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2018 Special Events

Discussion in 'Galas and events' started by black5, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. black5

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    Once again I'm compiling a list of Special Events for UK preserved lines. I'll be updating the thread regularly for the next couple of months as more 2018 dates get confirmed. Please add events into the thread for me to update on.

    Visit the Whats On Guide Here for more detailed listings including vintage and family events.
    Printable PDF Event Listings (v1 to come early December 2017)

    Steam Events Listings Updated 22nd November 2017
    26th – 28th January 2018 - Great Central Railway - Winter Steam Gala
    3rd – 4th February 2018 - Churnet Valley Railway - Winter Steam Gala
    9th – 11th February 2018 - Mid Hants Railway “The Watercress Line” - Pre-Spring Gala
    3rd, 4th, 6th- 8th, 10th & 11th March 2018 - North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Tornado
    9th – 11th March 2017 - Keighley & Worth Valley Railway - Spring Steam Gala
    16th – 18th March 2018 - Severn Valley Railway - Spring Steam Gala
    22nd – 25th March 2018 - West Somerset Railway - Spring Steam Gala
    23rd – 25th March 2018 - Swanage Railway - Spring Steam Gala
    24th – 25th March 2018 - East Somerset Railway - Steam Gala
    30th March – 2nd April 2018 - Ribble Steam Railway - Steam Gala
    29th March – 2nd April 2018 - East Lancashire Railway - Tornado: The 100mph Locomotive
    5th – 8th April 2018 - Beamish – The North of England Open Air Museum - The Great War Steam Fair
    13th – 15th April 2018 - Llangollen Railway - Spring Steam Gala
    20th – 22nd April 2018 - North Norfolk Railway - Spring Steam Gala
    5th – 7th May 2018 - Nene Valley Railway - Tornado 10
    5th – 7th May 2018 - Spa Valley Railway - Bank Holiday Steam Weekend
    6th – 7th May 2018 - Buckinghamshire Railway Centre - Steam Gala & Model Railway Exhibition
    12th – 13th May 2018 - Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Spring Gala
    12th – 13th May 2018 - Great Central Railway - Goods Galore
    18th – 19th May 2018 - Bluebell Railway - Branch Line Weekend
    19th – 20th May 2018 - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway - Spring Steam & Real Ale Weekend
    20th May 2018 - Isle of Wight Steam Railway - IW Festival of Transport
    26th – 28th May 2018 - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway - Cotswold Festival of Steam
    26th – 28th May 2018 - Bure Valley Railway - Everything Goes Weekend
    26th – 28th May 2018 - Isle of Wight Steam Railway - May Spring Gala ‘The Three Ivatts’
    2nd June 2018 - Bressingham - Narrow Gauge East (Model Rail Exhibition)
    2nd – 3rd June 2018 - Severn Valley Railway - Goods Gala
    8th – 10th June 2018 - Epping Ongar Railway - Steam Gala
    9th – 10th June 2018 - Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway - Vintage Trains
    15th – 17th June 2018 - Great Central Railway - Model Event
    22nd – 25th June 2018 - Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway - HUNSLET 125
    23rd – 24th June 2018 - Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway - Welshpool Transport Festival
    24th June – 1st July 2018 - Keighley & Worth Valley Railway - 50th Anniversary Gala
    30th June – 1st July 2018 - Epping Ongar Railway - Victorian Weekend
    2nd – 8th July 2018 - North Norfolk Railway - The Story of Suburban Travel
    7th – 8th July 2018 - Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway - Vintage Trains
    21st – 22nd July 2018 - Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway - Vintage Trains
    4th – 5th August 2018 - Great Central Railway - 50th Anniversary The End of BR Steam
    11th – 12th August 2018 - Great Central Railway - 50th Anniversary The End of BR Steam
    25th – 27th August 2018 - East Somerset Railway - The Way We Were
    31st August – 2nd September 2018 - North Norfolk Railway - Autumn Steam Gala
    31st August – 2nd September 2018 - Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway - Steam Gala
    14th – 16th September 2018 - Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway - Superpower 2018
    20th – 23rd September 2018 - Severn Valley Railway - Autumn Steam Gala
    22nd – 23rd September 2018 - Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway - Vintage Trains
    27th – 30th September 2018 - West Somerset Railway - Autumn Steam Gala
    28th – 30th September 2018 - North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Annual Steam Gala
    29th – 30th September 2018 - Ribble Steam Railway - Steam Gala
    29th – 30th September 2018 - Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Autumn Gala
    4th – 7th October 2018 - Great Central Railway - Autumn Steam Gala
    5th – 7th October 2018 - Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway - Victorian Weekend
    12th -14th October 2018 - Swanage Railway - Autumn Steam Gala
    12th – 14th October 2018 - Llangollen Railway - Autumn Steam Gala
    12th – 14th October 2018 - Bluebell Railway - Autumn Gala
    19th – 21st October 2018 - Churnet Valley Railway - Autumn Steam Gala
    17th – 18th November 2018 - Great Central Railway - ‘Last Hurrah’ Steam Gala
    29th – 30th December 2018 - West Somerset Railway - Winter Steam Festival

