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Statesman Rail (Railtour) SUSSEX COAST STATESMAN

SUSSEX COAST STATESMAN SATURDAY 15 AUGUST 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Shrewsbury (06.10/22.50) Wellington (06.30/22.30) Telford (06.45/22.10) Wolverhampton (07.05/21.45) Tame Bridge Parkway (07.20/21.30) Birmingham International (07.50/21.00) Coventry (08.05/20.40) Rugby (08.20/20.10) Northampton (08.40/19.50) Milton Keynes (09.00/19.30) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change This is a day out not to be missed as we travel through the heart of England to Eastbourne on the sunny Sussex coast where the biggest annual 'free' airshow in Britain is staged on the promenade and seashore. Aerial displays could include the 'Red Arrows', 'Battle of Britain Memorial flight', the 'Falcon freefall parachute team' and many, many more international aircraft offering acrobatic and land displays. Our train takes the North London line to Clapham Junction where we join the Brighton line for a fast run past Gatwick Airport and towards the lovely Sussex Downs National Park and through the pretty town of Lewes prior to our arrival in the elegant resort of Eastbourne about lunch time. Around four hours will be available at your leisure to view the spectacle of 'Airbourne 2020'. Held to be one of the sunniest resorts in England award winning Eastbourne, which nestles at the foot of the south downs next to the national beauty spot Beachy Head, owes much to the Victorians and the 7th Duke of Devonshire who laid out many beautiful parks and gardens and built the pier. If the airshow does not appeal this elegant town has many charms awaiting discovery including an excellent shopping centre and traditional seaside bandstands. Our train returns in the late afternoon as we retrace our outward journey.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The West Somerset Steam Express

The West Somerset Steam Express Saturday 15th August 2020 This series of trains from London Paddington to Minehead features haulage by two steam locomotives in one day. An express steam locomotive will haul our train from London Paddington to the West Somerset Railway at Bishops Lydeard. The Heritage Railway will then provide a steam locomotive to haul our train to Minehead and back. This provides a truly fascinating day out travelling through beautiful scenery to the Bristol Channel coast. We leave London Paddington at around 08:05, steam hauled by Princess Coronation class steam locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland and stop at Slough and Reading to pick up more passengers. At Reading we join the Berks and Hants line which runs through picturesque rural countryside. We pass the celebrated Newbury Racecourse before making our final stop for passengers at Newbury station. We continue westwards, travelling beside the tranquil Kennet & Avon Canal, and climbing steadily to Savernake Summit. We pass through the Vale of Pewsey, with views of one of the famous Wiltshire White Horses as we approach Westbury and continue through undulating agricultural countryside to Taunton. Soon after leaving Taunton, we arrive at Norton Fitzwarren, where we transfer to the West Somerset Railway (WSR), the longest Heritage Railway in the country. We continue to Bishops Lydeard, where a WSR steam locomotive will take over our train for the remainder of the journey to Minehead. The WSR runs along the edge of the Quantock Hills between Bishops Lydeard and Watchet where it meets the coast. The line then turns inland to Washford and returns to the coast at Blue Anchor, passing near to Dunster with its magnificent castle, and terminating at Minehead. On arrival at Minehead, there will be more than two hours to explore this delightful Bristol Channel seaside resort, where the railway station is close to the beach. A WSR steam locomotive will haul our train from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard, where our main line steam locomotive will take over for the return journey to London Paddington. The train will stop at Newbury, Reading and Slough to set down passengers.

Kirklees Light Railway (Heritage Line Event) Katie & Sian Weekends

Katie & Sian Weekends Join the beautiful ex-Fairbourne sister locomotives, Katie & Sian, as they work together exclusively on these special weekends in 2020. The locomotives will be hauling the scheduled passenger services on the following weekends: 7-8 March 2020 13-14 June 2020 15-16 August 2020 Standard ticket fares apply and tickets can be purchased on the day. Tickets need not be purchased in advance but, if you would prefer to do so, they may be purchased up to midnight the day before travel from here. Please note these services are subject to last minute changes relating to locomotive and driver availability.

Scottish Vintage Bus Museum (Buses) 2020 Open Weekend

2020 Open Weekend

Vintage Trains (Steam Railtour) The Shakespeare Express 2020
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The Shakespeare Express 2020 Summer Sundays 19th July ~ 26th July ~ 2nd August ~ 9th August ~ 16th August ~ 23rd August ~ 30th August ~ 6th September Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford Upon Avon and return Enjoy a return trip to world famous Stratford upon Avon with hot breakfast rolls on the way there. In Stratford you have around 4 hours to explore before we take you back to Birmingham Snow Hill. Treat yourself to a packed lunch picnic box containing a selection of sandwiches, cake and scones with jam and cream to unpack in Stratford or eat on the journey back to Birmingham. Return Ticket Prices: Standard Class ?35 per person; First Class ?45 per person plus the cost of at least one meal choice. Every Standard Class adult ticket holder can take a child of 12 years or under with them for free. Stratford Upon Avon - Birmingham Snow Hill and return A steam trip to central Birmingham and back, enjoying a picnic lunch on the way. Choose between 'The Castle' or 'The Hall' hampers for two persons, both of which are presented in a traditional wicker hamper for you to unpack, enjoy and keep. 'The Castle' includes a premium selection of freshly prepared seasonal dishes; while 'The Hall' contains a selection of fresh sandwiches, cake and scones with clotted cream and jam.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Waverley

The Waverley Sunday 16th August 2020 This summer series of steam hauled trains provides an opportunity for passengers from York, Leeds and the Aire Valley to travel over the spectacular Settle & Carlisle Railway, probably the most famous railway route in Britain. There is also the option of visiting the Cumbrian market town of Appleby or the border city of Carlisle. These day trips revive the nostalgic former days of steam when travel by train through magnificent scenery was an experience to savour. Our steam hauled train leaves York, hauled by a steam locomotive from the Carnforth pool, at 09:30 and heads for Church Fenton where we take the direct route to Leeds. We stop to pick up more passengers at Leeds, Shipley, Keighley, and Skipton. There will be a stop at Hellifield for our steam locomotive to take on water before we join the famous Settle & Carlisle Railway at Settle Junction. Here begins one of the most arduous climbs on Britain's railway network, a total of 15 miles mainly at a gradient of 1 in 100. Once through Settle station, there are magnificent views across the Fells to the Pennine Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. We cross the breathtaking Ribblehead Viaduct, high above the valley floor, and enter Blea Moor Tunnel. We pass through Dent Dale and the highest open station in England at Dent, travelling through tunnels and crossing valleys on numerous lofty viaducts, as we make the final ascent to Ais Gill Summit (1169 feet). We travel high above the valley at Mallerstang and then drop down through Kirkby Stephen to Appleby, where our locomotive takes on water. Passengers who choose to alight at Appleby will have around four hours to visit this historic market town, which lies in a loop of the picturesque river Eden. Passengers choosing to continue to Carlisle will have over one and a half hours to explore the Border City, possibly visiting the castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum or the Lanes Shopping Centre. Our train leaves Carlisle for the return journey at around 16:15 and climbs almost continuously for just under 50 miles back up to Ais Gill summit. We stop, en route, at Appleby for our steam locomotive to take on water and to pick up those passengers who spent the afternoon there. We continue to stops at Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Leeds, and York, to set down passengers.

SRPS Railtours (Steam Railtour) SRPS RAILTOURS : PROVISIONAL 2020 PROGRAMME
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SRPS RAILTOURS : PROVISIONAL 2020 PROGRAMME Sunday 16 August : AVIEMORE & INVERNESS Steam-hauled by A1 Class 60163 Tornado From LINLITHGOW, Dalgety Bay, Kirkcaldy, Ladybank, Perth Over the Forth Bridge and through Fife to Perth, then over the Highland Line via Blair Atholl, Drumochter, Aviemore and Culloden.

Kirklees Light Railway (Heritage Line Event) Katie & Sian Weekends

Katie & Sian Weekends Join the beautiful ex-Fairbourne sister locomotives, Katie & Sian, as they work together exclusively on these special weekends in 2020. The locomotives will be hauling the scheduled passenger services on the following weekends: 7-8 March 2020 13-14 June 2020 15-16 August 2020 Standard ticket fares apply and tickets can be purchased on the day. Tickets need not be purchased in advance but, if you would prefer to do so, they may be purchased up to midnight the day before travel from here. Please note these services are subject to last minute changes relating to locomotive and driver availability.

