Steam Railway events guide

 
Visiting ‘78XX’ No. 7802  Bradley Manor  and resident ‘Modified Hall’ No. 6990  Witherslack Hall  power away from Quorn & Woodhouse with the first train of the day at the Great Central Railway’s ‘Winter Steam Gala’ on January 27. BRADLEY LANGTON

Visiting ‘78XX’ No. 7802 Bradley Manor and resident ‘Modified Hall’ No. 6990 Witherslack Hall power away from Quorn & Woodhouse with the first train of the day at the Great Central Railway’s ‘Winter Steam Gala’ on January 27. BRADLEY LANGTON

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

March

2/3, 16/17 & 30/31 Bristol Harbour Railway – Running Days
3 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre – Launch of No. 6989 Wightwick Hall
8-10 East Lancashire Railway – Spring Steam Gal
8-10 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway – Spring Steam Gala
8-10 Mid-Hants Railway – Spring Steam Gala
9/10 Nene Valley Railway – Southern Steam
15-17 Bluebell Railway – Branch Line Weekend
15-17 Severn Valley Railway – Spring Steam Gala
16 Abbey Pumping Station Museum – Railway Running Day
16 Avon Valley Railway – Industrial Mixed Traffic Gala
17 Yeovil Railway Centre – Steam Day
22-26 Swanage Railway – Flying Scotsman running days
23/24 East Somerset Railway – Steam Gala
23/24 Statfold Barn Railway – Enthusiasts Weekend
24 Leighton Buzzard Railway – Opening Day
29 Bressingham – Season Starts
29-31 Swanage Railway – Spring Steam-Up
30 Appleby-Frodingham RPS – Brake Van Tour
30/31 North Yorkshire Moors Railway – Union of South Africa 
30/31 West Somerset Railway – Grand Re-opening
31 Great Central Railway – Mountsorrel Running Day 

Vintage & Transport Events

March

10 Great Central Railway – Quorn Swap Meet
16 Crewe Heritage Centre – Toy & Train Collectors Fair
23 Abbey Pumping Station Museum – Steam with the Team
23 Crewe Heritage Centre – Best of British Railways

Real Ale Events

March

1/2 East Anglian Railway Museum – Chappel Winter Beer Festival
2, 16 & 30 East Lancashire Railway – Guided Rail Ale Trails
30 Llangollen Railway – Real Ale Train
30 Rushden Historical Transport Museum – Oompah band & German Bier Festival

Other Events

March

1 Bala Lake Railway – St David’s Day
2/3 Bure Valley Railway – Volunteer Open Weekend
9-17 Beamish – British Science Week
16 Barrow Hill – Steam into STEM
18-20 Talyllyn Railway – Spring Photographic Charter
23 Abbey Pumping Station Museum – Steam with the Team
24 Isle of Wight Steam Railway – IW Grand National & Ashey Scurry
24 Lincolnshire Wolds Railway – Volunteers Day
30 Chasewater Railway – Volunteers Day

*Details correct at time of publication