Diary Dates – Up & Running

Are you staging an event you think should be on this page and in one of our rail magazine titles? Submit your event here.

Here is a full listing of operational lines and museum venues coming up! Be sure to check COVID-19 restrictions if you are planning a visit to railways or railway museums.

South East

Bluebell Railway
Standard gauge, 11 miles, footplate experience, wine and dine.
 Sheffield Park, East Sussex TN22 2QL.
Tel: 01825 720800.
Running: Dec 23, 24, 27-31. Jan 2-5, 8-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-31.

Eastleigh Lakeside Railway
10¼in & 7¼in gauge, 1¼ miles,
footplate experience.
Running: W/Es + sch hols.

East Kent Railway
Standard gauge, two miles,
Shepherdswell, Dover.
Tel: 01304 832042.
Open: TBA.
Open: TBA.

Hayling Seaside Railway
2ft gauge, one mile.
Hayling Island, Hants.
Running: Dec 23, 24

Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Standard gauge, five miles.
Havenstreet, Isle of Wight.
Tel: 01983 882204.
Running: Dec 23, 24, 26. Jan 1, 24.

Kent & East Sussex Railway
Standard gauge, 10½ miles,
footplate experience, wine and dine.
Tenterden, Kent. Tel: 01580 765155.
Running: TBA.

Mid Hants Railway
Standard gauge, 10 miles, footplate experience, wine and dine. Alresford, Hants SO24 9JG. Tel: 01962 733810.
Running: Dec 23, 24, 27-31. Jan 1-3.

Romney, Hythe & 
Dymchurch Railway
1ft 3in gauge, 13½ miles, footplate experience. New Romney, Kent.
Tel: 01797 362353. 
Running: Dec 23, 24.

Royal Victoria Railway
10¼in gauge, one mile.
Netley, Southampton.
Tel: 02380 456246.
Running: TBA.

Spa Valley Railway
Standard gauge, five miles. 
Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Tel: 01892 537715.
Running: Dec 23, 24, 28-31. Jan 1-3.

 

South West

Avon Valley Railway
Standard gauge, three miles, 
Wine and dine. 
Bitton, Bristol.
Tel: 0117 932 7296.
Running: Dec 26. Jan 1.

East Somerset Railway
Standard gauge, two miles. Cranmore, Somerset.
Tel: 01749 880417.
Running: Dec 23, 24.

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
2ft gauge, one mile. Woody Bay, 
north Devon. Tel: 01598 763487. Running: Dec 23, 24, 29-31. Jan 1.

Moors Valley Railway
7¼in gauge, one mile.
Ringwood, Hants.
Tel: 01425 471415.
Running: Dec 27-31. Jan 1, then W/Es.

Seaton Tramway
3ft gauge, three miles. Harbour Road, Seaton, Devon. Tel: 01297 20375.
Running: Dec 23, 24, 27-31. Jan 1-3.

Somerset & Dorset Railway
Standard gauge, ½ mile, 
Midsomer Norton station, 
Silver Street BA3 2EY.
Tel: 01761 411221
Open: Suns TBA.
Running: Jan 1.

Swanage Railway
Standard gauge, six miles, footplate experience, wine and dine. 
Swanage, Dorset.
Tel: 01929 425800.
Running: Dec 23, 24, 27-31. Jan 1, 2.

Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Standard gauge, three miles, 
footplate experience. 
Blunsdon, Wiltshire.
Tel: 01793 771615.
Running: Jan 1, 2.

West Somerset Railway
Standard gauge, 20 miles.
Bishops Lydeard, 
Somerset TA4 3RU.
Tel: 01643 704996.
Running: Dec 23, 24, 29, 30.

 

East Anglia

Bressingham Steam Museum
Narrow gauge, one mile.
Diss, Norfolk.
Tel: 01379 686900. 
Running: Dec 23, 24.

Bure Valley Railway
1ft 3in gauge, nine miles, footplate experience. Aylsham, Norfolk.
Tel: 01263 733858.
Running: Dec 23, 24, 27-31. Jan 1-3.

Colne Valley Railway
Standard gauge, one mile,
Castle Hedingham, Essex.
Tel: 01787 461174.
Running: Dec 23.

East Anglian Railway
Museum
Standard gauge, ¼ mile.
Wakes Colne, Essex.
Tel: 01206 242524.
Running: Jan 1.

Nene Valley Railway
Standard gauge, 7½ miles, 
footplate experience. Wansford, Peterborough, Cambs. Tel: 01780 784444. 
Running: Dec 23, 24. Jan 9, 16, 30.

North Norfolk Railway
Standard gauge, 5½ miles,
footplate experience. Sheringham, Norfolk
NR26 8RA. Tel: 01263 820800.
Running: Dec 23, 24, 27-31. Jan 1-17.

Whitwell & Reepham Railway
Standard gauge, ¼ mile. 
Reepham, Norfolk. Tel: 01603 871694.
Open: Daily TBA.
Running: Steam first Sun of month.