Scottish Vintage Bus Museum (Buses) 2020 Open Weekend

2020 Open Weekend

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. This alone is a sight to behold as the engine builds up sufficient steam for the highlight of your journey on the famous Settle to Carlisle line. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, this alone is a sight to behold as the engine builds up sufficient steam for the highlight of your journey on the famous Settle to Carlisle line.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Morning Royal Windsor Express
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Morning Royal Windsor Express London Victoria to Windsor one way

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Mid Morning Royal Windsor Express
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Mid Morning Royal Windsor Express London Victoria to Windsor one way

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Afternoon Royal Windsor Express
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Afternoon Royal Windsor Express London Victoria to Windsor one way

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) The Sunset Steam Express
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The Sunset Steam Express London Victoria - Surrey Hills - London Victoria Join us for a round trip through the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The grandeur and beauty of these hills embrace an amazing variety of countryside from rolling chalk downs and flower rich grasslands, to acid heaths and woodlands.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) THE FELLSMAN

THE FELLSMAN WEDNESDAY 19 AUGUST 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Crewe (07.35/21.30) Warrington Bank Quay (08.15/20.30) Wigan North Western (08.30/20.05) Leyland (08.50/19.45) Blackburn (09.10/19.20) Clitheroe (09.35/18.50) Hellifield (10.40/17.35) All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change - Tickets and confirmed timings will be forwarded by post 7 days prior to departure The popular 'Fellsman' runs again in summer 2020 for its 12th season offering a 300-mile return steam hauled journey from Crewe on the spectacular 'Settle to Carlisle Railway' as we travel through the Yorkshire Dales and climb high towards the roof of England. With its great limestone peaks and deep valleys, the legendary 'Settle to Carlisle' line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the magnificent 24 arch viaduct at Ribblehead. Time will be available for sightseeing in the historic border city of Carlisle - or perhaps alight at Appleby and take an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage bus with a cruise on beautiful Ullswater. The Settle & Carlisle line is known for its magnificent scenery and steep gradient, so our engine will be working hard as we climb to the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct with stunning views of the three peaks. Passengers get a marvellous view down Dent Dale as the train emerges from Blea Moor tunnel and approaching Garsdale you will see sweeping views of Wensleydale - with our engine in full flight we climb at 1 in 100 towards the summit of the line at Ais Gill. Travelling on through the lush Eden Valley to the historic border city of Carlisle where we arrive about 13.10. You may choose to stroll between the castle and cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - all surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained so creating the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Returning from Carlisle about 15.45 and following a stop for water at Appleby we travel over the same spectacular route giving another opportunity to experience the beauty of the high Pennines and pretty Ribble Valley as our locomotive works hard up the steep and taxing climb of Wilpshire Bank being a fitting end to a perfect day. The train is steam hauled throughout by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 'Royal Scot' - West Country Class, No. 34046 'Braunton' - Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 'Britannia'.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Dorset Coast Express

The Dorset Coast Express Thursday 20th August 2020 Prices from: ?99 We are offering a number of attractive summer day trips from London to Weymouth by steam train.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough. Choice of two journeys To York or Scarborough Via Skipton and Leeds: Running Thursdays on 18th June, 9th and 23rd July, 6th and 20th August and 3rd September 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Hellifield, Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Woodlesford (Leeds) and York. View Journey To York or Scarborough Via Preston and Wakefield: Running Thursdays on 25th June, 16th and 30th July, 13th and 27th August 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Wakefield KG and York. View Journey Join us for a scenic tour which combines a truly wonderful journey in traditional carriages across Lancashire and the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy the evocative smells and sounds of steam haulage from York and the beautiful scenery of North Yorkshire to the East Coast. From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail and some even featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel from Carnforth for the first part of the journey, then from York we pick up a steam engine taking us to Scarborough on a memorable journey. scarborough spa scarborough spa Due to the high demand for seats last year we are once more offering passengers the chance to travel from the West Coast of Britain en route to historic York then across North Yorkshire to the Spa town of Scarborough on the East Coast. Vintage Mark I and II carriages pull out of Carnforth on two routes, collecting passengers at various pick up stations. Arriving in York we pick up one of the oldest Steam engines in the world and continue by steam across North Yorkshire to Scarborough, where we have around three hours to enjoy and explore. Alternatively passengers may choose at alight at York and discover the many attractions of this historical, walled city. On the return journey, we leave Scarborough again by steam heading towards York before continuing on the same route, calling at the same stations before arriving back in Carnforth.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cotswold Venturer

The Cotswold Venturer Saturday 22nd August 2020 Join us on this scenic rail tour by steam train through the beautiful Cotswold Hills. Our destination is the cathedral city of Worcester, located on the banks of the River Severn and internationally famous as the home of Worcestershire Sauce. We travel outward via the Golden Valley line through Stroud and Kemble and also return the same way, which will include the steep climb up to Sapperton tunnel. Our steam hauled train leaves London Paddington at around 07:40 hauled by Princess Coronation Class steam locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland and heads down the ex-Great Western Railway (GWR) main line. We stop at Slough, Reading and Didcot to pick up more passengers. Our journey continues through the Vale of White Horse to Swindon, where we take the Golden Valley line through Kemble and up the climb to Sapperton Tunnel. We bypass Gloucester and head northwards through Cheltenham to Abbotswood Junction, were we leave the main line to Birmingham and head for Worcester Shrub Hill. There will be more than three hours to explore the fine city of Worcester. The river Severn runs through the city and is overlooked by the 12th century Worcester Cathedral. The site of the final battle of the Civil War between Oliver Cromwell and King Charles II was here. It is also the home of Royal Worcester Porcelain, and the birthplace of the composer Sir Edward Elgar is nearby at Lower Broadheath. Our steam hauled train leaves Worcester Shrub Hill in the late afternoon and returns to London via the Golden Valley line. We follow the former Great Western Railway route from Standish Junction and climb steadily through Stroud before the gradients increase dramatically to 1 in 74 at Chalford. We continue to climb through the Golden Valley at a gradient of 1 in 60 prior to entering Sapperton tunnel at the summit of the climb. On easier gradients, we descend through Kemble and onwards through Wiltshire to the former railway town of Swindon. We will now retrace our earlier route through the Vale of White Horse back to Didcot and Reading. Our final part of the journey calls at Reading and Slough before arriving back in London Paddington in the evening.

Peak Rail (Diesel Gala) The Return of the Shunter Hunter Gala

The Return of the Shunter Hunter Gala Always popular with our faithful customers another Shunter Hunter Gala, with a mixed bag of diverse traction. We are hoping to debut either D2289 or D2229, depending on our ever-present workload. There are also prospects of 09001 coming back into the pool of working locos. We will have to see how things develop. Barring any unforeseen difficulties, at least eight shunters will be working each day of the Gala. These will be selected from the following; D2953, D2854, D2139, 03113, 03099, D2205, D2284, D2587, D2420, 07001, PWM654, D9525 and 'Bigga' our industrial loco, with 08016 acting as the Thunderbird Loco. Nearer the weekend we will be announcing a definitive list of locos working. Please note as far as possible all the locos chosen to work will work both days, in pairs or singly, topping and tailing on our brakevans. The Heritage Shunters Trust reserves the right to add/alter/cancel any of the details of this event without prior notice. For further information about this event please visit www.heritageshunterstrust.com Peak Rail trains will also be in operation from 11.00am and normal fares and timetable will apply to these.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) THE WHITE ROSE

THE WHITE ROSE SATURDAY 22 AUGUST 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Wolverhampton (06.00/23.20) Codsall (06.10/23.10) Telford (06.30/22.55) Wellington (06.40/22.45) Shrewsbury (07.00/22.30) Whitchurch (07.30/22.10) Crewe (08.10/21.30) Warrington Bank Quay (09.05/20.50) Newton le Willows (09.25/20.35) Manchester Victoria (09.55/20.00) All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change - Tickets and confirmed timings will be forwarded by post 7 days prior to departure Enjoy a fabulous day tour travelling through the impressive Pennines over two very different routes with the outward journey taking the spectacular Vale of Edale through the Peak District National Park with stunning views of Mam Tor and Kinder Scout and through Sheffield to historic York for a sightseeing afternoon break. We return through Wakefield and true Pennine scenery with the rugged and steep sided Calder Valley towering over the train with its stone architecture clinging to the hillside and the restored Rochdale Canal keeping company with the line. Continuing through Todmorden and Rochdale we head homeward toward Manchester. Our train leaves Manchester Victoria with the taxing climb up Miles Platting bank and threads its way through the suburbs to join the former Midland Railway line across the Peak District and into the beautiful Vale of Edale. This route is spectacularly scenic and encompasses several long tunnels, including passing through the 3?-mile long Totley Tunnel, opened in 1892, before arrival at Sheffield. On departure we head northwards through Meadowhall, adjacent to the famous Shopping Centre, and onwards, avoiding Rotherham towards Swinton and Pontefract. We make our way through Church Fenton and follow the East Coast Main Line towards York. Nowhere in northern England says 'medieval' quite like York, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth that has lost little of its pre-industrial lustre. A magnificent circuit of 13th-century walls encloses a medieval spider's web of narrow streets. At its heart lies the immense, awe-inspiring York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. York's long history and rich heritage is woven into virtually every brick and beam, and the modern, tourist-oriented city - with its myriad museums including the Jorvik Centre and superb National Railway Museum, restaurants, cafes including Bettys Tearoom which is a must for a divine afternoon tea. Our return in the late afternoon journeys west through Wakefield and the true Pennine scenery of the Calder Valley as we pass the preserved Lancashire & Yorkshire railway station at Hebden Bridge thence through Todmorden and Rochdale. The train is steam hauled from Crewe by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 'Royal Scot' - West Country Class, No. 34046 'Braunton' - Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 'Britannia' - LNER A4 Pacific, No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

