2018 Galas and Special Events Guide – including Railwayana Auctions


The complete 2018 Heritage Railway guide to special events at preserved lines and museum centres.

Events in HR are listed in chronological order, concentrating on those of interest to the enthusiast.

All railways will be holding additional events to those listed in HR, which are aimed more towards the family market, details of which can be obtained direct from the railway, but Thomas and similar events are included in the listing.

The information was correct at the time of going to press, however we strongly advise that you confirm details of a particular event with the railway concerned to avoid disappointment.

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SDJR 7F 2-8-0 No. 53808 passes Pixford Farm during the West Somerset Railway’s Winter Steam Festival on December 27, 2017. STUART CHAPMAN


26-28: Great Central Railway: Winter Steam Gala ■


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3, 4: Churnet Valley Railway: Steam Gala ■

4: Tanfield Railway: Coals to Newcastle

9-11: Mid Hants Railway: Pre-Spring Gala ■

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11: Tanfield Railway: Delivered by Diesel ■

14, 15: Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Paddington ■

18: Tanfield Railway: Branch Line Day

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25: Tanfield Railway: On the Waggon


2, 3: East Anglian Railway
Museum: Beer Festival

2-4: East Lancashire Railway: Spring Steam Gala ■

3, 4: North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Tornado ■

4: Leighton Buzzard Railway – 50th Anniversary of Passenger Services

6-8: North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Tornado ■

9-11: Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Spring Steam Gala ■

10, 11: North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Tornado ■

10, 11: Spa Valley Railway: Diesel Gala ■

11: Great Central Railway: Swapmeet

16-18: Severn Valley Railway: Spring Steam Gala ■

16-18: South Devon Railway: Half Price Weekend

17, 18: Bluebell Railway:
60th Anniversary of Closure ■

17, 18: East Lancashire Railway: Diesel Gala ■

17, 18: Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Locomotive Weekend ■

17, 18: Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway: Vintage
Diesel Gala ■

17, 18: Kirklees Light Railway: Days Out with Thomas ■

22-25: West Somerset Railway: Spring Steam Gala ■

23-25: Bluebell Railway: Diesel Gala ■

23-25: Swanage Railway: Spring Steam Gala ■

24: Statfold Barn Railway: Open Day ■

24, 25: East Somerset Railway: Steam Gala

24, 25: Ribble Steam Railway: Industrial Steam Gala

29-Apr 2: East Lancashire Railway: Tornado ■

30-Apr 2: Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Opening to Broadway ■

30-Apr 2: Isle of Man Steam Railway: Rush Hour on the Railways

30-Apr 2: South Devon Railway: Easter Gala ■

30-Apr 8: Mid Hants Railway: Days Out with Thomas ■

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