Steam Railway events guide

 
 Great Western superpower at the West Somerset Railway’s Autumn Steam Gala on September 29, as ‘Manor’ No. 7822  Foxcote Manor  and ‘Modified Hall’ No. 6960  Raveningham Hall  work in tandem. PAUL BLOWFIELD

Great Western superpower at the West Somerset Railway’s Autumn Steam Gala on September 29, as ‘Manor’ No. 7822 Foxcote Manor and ‘Modified Hall’ No. 6960 Raveningham Hall work in tandem. PAUL BLOWFIELD

Your handy, all-in-one events guide

Here are all the events, galas happening on preserved railways around the country in the next month*. Check back here in four weeks' time for more events.

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Galas & Enthusiast events

November

10/11 Apedale Valley Light Railway – World War One Armistice Centenary
10/11 Avon Valley Railway – End of Season Gala
10/11 Elsecar Heritage Railway – Home from the Front
10/11 Great Central Railway – Great War, Great Central
11 Leighton Buzzard Railway – Armistice Day
11 Lynton & Barnstaple Railway – Remembrance Sunday
11 Somerset & Dorset Railway, Midsomer Norton – First World War commemorative event
17/18 Great Central Railway – Last Hurrah

December

2 Whitwell & Reepham Station – Steam Sunday
29/30 Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway – Christmas Cracker
29/30 West Somerset Railway – Winter Steam Festival
30 Bodmin & Wenford Railway – Winter Steam Up

Real Ale Events

November

10 & 17 Severn Valley Railway – Gin Tasting Experience
17 East Lancashire Railway – Guided Rail Ale Trail

December

1 Whitwell & Reepham Station – Gin Train
8 Llangollen Railway – Real Ale Train

Other Events/Santa Specials

November

18 Whitwell & Reepham Station – Model Club Exhibition
23-25 & 30 Mid-Norfolk Railway – Polar Express
24/25 Avon Valley Railway – Santa Steam Specials
24/25 Brecon Mountain Railway – Santa Specials
24/25 East Lancashire Railway – Santa Specials
24/25 Great Central Railway – Santa Specials
24 Great Central Railway (Nottingham) – Santa Specials
24/25 Midland Railway – Butterley – Santa Specials
24/25 Nene Valley Railway – Santa Specials
24/25 Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway – Santa Specials
24/25 Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway – Santa Specials
24/25 Royal Deeside Railway – Santa Specials
24/25 Statfold Barn Railway – Santa Specials
24/25 Strathspey Railway – Santa Express
24/25 Tanfield Railway – North Pole Express
24/25 & 30 Weardale Railway – The Train to Christmas Town
25 Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway – Santa Special
25 Northampton & Lamport Railway – Santa Special
30 Dartmoor Railway – The Train to Christmas Town