Vintage Trains (Steam Railtour) The Shakespeare Express 2020
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The Shakespeare Express 2020 Summer Sundays 19th July ~ 26th July ~ 2nd August ~ 9th August ~ 16th August ~ 23rd August ~ 30th August ~ 6th September Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford Upon Avon and return Enjoy a return trip to world famous Stratford upon Avon with hot breakfast rolls on the way there. In Stratford you have around 4 hours to explore before we take you back to Birmingham Snow Hill. Treat yourself to a packed lunch picnic box containing a selection of sandwiches, cake and scones with jam and cream to unpack in Stratford or eat on the journey back to Birmingham. Return Ticket Prices: Standard Class ?35 per person; First Class ?45 per person plus the cost of at least one meal choice. Every Standard Class adult ticket holder can take a child of 12 years or under with them for free. Stratford Upon Avon - Birmingham Snow Hill and return A steam trip to central Birmingham and back, enjoying a picnic lunch on the way. Choose between 'The Castle' or 'The Hall' hampers for two persons, both of which are presented in a traditional wicker hamper for you to unpack, enjoy and keep. 'The Castle' includes a premium selection of freshly prepared seasonal dishes; while 'The Hall' contains a selection of fresh sandwiches, cake and scones with clotted cream and jam.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Waverley

The Waverley Sunday 23rd August 2020 This steam hauled train provides an opportunity for passengers from York, Leeds and the Aire Valley to travel over the spectacular Settle & Carlisle Railway, probably the most famous railway route in Britain. There is also the option of visiting the Cumbrian market town of Appleby or the border city of Carlisle. These day trips revive the nostalgic former days of steam when travel by train through magnificent scenery was an experience to savour. Our steam hauled train leaves York hauled by steam locomotive No.60103 Flying Scotsman at 09:30 and heads for Church Fenton where we take the direct route to Leeds. We stop to pick up more passengers at Leeds, Shipley, Keighley and Skipton. There will be a stop for our steam locomotive to take on water before we join the famous Settle & Carlisle Railway at Settle Junction. Here begins one of the most arduous climbs on Britain's railway network, a total of 15 miles mainly at a gradient of 1 in 100. We cross the breathtaking Ribblehead Viaduct, high above the valley floor, and enter Blea Moor Tunnel. We pass through the highest station open in England at Dent, travelling through tunnels and crossing valleys on numerous viaducts. There are magnificent views across the Fells to the Pennine Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough as we make the final ascent to Ais Gill Summit (1169 feet). We travel high above the valley at Mallerstang and then drop down through Kirkby Stephen to Appleby, where our locomotive takes on water. Passengers who choose to alight at Appleby will have around four hours to visit this historic market town that lies in a loop of the picturesque river Eden. Passengers choosing to continue to Carlisle will have over one and a half hours to explore the Border City, possibly visiting the castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum or the Lanes Shopping Centre. Our train leaves Carlisle for the return journey at around 16:15 and climbs almost continuously for just under 50 miles back up to Ais Gill summit. We stop, en route, at Appleby for our steam locomotive to take on water and to pick up those passengers who spent the afternoon there. We continue our journey back to York, stopping at Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Leeds, and York, to set down passengers.

SRPS Railtours (Steam Railtour) SRPS RAILTOURS : PROVISIONAL 2020 PROGRAMME
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SRPS RAILTOURS : PROVISIONAL 2020 PROGRAMME Sunday 23 August : THE FIFE CIRCLE - Edinburgh Suburban Circle, Forth Bridge, Fife Circle Steam-hauled by A1 Class 60163 Tornado From EDINBURGH Waverley (morning and afternoon trains) Morning and afternoon steam specials round the 'Fife Circle'; over the Forth Bridge, along the Fife Coast and round the Fife Circle to Dunfermline, then back across the Forth Bridge and round the Edinburgh South Suburban Circle to Waverley station.

East Somerset Railway (Heritage Line Event) Heritage Diesel Service and Steam

Heritage Diesel Service and Steam For diesel enthusiasts and general visitors alike! On selected dates throughout our running season we offer the bonus of a Heritage Diesel Service for you to enjoy. Your day rover ticket allows you to ride one or all of the Heritage Diesel Services and Steam Trains on the day. The Heritage Diesel Service runs at 11.45am & 2.45pm on the dates below. Standard ticket prices apply. If you would like to know more information about the Heritage Diesel Multiple Unit please click on the 'About Us' menu at the top of the page and scroll down to 'Our Locomotives and Stock'.

Peak Rail (Diesel Gala) The Return of the Shunter Hunter Gala

The Return of the Shunter Hunter Gala Always popular with our faithful customers another Shunter Hunter Gala, with a mixed bag of diverse traction. We are hoping to debut either D2289 or D2229, depending on our ever-present workload. There are also prospects of 09001 coming back into the pool of working locos. We will have to see how things develop. Barring any unforeseen difficulties, at least eight shunters will be working each day of the Gala. These will be selected from the following; D2953, D2854, D2139, 03113, 03099, D2205, D2284, D2587, D2420, 07001, PWM654, D9525 and 'Bigga' our industrial loco, with 08016 acting as the Thunderbird Loco. Nearer the weekend we will be announcing a definitive list of locos working. Please note as far as possible all the locos chosen to work will work both days, in pairs or singly, topping and tailing on our brakevans. The Heritage Shunters Trust reserves the right to add/alter/cancel any of the details of this event without prior notice. For further information about this event please visit www.heritageshunterstrust.com Peak Rail trains will also be in operation from 11.00am and normal fares and timetable will apply to these.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. This alone is a sight to behold as the engine builds up sufficient steam for the highlight of your journey on the famous Settle to Carlisle line. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, this alone is a sight to behold as the engine builds up sufficient steam for the highlight of your journey on the famous Settle to Carlisle line.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Morning Royal Windsor Express
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Morning Royal Windsor Express London Victoria to Windsor one way

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Mid Morning Royal Windsor Express
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Mid Morning Royal Windsor Express London Victoria to Windsor one way

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Afternoon Royal Windsor Express
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Afternoon Royal Windsor Express London Victoria to Windsor one way

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) The Sunset Steam Express
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The Sunset Steam Express London Victoria - Surrey Hills - London Victoria Join us for a round trip through the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The grandeur and beauty of these hills embrace an amazing variety of countryside from rolling chalk downs and flower rich grasslands, to acid heaths and woodlands.

Talyllyn Railway (Heritage Line Event) Peter Sam's 65th Birthday

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West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough. Choice of two journeys To York or Scarborough Via Skipton and Leeds: Running Thursdays on 18th June, 9th and 23rd July, 6th and 20th August and 3rd September 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Hellifield, Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Woodlesford (Leeds) and York. View Journey To York or Scarborough Via Preston and Wakefield: Running Thursdays on 25th June, 16th and 30th July, 13th and 27th August 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Wakefield KG and York. View Journey Join us for a scenic tour which combines a truly wonderful journey in traditional carriages across Lancashire and the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy the evocative smells and sounds of steam haulage from York and the beautiful scenery of North Yorkshire to the East Coast. From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail and some even featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel from Carnforth for the first part of the journey, then from York we pick up a steam engine taking us to Scarborough on a memorable journey. scarborough spa scarborough spa Due to the high demand for seats last year we are once more offering passengers the chance to travel from the West Coast of Britain en route to historic York then across North Yorkshire to the Spa town of Scarborough on the East Coast. Vintage Mark I and II carriages pull out of Carnforth on two routes, collecting passengers at various pick up stations. Arriving in York we pick up one of the oldest Steam engines in the world and continue by steam across North Yorkshire to Scarborough, where we have around three hours to enjoy and explore. Alternatively passengers may choose at alight at York and discover the many attractions of this historical, walled city. On the return journey, we leave Scarborough again by steam heading towards York before continuing on the same route, calling at the same stations before arriving back in Carnforth.

Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway (Heritage Line Event) It`s 1960!' 60th Anniversary of opening of LCLR - a World First!

It`s 1960!' 60th Anniversary of opening of LCLR - a World First!

