PRESERVED RAILWAY

Whats on guide

This page is starting to be updated​, please check back soon as railways announce there 2021 plans following the governments roadmap announcement.

The UK coronavirus lockdown has led to preserved railways in the unfortunate situation with no income from ticket sales, but still occurring costs for maintenance, insurance, improvement projects and overhauls. Most railways are running appeals to have get them stay afloat through this situation. Please, if you can, think about making a donation to your favourite preserved railway to help ensure that they can reopen in the future.

Welcome to the refreshed Whats On Guide from Preserved Railway. Covid-19 closed all railways in March 2020, but many lines are starting to announce their planned reopening dates. Most of these are pre-booked services only, visit their individual website/railway press to find out more details on how to book.

 

Some events are planning some events for the Autumn season, I will shortly be starting to list these, alongside the provisional 2021 dates.

As ever all information is provided in good faith, please check the railways own website/social media for full details.

Events are listed below by start date. Hover and click on the arrow for full dates and outline details of the event.

Scroll down for special event listings.

  • Mid Hants Railway - Diesel Gala - 25th-27th June 2021
    Mid Hants Railway - Diesel Gala - 25th-27th June 2021
    25 Jun, 09:00 – 27 Jun, 18:00
    Mid Hants Railway, The Railway Station, Station Road, New Alresford SO24 9JG, UK
  • Spa Valley Railway - Recreating West Country 'Brentor' - 26th-27th June 2021
    Spa Valley Railway - Recreating West Country 'Brentor' - 26th-27th June 2021
    26 Jun, 09:00 – 27 Jun, 20:00
    Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5QY, UK
    Battle of Britain 'Sir Keith Park' will be running as 34095 'Brentor' for the weekend.
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Real Ale Festival - 26th-27th June 2021
    Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Real Ale Festival - 26th-27th June 2021
    26 Jun, 10:00 – 27 Jun, 20:00
    Isle of Wight Steam Railway, The Railway Station, Main Rd, Havenstreet, Ryde PO33 4DS, UK
  • East Lancs Railway - Diesel Gala - 1st-3rd July 2021
    East Lancs Railway - Diesel Gala - 1st-3rd July 2021
    01 Jul, 09:00 – 03 Jul, 18:00
    East Lancashire Railway, 23A Bolton St, Bury BL9 0EY, UK
  • Somerset & Dorset Railway - Summer Mixed Traffic Gala - 2nd-4th July 2021
    02 Jul, 10:00 – 04 Jul, 16:00
    Somerset & Dorset, Midsomer Norton, Midsomer Norton, UK
    Featuring a visiting steam locomotive!
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway - The 1940s Experience - 3rd-4th July 2021
    Isle of Wight Steam Railway - The 1940s Experience - 3rd-4th July 2021
    03 Jul, 09:00 – 04 Jul, 19:00
    Isle of Wight Steam Railway, The Railway Station, Main Rd, Havenstreet, Ryde PO33 4DS, UK
  • Chasewater Railway - Road and Rail Steam Fair - 3rd-4th July 2021
    Chasewater Railway - Road and Rail Steam Fair - 3rd-4th July 2021
    03 Jul, 10:00 – 04 Jul, 17:00
    Chasewater Railway, Pool Rd, Burntwood, Walsall WS8 7NL, UK
  • Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - Classic Bus & Coach Rally - 4th July 2021
    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - Classic Bus & Coach Rally - 4th July 2021
    04 Jul, 10:00
    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Unit 1, Wirksworth Station, Coldwell St, Wirksworth, Matlock DE4 4FB, UK
  • Chasewater Railway - Diesel Gala - 10th-11th July 2021
    Chasewater Railway - Diesel Gala - 10th-11th July 2021
    10 Jul, 10:00 – 11 Jul, 17:00
    Chasewater Railway, Pool Rd, Burntwood, Walsall WS8 7NL, UK
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway - The Island Motor Show - 10th-11th July 2021
    Isle of Wight Steam Railway - The Island Motor Show - 10th-11th July 2021
    10 Jul, 10:00 – 11 Jul, 17:00
    Isle of Wight Steam Railway, The Railway Station, Main Rd, Havenstreet, Ryde PO33 4DS, UK
  • Mid Hants Railway - Alton Bus Rally - 18th June 2021
    Mid Hants Railway - Alton Bus Rally - 18th June 2021
    18 Jul, 08:00
    Mid Hants Railway, The Railway Station, Station Road, New Alresford SO24 9JG, UK
  • Great Central Railway - Beer Festival & Vintage Weekend - 22nd-25th July 2021
    Great Central Railway - Beer Festival & Vintage Weekend - 22nd-25th July 2021
    22 Jul, 08:00 – 25 Jul, 18:00
    Great Central Railway, Great Central Rd, Loughborough LE11 1RW, UK
    Beer Festival & Vintage Weekend
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Island Heritage Trains - 25th July 2021
    Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Island Heritage Trains - 25th July 2021
    25 Jul, 10:00
    Isle of Wight Steam Railway, The Railway Station, Main Rd, Havenstreet, Ryde PO33 4DS, UK
    Calbourne and Newport on a two train service including the 1st class magnificently restored IWR Carriage No. 10
  • Bala Lake Railway - Alice the Little Welsh Engine - 31st July 2021
    Bala Lake Railway - Alice the Little Welsh Engine - 31st July 2021
    31 Jul, 10:00
    Bala Lake Railway, Station Rd, Llanuwchllyn, Bala LL23 7DD, UK
  • Mid Norfolk Railway - 1940s Railway at War - 7th-8th August 2021
    Mid Norfolk Railway - 1940s Railway at War - 7th-8th August 2021
    07 Aug, 09:00 – 08 Aug, 18:00
    Mid Norfolk Railway, Railway Station, Station Rd, Dereham NR19 1DF, UK
  • Mid Hants Railway - Day out with Thomas - 7th-15th August 2021
    Mid Hants Railway - Day out with Thomas - 7th-15th August 2021
    07 Aug, 09:00 – 15 Aug, 18:00
    Mid Hants Railway, The Railway Station, Station Road, New Alresford SO24 9JG, UK
  • East Lancs Railway - Day out with Thomas - 7th-8th August 2021
    East Lancs Railway - Day out with Thomas - 7th-8th August 2021
    07 Aug, 09:00 – 08 Aug, 18:00
    East Lancashire Railway, 23A Bolton St, Bury BL9 0EY, UK
  • West Lancs Light Railway - Summer Gala - 7th-8th August 2021
    West Lancs Light Railway - Summer Gala - 7th-8th August 2021
    07 Aug, 10:00 – 17:00
    West Lancs Light Railway, Station Rd, Hesketh Bank, Preston PR4 6SP, UK