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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18th April 2024 - 21st April 2024
Spring Steam Gala

Spring Steam Gala

Severn Valley Railway, Kidderminster, Worcestershire,

We’ll be welcoming Stanier Mogul 13268 back into service following overhaul, alongside other members of the home-fleet. Expect up to three visiting locomotives, an intensive timetable, goods trains and lots more!

Dates
18th April 2024 - 21st April 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Location
One Comberton Place, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1QR, GB
Distance
0 away
27th April 2024
ZB Class 30th Anniversary Day

ZB Class 30th Anniversary Day

Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham, Norfolk,

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of our ZB locos

Date
27th April 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Location
Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW, GB
Distance
0 away
27th April 2024 - 28th April 2024
Festival of Steam - Saint and Hall Weekend

Festival of Steam - Saint and Hall Weekend

Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar, Essex,

The first weekend of our Festival Steam featuring visiting recreated Saint class locomotive 2999 Lady of Legend and our own 4953 Pitchford Hall

Dates
27th April 2024 - 28th April 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Location
Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex, CM5 9BN, GB
Distance
0 away
4th May 2024 - 6th May 2024
Steam & Diesel Gala.

Steam & Diesel Gala.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass, Cumbria,

A bumper weekend of trains featuring as many locomotives as possible!

Dates
4th May 2024 - 6th May 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Diesel Gala
Vintage Vehicles
Location
Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SW, GB
Distance
0 away
4th May 2024 - 5th May 2024
Visiting Loco Weekend

Visiting Loco Weekend

Moors Valley Railway, Ringwood, Dorset,

Visiting engines take over our railway

Dates
4th May 2024 - 5th May 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Location
Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2ET, GB
Distance
0 away
4th May 2024 - 6th May 2024
Festival of Steam - Gala Weekend

Festival of Steam - Gala Weekend

Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar, Essex,

Our Festival of Steam Gala takes place on 4, 5 and 6 May, with an intensive steam hauled service in operation. Featuring visiting locomotives 2999 Lady of Legend and 45690 Leander making its final steamings of its current boiler certificate.

Dates
4th May 2024 - 6th May 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Location
Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex, CM5 9BN, GB
Distance
0 away
11th May 2024 - 12th May 2024
Festival of Steam - Leander's Farewell

Festival of Steam - Leander's Farewell

Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar, Essex,

The final part of our Festival of Steam trilogy sees visiting Jubilee class locomotive 45690 Leander, operating the final services of its current boiler certificate.

Dates
11th May 2024 - 12th May 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Location
Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex, CM5 9BN, GB
Distance
0 away
7th June 2024 - 9th June 2024
Rails & Ales

Rails & Ales

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk,

A festival celebrating steam and heritage diesel locos, including a local beer and cider showcase.

Dates
7th June 2024 - 9th June 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Diesel Gala
Beer / Ale Event
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
7th June 2024 - 9th June 2024
Strictly Bulleid II

Strictly Bulleid II

Swanage Railway, Swanage, Dorset,

Celebrating sheer Bulleid brilliance and the drama of the 1940s leviathans of steam in action, the three-day Strictly Bulleid II event on the Swanage Railway will be a locomotive gathering not to be missed.

Dates
7th June 2024 - 9th June 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Location
Station House, Railway Station Approach, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1HB, GB
Distance
0 away
15th June 2024 - 16th June 2024
Grand Summer Gala

Grand Summer Gala

Moors Valley Railway, Ringwood, Dorset,

Miniature traction engines, vintage cars, models railways and much more.

Dates
15th June 2024 - 16th June 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Demonstration Goods Workings
Vintage Vehicles
Model Railways Event
Location
Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2ET, 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
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