Statesman Rail (Railtour) DARTMOUTH REGATTA STATESMAN

DARTMOUTH REGATTA STATESMAN FRIDAY 28 AUGUST 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Rugby (06.20/23.40) Coventry (06.40/23.20) Hampton in Arden (06.50/23.10) Birmingham International 07.00/23.00) Birmingham New Street (07.20/22.40) Barnt Green (07.50/22.20) Bromsgrove (08.10/22.10) Droitwich Spa (08.35/21.40) Worcester Shrub Hill (08.50/21.25) Cheltenham Spa (09.10/20.55) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change We recreate one of the great holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel with a journey through pretty Somerset with its Apple orchards and around the beautiful Devon coast. Time is available to discover the many charms of the 'English Riviera' and the famous annual Royal Regatta at Dartmouth will be in full swing with over 200 yachts, steam ships and various events on land, sea and in the air. Travel alongside the stunning Exe & Teign estuary with its pretty fishing boats and views across to Exmouth and the Jurassic Coast, before our train takes the exciting sea wall line as we race through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and alongside beaches and coves at Dawlish with the sea keeping company with the train all the way to Newton Abbot. At Paignton we join the steeply graded heritage line and travel through the woodland estate once owned by Agatha Christie, then alongside the beautiful River Dart and into the riverside terminus at Kingswear, where it is a short crossing on the ferry (price included) to the historic and romantic port of Dartmouth bedecked in all its regatta finery - there are antique shops and cafes to explore - why not take a leisurely cruise on the River Dart or steam hauled journey on the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway. Following around three hours to enjoy the excitement of the regatta, our train will return in the late afternoon.

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Summer Rails & Ales

Summer Rails & Ales 28th to 31st August 2020 A great bank holiday treat; ride behind Steam & Heritage Diesel trains through the Dart Valley, or sit down and relax whilst enjoying a drink or two at our Staverton Station beer festival. Real Ales, Ciders, Wine and Prosecco, as well as, soft drinks are all available. There is plenty of seating in the station yard so you can spend the day watching the trains go by!

Didcot Railway Centre (Heritage Line Event) Bank Holiday Steam Up

Bank Holiday Steam Up 29, 30 & 31 Aug - Three or more locos in steam. Photo opportunities & double-heading Three or more engines will be in steam working trains to provide unlimted rides on the Centre's two demonstration lines. Arrive early to see these and other locomotives lined up in front of the engine shed affording a host of photographic opportunities.

Nene Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) August Bank Holiday Branch Line Weekend

August Bank Holiday Branch Line Weekend Join us for our Bank Holiday Branch Line weekend 29th, 30th & 31st August

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cumbrian Mountain Express

The Cumbrian Mountain Express Saturday 29th August 2020 This is a wonderful opportunity for those from the Crewe and Manchester areas to travel by steam train over two of England's most scenic railway routes. We travel north to Carlisle by the West Coast Main Line over Shap and return via the famous Settle & Carlisle Railway Line. Both routes pass through spectacular mountain scenery. A magnificent steam locomotive will haul these trains, which recall the glorious days of steam travel. Our train, which is hauled by a steam locomotive from the Carnforth pool, leaves Crewe at around 06:00 and calls at Wilmslow, Stockport, Manchester Victoria and Bolton to pick up passengers. We join the West Coast Main Line (WCML) and travel north to Preston, our final stop to pick up passengers. We continue through Lancaster and Carnforth, where beyond our steam locomotive will be working hard when we climb the first severe gradient up to Grayrigg. We then travel through the beautiful Lune Gorge to Tebay, gaining speed for the ascent to Shap. This well-known section of the WCML has a gradient of 1 in 75 and, in the former days of steam locomotives, banking engines from Tebay were often used to assist trains. After crossing the Cumbrian Fells we descend to Penrith, and then head for Carlisle. There will be around three hours in Carlisle, providing time to explore this ancient 'Border' city with its castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum, and shopping centre. Our return train, hauled by our steam locomotive, leaves Carlisle and joins the Settle & Carlisle Railway, one of the most well known and best loved stretches of railway line in Britain. We soon begin climbing and then at Appleby, we stop for our steam locomotive to take on water. The climbing continues through scenic Kirkby Stephen towards the highest railway summit in England at Ais Gill, 1169 feet above sea level. We pass over high viaducts, including the famous one at Ribblehead, and through numerous tunnels. There are magnificent views across the Fells and to the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. We should have a fast run out of the hills, through Settle, until we stop again at Hellifield for our locomotive to take on water. Our journey continues from Hellifield to Clitheroe and Blackburn, where passengers for Preston leave the train. We join the WCML at Farington Junction and, shortly afterwards, take the Manchester line, stopping at Bolton and Manchester Victoria to set down passengers. We continue our journey to Crewe stopping at the same stations as on the outward journey to set down passengers. *Passengers for Preston travel by service train from Blackburn on the return journey.

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Summer Rails & Ales

Summer Rails & Ales 28th to 31st August 2020 A great bank holiday treat; ride behind Steam & Heritage Diesel trains through the Dart Valley, or sit down and relax whilst enjoying a drink or two at our Staverton Station beer festival. Real Ales, Ciders, Wine and Prosecco, as well as, soft drinks are all available. There is plenty of seating in the station yard so you can spend the day watching the trains go by!

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) THE LAKELANDER

THE LAKELANDER SATURDAY 29 AUGUST 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Dorridge (05.45/23.25) Solihull (05.55/23.15) Birmingham New Street (06.15/22.55) Sandwell & Dudley (06.30/22.40) Wolverhampton (06.45/22.25) Penkridge (06.55/22.15) Stafford (07.05/22.10) Crewe (08.05/21.25) Preston (09.45/20.15) All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change - Tickets and confirmed timings will be forwarded by post 7 days prior to departure Enjoy a fabulous day tour hauled entirely by steam all the way from Crewe and offering spectacular views of the Cumbrian mountains and high Pennines as we climb over the Lakeland fells to the historic border city of Carlisle for a lunchtime sightseeing break and return around the longest coastal line in Britain with splendid views across the Irish Sea and Morecambe Bay. Travelling through the county town of Lancaster our steam locomotive works hard when we climb up the first severe gradient to Grayrigg with splendid views over Kendal and then travel through the beautiful Lune Gorge to Tebay, gaining speed for the ascent to Shap. This well-known section of the west coast main line has a steep gradient and, in former steam days the banking engines from Tebay were often used to assist trains. After crossing the Cumbrian Fells, we descend to Penrith, and head for Carlisle. There will be around two hours available to explore this ancient border city with its castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum, and shopping centre. Our return journey takes the scenic coastal route around the Cumbrian Coast. After Maryport, we run along the shoreline through Workington, once a centre to produce iron and steel. There are spectacular cliff edge views as we journey south through to Whitehaven, with the Isle of Man visible on a clear day across the Irish Sea. We run very close to the shoreline for several miles prior to St Bees, famous for its priory and school. Passing Sellafield, where the British Nuclear Fuels works dominates the landscape and at Ravenglass, we meet up with the narrow gauge Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. At Millom, we head inland and follow the sweeping estuary through Foxfield and Kirkby in Furness. Avoiding Barrow in Furness by taking the diversionary line to Dalton in Furness. After Ulverston, we cross Leven Viaduct and curve along the edge of the bay through to Grange-over-Sands. There are more views across Morecambe Bay as we cross the lengthy Kent Viaduct at Arnside and approach Carnforth made famous as the location of the wartime movie 'Brief Encounter' and a fast run homeward down the west coast main line. The train is steam hauled from Crewe by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 'Royal Scot' - West Country Class, No. 34046 'Braunton' - Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 'Britannia' - LNER A4 Pacific No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

Northampton & Lamport Railway (Heritage Line Event) Summer Gala & Kids 4 A Quid

Summer Gala & Kids 4 A Quid 29th - 31st August Standard Travel Day Rovers give you unlimited travel for the day on the Northampton & Lamport Railway. Valid on normal service trains (non-event days - green on the timetable). Travel along our one and half miles of running line through the Northamptonshire countryside. Trains leave on the hour from Pitsford & Brampton Station located between the two villages behind the Brampton Halt Pub.

Bala Lake Railway (Heritage Line Event) August Steam Gala

August Steam Gala 29th - 31st August 2020 Our entire home fleet of engines (subject to availability) will be taking part in a mini steam gala with an intensive passenger timetable and a chance to have a go yourself with our 'Driver for a Fiver'. We'll also be running some freight services between Llanuwchlyn and Llangower using slate wagons from our extensive historic collection. At Llangower, we will be undertaking a special shunting manoeuvre to allow two passengers trains to pass while the freight is also at the station. The features for the 2020 August gala are yet to be finalised, but in previous years, we have included the following: ?All available locos in steam ?Visiting loco(s) ?Frequent passenger services ?Demonstration freight trains ?Some trains double-headed ?A steam 7 ?' gauge miniature railway at Llanuwchllyn ?'Driver for a Fiver' - Drive one of our locomotives for ?5 at Llanuwchllyn ?Two free to ride heritage double decker buses running between Bala station and the town ?Some of the buses continue round the lake to Llanuwchllyn ?Others buses go on a sightseeing trip to Llyn Celyn reservoir

Didcot Railway Centre (Heritage Line Event) Bank Holiday Steam Up

Bank Holiday Steam Up 29, 30 & 31 Aug - Three or more locos in steam. Photo opportunities & double-heading Three or more engines will be in steam working trains to provide unlimted rides on the Centre's two demonstration lines. Arrive early to see these and other locomotives lined up in front of the engine shed affording a host of photographic opportunities.