    Mixed Traction Events Updated 22nd November 2017
    24th – 25th March 2018 - Great Central Railway - Mountsorrel Branch Running
    30th March – 2nd April 2018 - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway - Opening to Broadway
    7th – 8th April 2018 - Severn Valley Railway - Open House Weekend
    15th April 2018 - Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre - Spring Industrial Trains Day
    21st – 22nd April 2018 - Hampton Kempton Waterworks Railway - Railway Open Day
    5th – 7th May 2018 - North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Behind the Scenes
    12th – 13th May 2018 - Epping Ongar Railway - London Transport Weekend (inc Bus Rally)
    17th – 19th May 2018 - Barrow Hill Roundhouse - Rail Ale 2018
    20th May 2018 - Severn Valley Railway - Mixed Traction Day
    30th June – 1st July 2018 - Llangollen Railway - Classic Transport Weekend
    30th June – 1st July 2018 - Spa Valley Railway - Summer Transport Festival
    12th – 15th July 2018 - Beamish – The North of England Open Air Museum - Festival of the 50s
    14th – 15th July 2018 - North Yorkshire Moors Railway - 60s Fest
    14th – 15th July 2018 - Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre - Railway Gala Weekend
    21st – 22nd July 2018 - Great Central Railway - TPO & Mountsorrel Branch Weekend
    4th – 5th August 2018 - Llangollen Railway - 60s Weekend
    1st – 2nd September 2018 - West Somerset Railway - Late Summer Weekend
    29th – 30th September 2018 - Severn Valley Railway - Small Engine Weekend
    20th – 21st October 2018 - Great Central Railway - Mountsorrel Branch Running
    21st October 2018 - Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre - Autumn Industrial Trains
    27th – 28th October 2018 - Great Central Railway Nottingham - Anything Goes Gala Weekend
    29th & 30th December 2018 - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway - Christmas Cracker
    30th December 2018 - Great Central Railway Nottingham - End of Year Mixed Traffic Gala

    Diesel Events Listings Updated 22nd November 2017

    10th – 11th March 2018 - Spa Valley Railway - Spring Diesel Gala
    16th March 2018 - Great Central Railway - Diesel Running Day
    23rd – 25th March 2018 - Bluebell Railway - Diesel Gala
    14th – 15th April 2018 - Ribble Steam Railway - Diesel Gala
    14th – 15th April 2018 - Great Central Railway - Diesel Gala
    28th – 29th April 2018 - Epping Ongar Railway - Spring Diesel Gala
    10th – 13th May 2018 - Swanage Railway - Diesel Gala
    17th – 19th May 2018 - Severn Valley Railway - Spring Diesel Festival
    8th June 2018 - Great Central Railway - Diesel Running Day
    8th – 10th June 2018 - West Somerset Railway - Diesel Gala
    10th June 2018 - Great Central Railway Nottingham - Summer Diesel Extravaganza
    15th – 17th June 2018 - North Norfolk Railway - Diesel Gala
    30th June – 1st July 2018 - Great Central Railway Nottingham - Summer Diesel Extravaganza
    13th July 2018 - Great Central Railway - Diesel Running Day
    27th – 29th July 2018 - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway - Back to Broadway Heritage Diesel Gala
    3rd – 5th August 2018 - Spa Valley Railway - Summer Diesel Gala
    17th August 2018 - Great Central Railway - Diesel Running Day
    19th August 2018 - Hampton Kempton Waterworks Railway - Superheroes Day
    8th – 9th September 2018 - Great Central Railway - Diesel Gala
    15th – 16th September 2018 - Epping Ongar Railway - Autumn Diesel Gala
    20th – 23rd September 2018 - Great Central Railway - Beer Festival / Piston & Pumps Festival
    29th – 30th September 2018 - Llangollen Railway - Autumn Diesel Gala
    6th – 7th October 2018 - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway - Autumn Diesel Weekend
    6th – 7th October 2018 - Ribble Steam Railway - Diesel Gala
    19th – 21st October 2018 - Spa Valley Railway - 8th CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival & Diesel Gala
     
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    Epping Ongar's London Transport weekend is now listed on their website as 12 & 13 May
     
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    Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Spring Gala - 12th & 13th May
    Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Autumn Gala - 29th & 30th September
     
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    26th to 28th May 2918. Ivatt Gala at Isle of Wight Steam Railway (41298, 41313 and 44647) see www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

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    Tracks to the Trenches 3 at the Apedale Valley Light Railway will be July 13, 14 and 15. The event specific website, www.ww1-event.org will start to burst into life again in the next few weeks.

    The Diesel Delights event will return, 1st weekend in October.

    Thanks!
     

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