 

Home Counties

Chinnor & Princes
Risborough Railway
Standard gauge, 3½ miles.
Chinnor, Oxon.
Tel: 01844 353535
Running: Dec 23. Jan 1-3.

Didcot Railway Centre
Standard gauge.
Didcot, Oxon.
Tel: 01235 817200.
Open: Daily.
Running: Dec 23. Jan 1.

Epping Ongar Railway
Standard gauge, five miles. 
Ongar, Essex. 
Tel: 01277 365200. 
Running: Dec 23, 24, 27-30. 
Jan 1, 2, 8-10.

Leighton Buzzard 
Railway
2ft gauge, 2¾ miles, 
Leighton Buzzard, Beds.
Tel: 01525 373888.
Running: Dec 23, 24, 27, 28.

 

Midlands

Apedale Valley Railway
2ft gauge, ½ mile. 
Apedale, Newcastle-under-Lyme, 
Staffs.
Tel: 0845 094 1953.
Running: TBA.

Battlefield Line Railway
Standard gauge, five miles.
Shackerstone, Leics.
Tel: 01827 880754.
Running: Dec 23, 24, 30, 31. Jan 1-3.

Dean Forest Railway
Standard gauge, 4¼ miles. 
Norchard,
Lydney, Glos.
Tel: 01594 845840.
Running: Dec 23, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31. Jan 1.

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Standard gauge, eight miles.
Wirksworth,
Derbyshire. 
Tel: 01629 823076.
Running: Dec 23, 24.

Evesham Vale Railway
1ft 3in gauge, 1¼ miles.
A46 north of Evesham, Worcs.
Tel: 01386 422282.
Running: Dec 23, 24, 27-31. Jan 1, then W/Es.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Standard gauge, 14 miles. 
Toddington, Glos.
Tel: 01242 621405.
Running: Dec 23, 24, 27-31. Jan 1-3.

Great Central Railway
Standard gauge, eight miles. Loughborough, 
Leics LE11 1RW.
Tel: 01509 632323.
Running: Dec 23, 24.

Northampton & 
Lamport Railway
Standard gauge, two miles.
Pitsford, Northants.
Tel: 01604 820327.
Running: TBA.

Perrygrove Railway
1ft 3in gauge. B4228, Coleford, 
Gloucestershire.
Tel: 01594 834991.
Running: Dec 23, 27-31.

Rudyard Lake Railway
10¼in gauge, 1½ miles.
Leek, Staffs.
Tel: 01995 672280.
Running: Dec 31.

Severn Valley Railway
Standard gauge, 16 miles.
Kidderminster, Worcs DY10 1QR.
Tel: 01562 757900.
Running: Dec 23, 24, 26-31. Jan 1-3.

 

North West

East Lancashire Railway
Standard gauge, 12 miles, footplate experience. Bury, Lancs.
Tel: 01617 647790.
Running: Dec 23, 24, 26-28. Jan 1. TBA.

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
Standard gauge, 3½ miles.
Near Ulverston, Cumbria..
Tel: 01539 531594.
Running: TBA.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
1ft 3in gauge, seven miles..
Ravenglass, Cumbria..
Tel: 01229 717171.
Running: Dec 26-31. Jan 1-3.

 

North East

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Standard gauge, five miles.
Embsay, North Yorks..
Tel: 01756 710614.
Running: Dec 23, 24, 27.

Keighley & Worth 
Valley Railway
Standard gauge, five miles.
Keighley, West Yorks BD22 8NJ.
Tel: 01535 645214.
Running: Dec 23, 24.

Kirklees Light Railway
1ft 3in gauge, four miles.
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Tel: 01484 865727.
Running: Dec 23, 24. Jan 1-3.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Standard gauge, 18 miles.
Pickering,
North Yorkshire.
Tel: 01751 472508.
Running: Dec 23, 24.

Tanfield Railway
Standard gauge, three miles.
Near Gateshead,
Tyne and Wear.
Tel: 01913 887545.
Running: Dec 23, 24.

 

Wales

Conwy Valley Railway Museum
1ft 3in gauge. Betws-y-Coed, Conwy.
Tel: 01690 710568.
Running: W/Es.

Rhyl Miniature Railway
15in gauge, ¾ mile.
Manafon, near Welshpool, Powys.
Running: Dec 23, 24.

Talyllyn Railway
2ft 3in gauge, 7½ miles..
Tywyn, Gwynedd.
Tel: 01654 710472.
Open: Daily.
Running: Dec 23, 24, 26-31. Jan 1-3.

Teifi Valley Railway
2ft gauge, ½ mile.
Henllan, Ceredigion SA44 5TD.
Tel: 01559 371077.
Running: Dec 23.

 

Scotland

Strathspey Railway
Standard gauge, 10 miles.
Aviemore, Inverness-shire.
Tel: 01479 810725.
Running: Dec 23, 29-31.

 

Are you staging an event you think should be on this page and in one of our rail magazine titles? Submit your event here.