Vintage Trains (Steam Railtour) The Shakespeare Express 2020
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The Shakespeare Express 2020 Summer Sundays 19th July ~ 26th July ~ 2nd August ~ 9th August ~ 16th August ~ 23rd August ~ 30th August ~ 6th September Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford Upon Avon and return Enjoy a return trip to world famous Stratford upon Avon with hot breakfast rolls on the way there. In Stratford you have around 4 hours to explore before we take you back to Birmingham Snow Hill. Treat yourself to a packed lunch picnic box containing a selection of sandwiches, cake and scones with jam and cream to unpack in Stratford or eat on the journey back to Birmingham. Return Ticket Prices: Standard Class ?35 per person; First Class ?45 per person plus the cost of at least one meal choice. Every Standard Class adult ticket holder can take a child of 12 years or under with them for free. Stratford Upon Avon - Birmingham Snow Hill and return A steam trip to central Birmingham and back, enjoying a picnic lunch on the way. Choose between 'The Castle' or 'The Hall' hampers for two persons, both of which are presented in a traditional wicker hamper for you to unpack, enjoy and keep. 'The Castle' includes a premium selection of freshly prepared seasonal dishes; while 'The Hall' contains a selection of fresh sandwiches, cake and scones with clotted cream and jam.

Nene Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) August Bank Holiday Branch Line Weekend

August Bank Holiday Branch Line Weekend Join us for our Bank Holiday Branch Line weekend 29th, 30th & 31st August

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Royal Duchy

The Royal Duchy Sunday 30th August 2020 These ever-popular summer day trips by steam train run from Bristol Temple Meads, Yatton and Taunton to Devon & Cornwall. The route includes travelling along the internationally famous sea wall at Dawlish, crossing Brunel's famous Saltash Bridge into Cornwall, and some of the most varied and exciting scenery in the country. Passengers can choose to spend time in Plymouth or travel on to Par, where buses are provided for visits to Fowey or Charlestown. Our train leaves Bristol Temple Meads steam hauled by locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland at around 08:45 and stops to pick up further passengers at Yatton and Taunton. Almost immediately on departure from Taunton, our steam locomotive will be working hard as it tackles the climb to Whiteball Summit. We stop at Exeter St. David's station for our locomotive to take on water and for more passengers to join the train. We leave Exeter and follow the Exe Estuary to the seaside. We then travel along the famous sea wall between Dawlish and Teignmouth, an experience not to be missed. After Newton Abbot, our steam locomotive will demonstrate her real strength as she powers up some of the steepest main line gradients in the country. First there is the difficult climb to the summit at Dainton Tunnel, followed by a dramatic drop down to Totnes, then an equally difficult climb up Rattery Bank before descending to Plymouth. Passengers have the option to alight at Plymouth or remain on the train to Par. There will be over five hours free time to explore the historic maritime city of Plymouth which includes the Hoe, the ancient Barbican and seafront areas, and the National Marine Aquarium. We leave Plymouth, diesel hauled, and cross the river Tamar on Brunel's masterpiece, the Royal Albert Bridge, to enter Cornwall. Our train continues through the magnificent Cornish countryside to Par, where there will be a break of more than three hours. Buses will take passengers from Par, at no extra charge, to visit either the picturesque seaside town of Fowey or the harbour village of Charlestown. The latter is a working port and home to the Shipwreck, Rescue & Heritage Centre. We leave Par steam hauled by Duchess of Sutherland at around 17:45 and stop at Plymouth to pick up those passengers who chose to alight there. Our train then returns to Bristol, stopping to set down passengers at Exeter, Taunton and Yatton en route. If the St. Blazey turntable is re-opened we will revert to steam haulage throughout on both these trips.

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Summer Rails & Ales

Summer Rails & Ales 28th to 31st August 2020 A great bank holiday treat; ride behind Steam & Heritage Diesel trains through the Dart Valley, or sit down and relax whilst enjoying a drink or two at our Staverton Station beer festival. Real Ales, Ciders, Wine and Prosecco, as well as, soft drinks are all available. There is plenty of seating in the station yard so you can spend the day watching the trains go by!

Northampton & Lamport Railway (Heritage Line Event) Summer Gala & Kids 4 A Quid

Summer Gala & Kids 4 A Quid 29th - 31st August Standard Travel Day Rovers give you unlimited travel for the day on the Northampton & Lamport Railway. Valid on normal service trains (non-event days - green on the timetable). Travel along our one and half miles of running line through the Northamptonshire countryside. Trains leave on the hour from Pitsford & Brampton Station located between the two villages behind the Brampton Halt Pub.

Bala Lake Railway (Heritage Line Event) August Steam Gala

August Steam Gala 29th - 31st August 2020 Our entire home fleet of engines (subject to availability) will be taking part in a mini steam gala with an intensive passenger timetable and a chance to have a go yourself with our 'Driver for a Fiver'. We'll also be running some freight services between Llanuwchlyn and Llangower using slate wagons from our extensive historic collection. At Llangower, we will be undertaking a special shunting manoeuvre to allow two passengers trains to pass while the freight is also at the station. The features for the 2020 August gala are yet to be finalised, but in previous years, we have included the following: ?All available locos in steam ?Visiting loco(s) ?Frequent passenger services ?Demonstration freight trains ?Some trains double-headed ?A steam 7 ?' gauge miniature railway at Llanuwchllyn ?'Driver for a Fiver' - Drive one of our locomotives for ?5 at Llanuwchllyn ?Two free to ride heritage double decker buses running between Bala station and the town ?Some of the buses continue round the lake to Llanuwchllyn ?Others buses go on a sightseeing trip to Llyn Celyn reservoir

Didcot Railway Centre (Heritage Line Event) Bank Holiday Steam Up

Bank Holiday Steam Up 29, 30 & 31 Aug - Three or more locos in steam. Photo opportunities & double-heading Three or more engines will be in steam working trains to provide unlimted rides on the Centre's two demonstration lines. Arrive early to see these and other locomotives lined up in front of the engine shed affording a host of photographic opportunities.

Nene Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) August Bank Holiday Branch Line Weekend

August Bank Holiday Branch Line Weekend Join us for our Bank Holiday Branch Line weekend 29th, 30th & 31st August

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Summer Rails & Ales

Summer Rails & Ales 28th to 31st August 2020 A great bank holiday treat; ride behind Steam & Heritage Diesel trains through the Dart Valley, or sit down and relax whilst enjoying a drink or two at our Staverton Station beer festival. Real Ales, Ciders, Wine and Prosecco, as well as, soft drinks are all available. There is plenty of seating in the station yard so you can spend the day watching the trains go by!

Gartell Light Railway (Heritage Line Event) Open Days

Open Days We open at 10:00 and operate our frequent train service between 10:30 and 16:30.

Northampton & Lamport Railway (Heritage Line Event) Summer Gala & Kids 4 A Quid

Summer Gala & Kids 4 A Quid 29th - 31st August Standard Travel Day Rovers give you unlimited travel for the day on the Northampton & Lamport Railway. Valid on normal service trains (non-event days - green on the timetable). Travel along our one and half miles of running line through the Northamptonshire countryside. Trains leave on the hour from Pitsford & Brampton Station located between the two villages behind the Brampton Halt Pub.

Bala Lake Railway (Heritage Line Event) August Steam Gala

August Steam Gala 29th - 31st August 2020 Our entire home fleet of engines (subject to availability) will be taking part in a mini steam gala with an intensive passenger timetable and a chance to have a go yourself with our 'Driver for a Fiver'. We'll also be running some freight services between Llanuwchlyn and Llangower using slate wagons from our extensive historic collection. At Llangower, we will be undertaking a special shunting manoeuvre to allow two passengers trains to pass while the freight is also at the station. The features for the 2020 August gala are yet to be finalised, but in previous years, we have included the following: ?All available locos in steam ?Visiting loco(s) ?Frequent passenger services ?Demonstration freight trains ?Some trains double-headed ?A steam 7 ?' gauge miniature railway at Llanuwchllyn ?'Driver for a Fiver' - Drive one of our locomotives for ?5 at Llanuwchllyn ?Two free to ride heritage double decker buses running between Bala station and the town ?Some of the buses continue round the lake to Llanuwchllyn ?Others buses go on a sightseeing trip to Llyn Celyn reservoir

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. This alone is a sight to behold as the engine builds up sufficient steam for the highlight of your journey on the famous Settle to Carlisle line. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, this alone is a sight to behold as the engine builds up sufficient steam for the highlight of your journey on the famous Settle to Carlisle line.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Morning Royal Windsor Express
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Morning Royal Windsor Express London Victoria to Windsor one way

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Mid Morning Royal Windsor Express
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Mid Morning Royal Windsor Express London Victoria to Windsor one way

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Afternoon Royal Windsor Express
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Afternoon Royal Windsor Express London Victoria to Windsor one way

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) The Sunset Steam Express
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The Sunset Steam Express London Victoria - Surrey Hills - London Victoria Join us for a round trip through the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The grandeur and beauty of these hills embrace an amazing variety of countryside from rolling chalk downs and flower rich grasslands, to acid heaths and woodlands.

