Events Diary

A selection of events being held in February. For full listings of any heritage railway’s events, please visit their own website.

If you are a member of a heritage railway and want your events listed here, please send details to info@british-heritage-railways.co.uk for priority attention.

Kent & East Sussex Railway Santa Specials

Lavender Line

Tanfield Railway
7/2/16 : Branch Line Day
Today our passenger train will have freight vehicles included to replicate that typical branch line train. Watch the station porters unload and load goods at Andrews House station.

Mid-Hants Railway
12/2/16 – 14/2/16 : Spring Steam Gala
Join us for a Guildford shed themed event with an intensive timetable, behind the scenes tours and much more! Our two guest locos have been confirmed as SR Q Class No. 30541 courtesy of the Bluebell Railway and LWSR T9 Class No. 30120 courtesy of the National Railway Museum. Our Ivatt Tank No. 41312 will be back in steam and it will be the last gala for West Country Class No. 34007 ‘Wadebridge’ as her boiler ticket expires in early March.

Nene Valley Railway
13/2/16 – 14/2/16 : Half Term
Join us for the Half Term Holidays! Enjoy a little nostalgia with a trip along the picturesque Nene Valley from the comfort of our carriages, pulled behind a Steam Locomotive.

Talyllyn Railway
13/2/16 – 14/2/16 : Locals Weekend
If you live locally to the Talyllyn Railway, come along and travel on the Railway at special reduced fares all weekend.

Bure Valley Railway
13/2/16 – 21/2/16 : Teddy Bear Express
Join our new mascot Bear for a week of fun! Free travel for every child who brings it’s own teddy when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. Teddy bear themed food also available at Aylsham. Every child travelling will be able to take part in a bear themed competition.

Gwili Railway
13/2/16 – 21/2/16 : February Half Term
We are once again open for February Half Term for you to take a step back in time to a gentler era.

South Devon Railway
13/2/16 – 21/2/16 : Winter Steam Festival
British Railways branch line trains of the 1950s and 1960s. Steam auto-trains, passenger, mixed and goods trains and diesel railcar and visiting GWR locos 0-6-0PT No 4612 from the Bodmin & Wenford Railway and former Buckfastleigh resident, 0-4-2T No 1450.

Tanfield Railway
14/2/16 – 21/2/16 : On the Wagon
Today our passenger train will be joined by a ride-on freight train. Experience the sights and sounds onboard a freight train. 20 spaces will be available each trip and 4 departures throughout the day are planned. Also, watch the station porters unload and load goods at Andrews House station.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
16/2/16 – 18/2/16 : Postman Pat
Meet everyone’s favourite Postman – Postman Pat.

Nene Valley Railway
16/2/16 – 18/2/16 : Half Term
Join us for the Half Term Holidays! Enjoy a little nostalgia with a trip along the picturesque Nene Valley from the comfort of our carriages, pulled behind a Steam Locomotive.

East Lancashire Railway
20/2/16 – 21/2/16 : Spring Diesel Gala
We will be running an all diesel timetable for the whole weekend which will feature locomotives from both the ELR’s own highly regarded home fleet, as well as visiting guest locomotives from other heritage railways.

Nene Valley Railway
20/2/16 – 21/2/16 : Half Term
Join us for the Half Term Holidays! Enjoy a little nostalgia with a trip along the picturesque Nene Valley from the comfort of our carriages, pulled behind a Steam Locomotive.

East Anglian Railway Museum
26/2/16 – 27/2/16 : 7th Winter Beer Festival
Held in the characteristic Goods shed at the museum, which gives the great atmosphere (and some heating). 60+ beers plus a selection of ciders & perrys.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
26/2/16 – 28/2/16 : 2016 Winter Steam Gala
As an antidote to those cold Winter days, whether you’re a railway enthusiast or just looking for something a bit different to do – you’re sure to have a memorable day out at the Winter Steam Gala. Guest locomotive for the Gala will be LNER KI 2-6-0 62005 which, being mainline certified, will come to the Railway via the Aire Valley line.

Mid-Norfolk Railway
27/2/16 : Model Railway Exhibition at Dereham
Join us on board our Heritage train service which is running to connect with the Dereham Model Railway Exhibition, taking place at the Dereham Memorial Hall, a short 5 minute walk from the station.

Churnet Valley Railway
27/2/16 – 28/2/16 : Winter Steam Gala
Join us for the return of our traditional Winter Steam Gala, seeing a selection of locomotives operate a variety of services along both the Churnet Valley and Cauldon Lowe lines.

Tanfield Railway
28/2/16 : Coals to Newcastle
Today passenger train services will be joined by our demonstration coal train and experience the sights, sounds and smells of colliery coal trains from days gone by. Also, watch the station porters unload and load goods at Andrews House station.