Steam Railway events guide

 

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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Hunslet ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0ST NCB No. 66 (Works No. 3890) stood in at the last minute for LMS ‘Jinty’ 0-6-0T No. 47406 at the Epping Ongar Railway over the August bank holiday weekend. Here it approaches Bilsdens Farm on August 23 with a train bound for Ongar. STUART CHAPMAN

Hunslet ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0ST NCB No. 66 (Works No. 3890) stood in at the last minute for LMS ‘Jinty’ 0-6-0T No. 47406 at the Epping Ongar Railway over the August bank holiday weekend. Here it approaches Bilsdens Farm on August 23 with a train bound for Ongar. STUART CHAPMAN

GALAS & ENTHUSIAST EVENTS

September

19-22 Severn Valley Railway – Autumn Steam Gala
21/22 Apedale Valley Light Railway – 50th Anniversary Weekend
21 & 28 Appleby-Frodingham RPS – DMU Tours
21/22 Cholsey & Wallingford Railway – Sentinel Weekend
21/22 Locomotion – Shildon Gala
21/22 Rudyard Lake Railway – Steam Gala
22 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways – Journey Into the Past
26 North Yorkshire Moors Railway – NELPG Steam Gala
27-29 Epping Ongar Railway – 25 Years in the Making
27-29 North Yorkshire Moors Railway – Annual Steam Gala
28 Appleby-Frodingham RPS – Brake Van Tour
28/29 Bristol Harbour Railway – Running Days
28/29 Devon Railway Centre – Everything Goes
28 Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway – Goods Train Day
28/29 Foxfield Railway – Autumn Festival of Steam
28/29 Isle of Wight Steam Railway – Four Island Classes
28/29 Lynton & Barnstaple Railway – Autumn Gala
28-30 Nene Valley Railway – Flying Scotsman
28/29 Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway – End of Season Gala Weekend
28/29 South Downs Light Railway – Visiting Locos Steam Gala
28/29 Tyseley Locomotive Works – Open Weekend
29 Fife Heritage Railway – Steam Gala
29 Gartell Light Railway – Open Day
29 Rocks by Rail – Museum Open Day
29 Scottish Industrial Railway Centre – Operating Day
29 Yeovil Railway Centre – Steam Train Days

October

3-6 Great Central Railway – Autumn Steam Gala
3-6 West Somerset Railway – Autumn Steam Gala
4-6 Ffestiniog Railway – Victorian Weekend
5/6 Churnet Valley Railway – Anything Goes
5/6 Leighton Buzzard Railway – Centenary Steam Gala
5/6 North Norfolk Railway – Home Fleet Weekend
6 Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway – Open Day
6 Isle of Wight Steam Railway – Heritage Train Day
6 North Ings Farm Museum – Open Day
6 Whitwell & Reepham Station – Steam Sunday
11-13 Bluebell Railway – Giants of Steam Gala
11-13 Swanage Railway – Autumn Steam Gala
12/13 & 26/27 Bristol Harbour Railway – Running Days
12/13 Chasewater Railway – Moving the Goods
12 Tanfield Railway – Run It Weekend
13 Lincolnshire Wolds Railway – Steam Running Day
18-20 Battlefield Line – 50th Anniversary Steam Gala
18-20 East Lancashire Railway – Autumn Steam Gala
18-20 Mid-Hants Railway – Autumn Steam Gala
18-20 Spa Valley Railway – Autumn Steam & Diesel Gala
19/20 Nene Valley Railway – Mail by Rail
19/20 North Gloucestershire Railway – Narrow Gauge Steam Up
20 Amberley Museum – Autumn Industrial Trains
20 Rocks by Rail – Museum Gala Open Day
20 Royal Deeside Railway – End of Season Gala
27 Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway – End of Season Steam Up
27 Gartell Light Railway – Open Day

VINTAGE & TRANSPORT EVENTS

September

20-22 Perrygrove Railway – Vintage Working Weekend
21/22 Avon Valley Railway – 1940s Weekend
21/22 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre – Steam & Agricultural Show
21/22 Chatham Dockyard Railway – Salute to the ’40s
21/22 Didcot Railway Centre – Victorian Weekend
21/22 Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum – VET Demonstration Weekend
22 Amberley Museum – Autumn Bus Show
22 Northampton & Lamport Railway – Victorian Day
22 Stephenson Railway Museum – On The Buses
28 Amberley Museum – Scooter Day
28/29 Cholsey & Wallingford Railway – 1940s Weekend
28/29 South Devon Railway – Models & Miniatures
29 Amberley Museum – Land Rover Day
29 Beamish – Classic Car Day
29 Bressingham – Vintage Farming Day
29 Leighton Buzzard Railway – Sand & Motorcycles

October

5 Abbey Pumping Station – Slot Car Railway Day
5/6 Beamish – Power from the Past
5 Bure Valley Railway – Model Rail Express
5 Crewe Heritage Centre – Toy & Train Collectors Fair
5/6 Lavender Line – Miniature Steam Traction Engine Rally
5/6 Nene Valley Railway – Wartime at Wansford
5/6 Statfold Barn Railway – Statfold at War 1940s Weekend
6 Amberley Museum – Autumn Historic Transport Gathering
6 Bluebell Railway – Vintage Bus Running Day
6 Foxfield Railway – Autumn Vehicle Rally
11 North Yorkshire Moors Railway – Railway in Wartime
12/13 Isle of Wight Steam Railway – Beer & Buses
12/13 Kent & East Sussex Railway – Austin Counties Car Rally
13 East Anglian Railway Museum – Model Railway Show
13 Mid-Norfolk Railway – Classic Car Day
19/20 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway – Wirksworth Model Railway Exhibition
19/20 Rushden Transport Museum & Railway – LMS Branch Line at War Weekend

REAL ALE EVENTS

September

20 & 28 East Lancashire Railway – Guided Rail Ale Trails
21 Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway – Real Ale & Steam
21/22 Isle of Wight Steam Railway – Cider & Cheese Weekend
27 Bluebell Railway – Rail Ale Train
27-29 Rushden Transport Museum & Railway – Beer Festival

October

12 & 26 East Lancashire Railway – Guided Rail Ale Trails
17-20 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway  – Beer & Music Festival
18-20 Spa Valley Railway – 9th CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival

OTHER EVENTS

September

21/22 Mid-Hants Railway – Heritage Open Days
21/22 South Tynedale Railway – Heritage Open Days
21/22 Stainmore Railway – Heritage Open Days

*Details correct at time of publication