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (Steam Railtour) The Aberdonian

The Aberdonian NEW PROGRAMME OF TOURS - Steam from Edinburgh to Aberdeen Let the 'The Aberdonian' whisk you away as we take in some of the best that Scotland has to offer, both on train and off. Crossing the Forth Bridge, the train runs along the coast for much of its route making it an unrivalled way to experience Scotland. In Aberdeen there is a chance to explore this historic city, or take one of our off train excursions that include a castle or distillery visit. On board the train you can sit back in comfortable seats and large windows through which to admire the scenery. Our friendly team will look after you, and if you choose to dine with us you will be treated to fine Scottish fare. Come and travel with us as Tornado runs regularly over this historic route. *New* Dates available in 2020: Thursday 23rd July - Thursday 3rd September - Thursday 10th September. Prices start from ?99.00

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Dorset Coast Express

The Dorset Coast Express Thursday 3rd September 2020 We are offering a number of attractive summer day trips from London to Weymouth by steam train. These trains provide plenty of opportunity to visit the beautiful Dorset coast and relive the 'golden age' of steam. Passengers have the option of spending time at the celebrated seaside resorts of either Bournemouth or Weymouth, where both have fine sandy beaches. Each train will be hauled by a steam locomotive that was built for express passenger train work. Our train leaves London Victoria station at around 08:45 steam hauled by steam locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland and travels westwards, crossing the river Thames at Barnes Bridge, through Kew and Feltham. We stop at Staines and Woking to pick up further passengers. At Winchfield, we pause for our steam locomotive to take on water before continuing to our final pick up point at Basingstoke. We leave the South Western Main Line at Worting Junction and take the Bournemouth Line, heading south through Winchester and Southampton. We stop at Bournemouth to set down those passengers wishing to visit this coastal resort, a spa town famous for its parks and pine trees. After leaving Bournemouth, there are spectacular views of Poole Harbour. We continue to Wareham and Dorchester travelling through classic Dorset countryside and delightful scenery. We arrive at Weymouth around 13:45 and have almost three hours there to discover much of what this seaside town has to offer. The railway station is close to the beach and shops. We return from Weymouth hauled by U Class steam locomotive No.31806 at around 16:35 as far as Southampton* with our main steam locomotive banking on the rear, from here the main steam locomotive will take over for the remainder of the return journey. We continue through Andover to Basingstoke, where we stop to set down passengers and for our steam locomotive to take on water. We then continue to Woking and Staines, where we stop to set down passengers, and on to our final destination at London Victoria. *In the event of a high fire risk the section from Weymouth to Southampton on the return leg would be diesel hauled.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough. Choice of two journeys To York or Scarborough Via Skipton and Leeds: Running Thursdays on 18th June, 9th and 23rd July, 6th and 20th August and 3rd September 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Hellifield, Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Woodlesford (Leeds) and York. View Journey To York or Scarborough Via Preston and Wakefield: Running Thursdays on 25th June, 16th and 30th July, 13th and 27th August 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Wakefield KG and York. View Journey Join us for a scenic tour which combines a truly wonderful journey in traditional carriages across Lancashire and the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy the evocative smells and sounds of steam haulage from York and the beautiful scenery of North Yorkshire to the East Coast. From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail and some even featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel from Carnforth for the first part of the journey, then from York we pick up a steam engine taking us to Scarborough on a memorable journey. scarborough spa scarborough spa Due to the high demand for seats last year we are once more offering passengers the chance to travel from the West Coast of Britain en route to historic York then across North Yorkshire to the Spa town of Scarborough on the East Coast. Vintage Mark I and II carriages pull out of Carnforth on two routes, collecting passengers at various pick up stations. Arriving in York we pick up one of the oldest Steam engines in the world and continue by steam across North Yorkshire to Scarborough, where we have around three hours to enjoy and explore. Alternatively passengers may choose at alight at York and discover the many attractions of this historical, walled city. On the return journey, we leave Scarborough again by steam heading towards York before continuing on the same route, calling at the same stations before arriving back in Carnforth.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) London to York

London to York Thursday 3rd September 2020 From: London Kings Cross , Potters Bar , Stevenage , Peterborough

North Norfolk Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala

Great Central Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala - 4th, 5th, 6th September 2020
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Diesel Gala - 4th, 5th, 6th September 2020 Our September Diesel Gala runs for three days from 4th to 6th September 2020. We're provisionally expecting two guest locomotives at our September Diesel Gala this year. Expect an intensive timetable in this popular three day event.

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway (Steam Gala) Gala Weekend - Friday

Gala Weekend - Friday Friday, September 4, 2020 The start of our biggest event of the year, again over three days. During the event, every operating engine will be in use. Traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model railway exhibition, demonstrations and trade stands. Please note that not all attractions will be available on Friday.?

North Norfolk Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala

Great Central Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala - 4th, 5th, 6th September 2020
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Diesel Gala - 4th, 5th, 6th September 2020 Our September Diesel Gala runs for three days from 4th to 6th September 2020. We're provisionally expecting two guest locomotives at our September Diesel Gala this year. Expect an intensive timetable in this popular three day event.

Severn Valley Railway (Buses) On the Buses
Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cheshireman

The Cheshireman Saturday 5th September 2020 Join us on this tour that provides an excellent opportunity to travel across the country from east to west, visiting the historic city of Chester. Apart from its cultural attractions, including the Cathedral, Castle and the Medieval Rows, Chester is a well-established shopping mecca. Our steam hauled train will be pulled by 46233 Duchess of Sutherland from Norwich to Chester and as far at Peterborough on the return. Our journey commences at Norwich around 07:00 where we take the line to Ely, calling at Wymondham, Attleborough and across the Fens to the market town of Thetford. We then make a further pick up at Brandon before we bypass Ely to call at March and Peterborough. We now follow the cross country line through Stamford, a town of outstanding architectural and historic interest that is of national importance. The town has over 600 listed buildings, more than half of the total for the County of Lincolnshire. We continue westwards and pass Rutland Water towards Oakham, in the small county town of Rutland. Entering Leicestershire, we run through Melton Mowbray, famous for its pork pies, and head for Leicester, our final pick up station. We follow the main line to London St Pancras for a while as far as Wigston Junction, where we branch off on the Nuneaton and Birmingham line. Our route now takes us westwards through Hinkley to Nuneaton, where we join the West Coast main line. Heading northwards, our steam locomotive can now get up to top speed as we head for Tamworth and Lichfield. Lines split at Colwich Junction and here we follow the WCML through Shugborough Park to round Queensville Curve at Stafford. The four tracks continue northwards through rural Staffordshire, with our steam locomotive working hard as it tackles the long climb to Whitmore Summit. After a few more miles, we slow down and approach the major railway junction of Crewe. Our final part of the journey takes us across the Cheshire Plain through Beeston Castle, with its lofty 13th Century castle overlooking the railway and the Shropshire Union Canal. In no time at all, we arrive at Chester, where there will be a break of around four hours for passengers to visit the city with all its attractions. We then return from Chester at around 17:20 for the steam hauled run back as far as Peterborough, where our steam locomotive leaves the train and from where we return to Norwich, diesel hauled, retracing our outward route.

Ribble Steam Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala
Bure Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Steam in Miniature

Steam in Miniature 5th & 6th September 2020 A celebration of steam on a small scale, with models in action and on display as well as visiting locos No Pre-booking required, just arrive 15 minutes before the departure time of the train Come and celebrate the heritage of steam in a small scale. Alongside our home fleet of 15' locomotives we will have two visiting locos and a selection of smaller scale models in action and on display. A special intensive timetable will be in operation throughout the weekend to allow visitors the opportunity to see as many different locomotives as possible hard at work over the nine miles between Aylsham and Wroxham. -Two visiting locos Sian and Katie from Kirklees. This will be only the second time that the three Twining valve gear locos have been together. -Wroxham Signal Box Trust -A range of live miniature steam engines -16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Morning Royal Windsor Express
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Morning Royal Windsor Express London Victoria to Windsor one way

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Mid Morning Royal Windsor Express
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Mid Morning Royal Windsor Express London Victoria to Windsor one way

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Afternoon Royal Windsor Express
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Afternoon Royal Windsor Express London Victoria to Windsor one way

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) The Sunset Steam Express
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The Sunset Steam Express London Victoria - Surrey Hills - London Victoria Join us for a round trip through the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The grandeur and beauty of these hills embrace an amazing variety of countryside from rolling chalk downs and flower rich grasslands, to acid heaths and woodlands.