December

1/2, 8/9 & 15/16 Amberley Museum – Father Christmas
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22-24 Amerton Railway – Santa Specials
1-3, 8/9, 15/16 & 22-24 Avon Valley Railway – Santa Steam Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 21-24 Battlefield Line – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22-24 Bluebell Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 21-24 Bodmin & Wenford Railway – Santa by Steam
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway – Santa Trains
1/2, 4-9, 11-16 & 18-23 Brecon Mountain Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 21-24 Bressingham – Christmas Visits
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre – Festive Days out with Thomas
1/2, 9, 16 & 20-24 Bure Valley Railway – Steam Trains to Santa
1, 8, 15 & 22 Cambrian Heritage Railways (Oswestry) – Christmas Trains
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 21-24 Chasewater Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16, 20 & 22/23 Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway – Santa Steam
1/2, 5, 8/9, 12, 15/16 & 19-23 Churnet Valley Railway – Santa & Steam
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 20-24 Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 6-9 & 13-23 Dartmoor Railway – The Train to Christmas Town
1/2, 4, 8/9, 11, 15/16, 18 & 20-23 Dartmouth Steam Railway – Train of Lights
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 Derwent Valley Light Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 Didcot Railway Centre – Festive Days out with Thomas
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 Downpatrick & County Down Railway – Christmas Trains
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22-24 East Kent Railway – Santa by Train
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 21-24 East Lancashire Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22-24 East Somerset Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 11, 15/16 & 21-24 Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 20-24 Epping Ongar Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 Evesham Vale Light Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 20-24 Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 5, 8/9, 12, 15/16 & 19-24 Great Central Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22-24 Great Central Railway (Nottingham) – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22-24 Gwili Railway – Santa’s Magical Steam Trains
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 21-24 Isle of Wight Steam Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22-24 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway – Santa Steam Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 21-24 Kent & East Sussex Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 7-9, 14-16 & 20-24 Kirklees Light Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9 & 15/16 Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway – Santa Specials
1/2 Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 5, 8/9, 12, 15/16 & 19-24 Leighton Buzzard Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 13-16 & 18-24 Llangollen Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22-24 Mangapps Railway Museum – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22-24 Middleton Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 19-24 Mid-Hants Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 12, 15/16, 19 & 21-24 Midland Railway – Butterley – Santa Specials
1/2, 6-9 & 13-23 Mid-Norfolk Railway – Polar Express
1/2, 5, 8/9, 12, 15/16, 19, 22-24 Nene Valley Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 Northampton & Lamport Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22-24 Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 20-24 North Norfolk Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 North Tyneside Steam Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 North Yorkshire Moors Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16, 19 & 22-24 Peak Rail – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22-24 Perrygrove Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 Plym Valley Railway – North Pole Express
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 Ribble Steam Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 19-24 Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 21-24 Royal Deeside Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22-24 Severn Valley Railway – Santa Steam Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 18-24 South Devon Railway – Santa by Steam
1/2, 8/9 & 15/16 South Tynedale Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 20-24 Spa Valley Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 Statfold Barn Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 Strathspey Railway – Santa Express
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 21-24 Swanage Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 Swindon & Cricklade Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22-24 Tanfield Railway – North Pole Express
1/2, 6-9 & 13-23 Weardale Railway – The Train to Christmas Town
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22-24 Wensleydale Railway – Santa Specials
1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22-24 West Somerset Railway – Santa Express
2 Abbey Pumping Station – Christmas Toys & Steam Day
2, 8/9 & 15/16 Mid-Suffolk Light Railway – Santa Specials
2, 9 & 16 Somerset & Dorset Railway, Midsomer Norton – Santa Specials
2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 South Downs Light Railway – Santa Specials
2, 9, 16 & 22/23 Yeovil Railway Centre – Santa Specials
4-6 & 11-13 Severn Valley Railway – Christmas Cracker Express
6-7 South Devon Railway – Carols Down the Line
8/9, 12 & 15/16 Aln Valley Railway – Santa Specials
8/9 Bala Lake Railway – Santa’s Annual Visit
8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 Cholsey & Wallingford Railway – Santa Specials
8/9, 15/16 & 21-23 Colne Valley Railway – Steam with Santa
8/9 Corris Railway – Santa Steam Trains
8/9, 15/16 & 20-24 Dartmouth Steam Railway – Santa Express
8/9, 15/16 & 22-24 Dean Forest Railway – Santa Specials
8/9, 15/16 & 19-24 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway – Festive Train Rides
8/9, 15/16 & 21-23 Elsecar Heritage Railway – Santa Specials
8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways – Santa Trains
8/9 Fife Heritage Railway – Santa Express Special
8/9, 15/16 & 20-23 Helston Railway – Santa Specials
8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 Keith & Dufftown Railway – Santa Specials
8/9 & 15/16 Lincolnshire Wolds Railway – Santa Specials
8/9, 15/16 & 22 Llanberis Lake Railway – Santa Specials
8/9, 15/16 & 21-24 Lynton & Barnstaple Railway – Santa Specials
8/9 & 15/16 Moors Valley Railway – Santa Specials
8/9 & 15/16 Old Kiln Light Railway – Santa Specials
8 Stainmore Railway – Santa Event
9, 16 & 23 Cambrian Heritage Railways (Llynclys) – Christmas Trains
9, 15/16 & 22/23 Caledonian Railway – Santa Specials
9, 15/16 & 22/23 East Anglian Railway Museum – Festive Days out with Thomas
9, 15/16 & 22/23 Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway – Santa Specials
10/11 & 15/16 West Somerset Railway – Carol Trains
14-24 Whitwell & Reepham Station – Santa Specials
15/16 & 22/23 Apedale Valley Light Railway – Santa Specials
15/16 Fairbourne Railway – Santa Specials
15/16 & 22/23 Groudle Glen Railway – Santa Trains
15/16 & 22/23 Head of Steam, Darlington – Santa at the Station
15-20 Pecorama – Santa Specials
15/16 & 22/23 Rudyard Lake Steam Railway – Santa Specials
15 Talyllyn Railway – Carol Train
15/16 & 22/23 West Lancs Light Railway – Santa Specials
22-24 & 26 Eastleigh Lakeside Railway – Mince Pie Specials
22-24 Talyllyn Railway – Santa Specials
26, 29/30 & Jan 1 Avon Valley Railway – Mince Pie Trains
26 Groudle Glen Railway – Mince Pie Train
26 Isle of Wight Steam Railway – Boxing Day Special
26-Jan 1 North Norfolk Railway – Mince Pie Specials
26 & 30 Tanfield Railway – Mince Pie Specials
27-Jan 1 South Devon Railway – Mince Pie Specials
28-30 Aln Valley Railway – Mince Pie Specials
28-30 Mid-Norfolk Railway – Polar Express
30/31 Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway – Black Bun Specials 

*Details correct at time of publication