration goods wagons, and Austrian heritage trains operating.

Dates
13th July 2024 - 14th July 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Demonstration Goods Workings
Vintage Vehicles
Location
The Station, Pool Road, Llanfair Caereinion, Powys, SY21 0SF, GB
Distance
0 away
23rd August 2024 - 1st September 2024
Beachy Head - Launching Britain's Newest Locomotive

Beachy Head - Launching Britain's Newest Locomotive

Bluebell Railway, Uckfield, East Sussex,

The Bluebell Railway is proud to announce that our new build LBSCR Marsh Atlantic No. 32424 ‘Beachy Head’ will be launched into traffic at The Bluebell Railway.

Dates
23rd August 2024 - 1st September 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Location
Sheffield Park Station, Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3QL, GB
Distance
0 away
30th August 2024 - 1st September 2024
Steam Gala

Steam Gala

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, Llanfair Caereinion, Powys,

Our annual celebration of trains, road steam, model railways, classic vehicles and plenty more to explore.

Dates
30th August 2024 - 1st September 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Diesel Gala
Miniature Engine Rally
Demonstration Goods Workings
Vintage Vehicles
Model Railways Event
Location
The Station, Pool Road, Llanfair Caereinion, Powys, SY21 0SF, GB
Distance
0 away
7th September 2024 - 8th September 2024
Autumn Gala

Autumn Gala

Moors Valley Railway, Ringwood, Dorset,

Autumn Steam Gala with intensive train services and 8 engines in steam both days.

Dates
7th September 2024 - 8th September 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Demonstration Goods Workings
Location
Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2ET, GB
Distance
0 away
14th September 2024 - 15th September 2024
Forces and Families weekend

Forces and Families weekend

Apedale Valley Light Railway, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire,

A weekend showcasing military displays and family events

Dates
14th September 2024 - 15th September 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Diesel Gala
Children's Event
Location
Apedale Country Park, Blackbank Road, Knutton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 6AX, GB
Distance
0 away
28th September 2024 - 29th September 2024
Industrial Steam Gala

Industrial Steam Gala

Ribble Steam Railway & Museum, Preston, Lancashire,

Steam Gala at RSR

Dates
28th September 2024 - 29th September 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Location
Chain Caul Road, Riversway Docklands, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2PD, GB
Distance
0 away
28th September 2024 - 29th September 2024
Steam Gala

Steam Gala

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, Barnstaple, Devon,

Intensive train service, plus various attractions and entertainment for all ages.

Dates
28th September 2024 - 29th September 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Location
Woody Bay Station, Martinhoe Cross, Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4RA, GB
Distance
0 away
6th October 2024
Chocolate Sunday

Chocolate Sunday

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Come and enjoy a ride behind our Frys Sentinel that used to work at the Chocolate Factory.

Date
6th October 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Demonstration Goods Workings
Vintage Vehicles
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
11th October 2024 - 13th October 2024
Steam Gala

Steam Gala

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway, Bo'ness, West Lothian,

Join us for our annual Steam Gala. Featuring an intensive timetable, a visiting loco, goods trains and a selection of locally brewed real ales, join us for an unforgettable weekend of steam!

Dates
11th October 2024 - 13th October 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Location
17-19 North Street, Bo'ness, West Lothian, EH51 0AQ, GB
Distance
0 away
11th October 2024 - 13th October 2024
Giants Of Steam

Giants Of Steam

Bluebell Railway, Uckfield, East Sussex,

The Bluebell Railway and the Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust are pleased to announce that LNER class A4 No. 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley will be the star attraction at the 2024 Giants of Steam Gala.

Dates
11th October 2024 - 13th October 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Location
Sheffield Park Station, Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3QL, GB
Distance
0 away
13th October 2024
Chocolate Sunday

Chocolate Sunday

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Come and enjoy a ride behind our Frys Sentinel that used to work at the Chocolate Factory.

Date
13th October 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Demonstration Goods Workings
Vintage Vehicles
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
20th October 2024
Chocolate Sunday

Chocolate Sunday

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Come and enjoy a ride behind our Frys Sentinel that used to work at the Chocolate Factory.

Date
20th October 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Demonstration Goods Workings
Vintage Vehicles
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away