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway (Steam Gala) Gala Weekend - Saturday

Gala Weekend - Saturday Saturday, September 5, 2020 Our biggest event of the year, again over three days. Every operating engine will be in use. Traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model railway exhibition, demonstrations and trade stands, and a shuttle bus to the associated Llanfair Garden Railway Show up the hill at Llanfair High School.

Great Central Railwayana Live Auction (Auction) Great Central Railwayana Live Auction at Stoneleigh Park:

Great Central Railwayana Live Auction at Stoneleigh Park: Saturday, 5 September 2020

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) WELSH MARCHES EXPRESS

WELSH MARCHES EXPRESS SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Liverpool Lime Street (07.30/23.00) Liverpool South Parkway (07.40/22.50) Runcorn (07.50/22.40) Hartford (08.05/22.25) Crewe (08.40/21.55/ Whitchurch (09.10/21.30) Shrewsbury (09.30/21.10) All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change - Tickets and confirmed timings will be forwarded by post 7 days prior to departure Traversing the breath-taking beauty of the Welsh Marches route our steam hauled train offers a totally unique day out as we travel through the rolling hills of the pretty Shropshire countryside dividing England and Wales. Passing through Church Stretton with outstanding views of the Long Mynd it was known in Victorian times as 'Little Switzerland' - continuing along the Marches we pass magnificent Stokesay Castle and the historic towns of Ludlow and Hereford. Entering Monmouthshire and South Wales, there are superb views of the Brecon Beacons as the black mountains tower above the train. At Newport we cross the River Usk, joining the Great Western main line to Cardiff for an afternoon break. Cardiff Wales' capital city offers spectacular shopping, museums, dining and entertainment. Easy to explore on foot and close to the station you can visit the free National Museum Cardiff and spectacular Cardiff Castle all within the city centre. Top class entertainment is on offer at Cardiff Bay with its restaurants, waterside views and Wales Millennium Centre and there is plenty to see and do in the three hours whilst our train is serviced and locomotive turned for the return journey. The train is steam hauled from Crewe by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 'Royal Scot' - West Country Class, No. 34046 'Braunton' - Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 'Britannia' - LNER A4 Pacific No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

Mid-Suffolk Light Railway (Heritage Line Event) Country Railway Gala

Country Railway Gala

North Norfolk Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala

Great Central Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala - 4th, 5th, 6th September 2020
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Diesel Gala - 4th, 5th, 6th September 2020 Our September Diesel Gala runs for three days from 4th to 6th September 2020. We're provisionally expecting two guest locomotives at our September Diesel Gala this year. Expect an intensive timetable in this popular three day event.

Vintage Trains (Steam Railtour) The Shakespeare Express 2020
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The Shakespeare Express 2020 Summer Sundays 19th July ~ 26th July ~ 2nd August ~ 9th August ~ 16th August ~ 23rd August ~ 30th August ~ 6th September Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford Upon Avon and return Enjoy a return trip to world famous Stratford upon Avon with hot breakfast rolls on the way there. In Stratford you have around 4 hours to explore before we take you back to Birmingham Snow Hill. Treat yourself to a packed lunch picnic box containing a selection of sandwiches, cake and scones with jam and cream to unpack in Stratford or eat on the journey back to Birmingham. Return Ticket Prices: Standard Class ?35 per person; First Class ?45 per person plus the cost of at least one meal choice. Every Standard Class adult ticket holder can take a child of 12 years or under with them for free. Stratford Upon Avon - Birmingham Snow Hill and return A steam trip to central Birmingham and back, enjoying a picnic lunch on the way. Choose between 'The Castle' or 'The Hall' hampers for two persons, both of which are presented in a traditional wicker hamper for you to unpack, enjoy and keep. 'The Castle' includes a premium selection of freshly prepared seasonal dishes; while 'The Hall' contains a selection of fresh sandwiches, cake and scones with clotted cream and jam.

Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Classic Car Day

Classic Car Day

Ribble Steam Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala
Bure Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Steam in Miniature

Steam in Miniature 5th & 6th September 2020 A celebration of steam on a small scale, with models in action and on display as well as visiting locos No Pre-booking required, just arrive 15 minutes before the departure time of the train Come and celebrate the heritage of steam in a small scale. Alongside our home fleet of 15' locomotives we will have two visiting locos and a selection of smaller scale models in action and on display. A special intensive timetable will be in operation throughout the weekend to allow visitors the opportunity to see as many different locomotives as possible hard at work over the nine miles between Aylsham and Wroxham. -Two visiting locos Sian and Katie from Kirklees. This will be only the second time that the three Twining valve gear locos have been together. -Wroxham Signal Box Trust -A range of live miniature steam engines -16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (Buses) Bus Rally Day

Bus Rally Day Sun September 6 Make the most of your day by starting your journey from Hythe and enjoying breakfast in Hythe Coffee Shop before taking your seat on the train for New Romney to admire the vintage buses, coaches and taxis in the car park area. Don't forget to visit the Model Exhibition and spot the model buses on the layout. Perhaps take a trip on the ever-popular complimentary rides aboard vintage buses (including an open-top) that will be available between New Romney and Dungeness to take in the seaside views. Once at Dungeness join us in the End of the Line Restaurant to savour a warming lunch. Have a browse around our souvenir shops that will be stocked with collectable bus memorabilia and enjoy several trade stands specialising in bus books and models.

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway (Steam Gala) Gala Weekend - Sunday

Gala Weekend - Sunday Sunday, September 6, 2020 Our biggest event of the year, again over three days. Every operating engine will be in use. Traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model railway exhibition, demonstrations and trade stands, and a shuttle bus to the associated Llanfair Garden Railway Show up the hill at Llanfair High School.

Mid-Suffolk Light Railway (Heritage Line Event) Country Railway Gala

Country Railway Gala

Mid-Hants Railway (Buses) Vintage Bus Days
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Vintage Bus Days Free vintage bus ride around Alresford On the first Sunday of the month from May to October a FREE vintage bus service operates from Alresford Station. You do not need to purchase a train ticket to ride this service. The vintage bus leaves Alresford Station on a circular route through Bishop's Sutton at the following times on a trip lasting 20 minutes: 11.30 12.00 12.30 13.00 13.30 then 14.30 15.00 15.30 16.00 Unfortunately, due to their age these buses do not have provision for wheelchairs. This vintage bus service is operated by the Medstead Depot Omnibus Group, who are one of three groups under the Working Omnibus Museum Project Ltd, and their buses frequently visit running days and rallies around the South. MDOG is part of a charity established in the late 1980's which provides a storage depot for 18 vintage buses originally running bus services in the south of England. The buses are owned and maintained by individuals or small groups.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. This alone is a sight to behold as the engine builds up sufficient steam for the highlight of your journey on the famous Settle to Carlisle line. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, this alone is a sight to behold as the engine builds up sufficient steam for the highlight of your journey on the famous Settle to Carlisle line.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Morning Royal Windsor Express
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Morning Royal Windsor Express London Victoria to Windsor one way

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Mid Morning Royal Windsor Express
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Mid Morning Royal Windsor Express London Victoria to Windsor one way

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Afternoon Royal Windsor Express
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Afternoon Royal Windsor Express London Victoria to Windsor one way

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) The Sunset Steam Express
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The Sunset Steam Express London Victoria - Surrey Hills - London Victoria Join us for a round trip through the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The grandeur and beauty of these hills embrace an amazing variety of countryside from rolling chalk downs and flower rich grasslands, to acid heaths and woodlands.

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (Steam Railtour) The Aberdonian

The Aberdonian NEW PROGRAMME OF TOURS - Steam from Edinburgh to Aberdeen Let the 'The Aberdonian' whisk you away as we take in some of the best that Scotland has to offer, both on train and off. Crossing the Forth Bridge, the train runs along the coast for much of its route making it an unrivalled way to experience Scotland. In Aberdeen there is a chance to explore this historic city, or take one of our off train excursions that include a castle or distillery visit. On board the train you can sit back in comfortable seats and large windows through which to admire the scenery. Our friendly team will look after you, and if you choose to dine with us you will be treated to fine Scottish fare. Come and travel with us as Tornado runs regularly over this historic route. *New* Dates available in 2020: Thursday 23rd July - Thursday 3rd September - Thursday 10th September. Prices start from ?99.00

Great Central Railway (Heritage Line Event) Beer Festival - Thu 10th to Sun 13th September 2020
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Beer Festival - Thu 10th to Sun 13th September 2020 Great Central Railway's annual beer festival returns for its thirteenth year and is better than ever! Take your taste buds on a sentimental journey at our 4-day beer festival. This year SEVENTY guest beers are on offer, specially selected from different breweries; ciders and perry too. Trains are running on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with a variety of both steam and diesel power. Please note there are evening trains running on both Friday & Saturday to help visitors to return to where they'd most like to be!

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Swanage Belle

The Swanage Belle Thursday 10th September 2020 A unique experience awaits those who join this day trip by steam train to Swanage. It uses the re-opened rail link from Wareham to the 'Heritage' Swanage Railway, which is available only to specially chartered trains. Swanage is a superb seaside destination where the railway station is situated close to the town centre. The train will be hauled by Princess Coronation Class steam locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland. We leave London Victoria station at around 08:45, hauled by our steam locomotive, and cross the river Thames at Battersea and at Barnes. We pass through Feltham and stop at Staines to pick up more passengers and then re-cross the river Thames. We join the South Western Main Line at Byfleet Junction and stop at Woking to pick up further passengers. At Winchfield, we stop for our locomotive to take on water. Our final stop to pick up passengers is Basingstoke. We leave the West of England Main Line at Worting Junction and head through Winchester and Southampton to Bournemouth. We pass through Poole, where there are spectacular views of Poole Harbour, and continue to Wareham. We leave the Weymouth Line at Worgret Junction and take the re-opened link to Norden and the Swanage Railway. Magnificent views of Corfe Castle can be seen as we head towards Swanage along this attractive Heritage Railway. There will be more than three hours for passengers to explore the pleasant seaside resort of Swanage, with its sandy beach and Victorian pier. Durlston Castle is in Durlston Country Park and Nature Reserve from where there are stupendous views along the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Park contains Anvil Point Lighthouse, the 40-ton stone Great Globe, fascinating artefacts from London, and an amazing diversity of wildlife. The Park is one mile from the town and can be reached by bus from the railway station or by walking via public footpaths. Our train leaves Swanage for the return journey at around 16:55 and is diesel hauled to Southampton where steam locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland takes over. We then take a different route from the outward journey, via Romsey to the outskirts of Salisbury where we join the West of England Main Line at Laverstock North Junction. We travel up the main line through Andover and then stop at Basingstoke, Woking, and Staines, to set down passengers. The train is due to arrive in London Victoria soon after 23:00.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) THE SUSSEX BELLE

THE SUSSEX BELLE THURSDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: London Victoria (10.00/19.45) All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change - Tickets and confirmed timings will be forwarded by post 7 days prior to departure This train recaptures the atmosphere of the legendary 'Brighton Belle' and summer seaside specials of yesteryear as it is steam hauled by one of our magnificent locomotives and visits the popular destinations of Brighton and Eastbourne with ample time available in both resorts for building sandcastles, a stroll on the promenade and perhaps an ice cream or two. Departing from London Victoria we head through Clapham Junction and take the Brighton line for a fast run, passing Gatwick Airport and through Haywards Heath we arrive into the terminal station at Brighton for a break of around two hours. Brighton - The station is just a short level walk from the promenade and the town is bursting with attractions from an outlandish former royal palace built for King George IV, interesting museums, a beautiful beach and superb shopping particularly in 'The Lanes' filled with antique and curio shops and cafes. Stretching out into the sea is the iconic neon lit Pier with amusements and invigorating ocean views. Our dedicated and immaculate train Stewards will welcome you back on board for the short 45-minute diesel hauled journey through the South Downs National Park and past the county town of Lewes to Eastbourne for a further break of around two hours. Eastbourne - Held to be one of the sunniest resorts in England award winning Eastbourne, nestling at the foot of the south downs next to the national beauty spot Beachy Head, owes much to the Victorians and the 7th Duke of Devonshire who laid out beautiful parks and gardens and built the pier. This elegant town has many charms awaiting discovery including an excellent shopping centre and traditional seaside bandstands. In the late afternoon our steam locomotive will be waiting to haul the train all the way back to London as we take the coastal line through Hastings and travelling across Romney Marsh and turning inland we pass the historic town of Rye and continue through Ashford International as our steam engine keeps company with modern Eurostar's. Continuing through Maidstone, Shoreham and Swanley we are due to arrive back into London Victoria around 19.45 after a relaxing day out to two of the south coasts most iconic seaside resorts. The train is steam hauled by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: West Country Class, No. 34046 'Braunton' - Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 'Britannia'

Statesman Rail (Railtour) SNOWDONIA STATESMAN

SNOWDONIA STATESMAN FRIDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Swindon (05.35/23.55) Kemble (05.50/23.30) Stroud (06.10/23.15) Stonehouse (06.20/23.05) Cheltenham Spa (06.45/22.45) Worcester Shrub Hill (07.25/22.15) Droitwich Spa (07.35/22.00) Kidderminster (07.55/21.50) Stourbridge Jct (08.10/21.35) Rowley Regis (08.25/21.25) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change 'The Statesman' celebrated train heads into North Wales for a journey along the spectacular coastal route with its sweeping sea views and climbing high into the Snowdonia National Park and up the stunningly beautiful Conwy Valley passing through a region of haunting beauty and grandeur, of wild mountains, hidden valleys, cascading rivers, still glacial lakes and deep forests. There is the option of spending time at either the popular Victorian tourist centre of Betws-y-Coed, or Blaenau Ffestiniog. We also have an optional excursion available offering a steam hauled journey on the famous Ffestiniog Railway. Travelling across the Cheshire plain to Chester, we pass the Roman Walls and enter Wales running alongside the Irish Sea passing Rhyl on a coastline famed for its beaches and views. At Llandudno Junction the train reverses for the spectacular journey up the beautiful Conwy Valley where a breathtaking range of scenery unfolds, from historic castles through estuary rich in wildlife, to gentle slopes that give way to majestic crags with views of tumbling waterfalls and high mountains. The high peaks of Snowdonia are on view before our train enters the imposing slate landscape of Blaenau Ffestiniog. It is here you may join our optional tour or perhaps visit the Llechwedd Slate Caverns situated just outside the town. The train returns in the late afternoon retracing our journey over the same enchanting route. Ffestiniog Railway Adjacent to the main line station in Blaenau Ffestiniog is the terminus of one of the Great Little Trains of Wales - the narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway which was built in 1836 to carry slate down to the coast. Our privately chartered steam train will be waiting to take you on a return journey to Tan-y-Bwlch as it twists and turns around the mountainside offering spectacular views across to Harlech and beyond. Seating is limited to 170 passengers so early booking is advised. Supplement: ?22 per person Mobility This tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs as the platforms at some stations are much shorter than our train or accessible only by a footbridge and it may be necessary to walk through several carriages when boarding or alighting. It is not possible to transfer between our train and the Ffestiniog Railway in a wheelchair. These points should be borne in mind for guests who may have mobility issues.

Great Central Railway (Heritage Line Event) Beer Festival - Thu 10th to Sun 13th September 2020
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Beer Festival - Thu 10th to Sun 13th September 2020 Great Central Railway's annual beer festival returns for its thirteenth year and is better than ever! Take your taste buds on a sentimental journey at our 4-day beer festival. This year SEVENTY guest beers are on offer, specially selected from different breweries; ciders and perry too. Trains are running on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with a variety of both steam and diesel power. Please note there are evening trains running on both Friday & Saturday to help visitors to return to where they'd most like to be!

Welsh Highland Railway (Heritage Line Event) Super-Power 2020'

Super-Power 2020' 11 - 13 September Our popular enthusiasts event, which includes things of interest for all the family, will be making a welcome return in 2020. We are still working on the exact format of the weekend, but this will be an opportunity to catch up with all the latest developments on the WHR.

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (Steam Railtour) The Queen of Scots

The Queen of Scots York to Edinburgh Waverley and Stirling (60163 Tornado)

Great Central Railway (Heritage Line Event) Beer Festival - Thu 10th to Sun 13th September 2020
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Beer Festival - Thu 10th to Sun 13th September 2020 Great Central Railway's annual beer festival returns for its thirteenth year and is better than ever! Take your taste buds on a sentimental journey at our 4-day beer festival. This year SEVENTY guest beers are on offer, specially selected from different breweries; ciders and perry too. Trains are running on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with a variety of both steam and diesel power. Please note there are evening trains running on both Friday & Saturday to help visitors to return to where they'd most like to be!

Llangollen Railway (Heritage Line Event) OKTOBERFEST 12th September 2020

OKTOBERFEST 12th September 2020 Saturday 12th September 2020

Llangollen Railway (Heritage Line Event) Heritage Railcar Gala

Heritage Railcar Gala 12th & 13th September 2020

Kirklees Light Railway (Heritage Line Event) Steam & Diesel Gala

Steam & Diesel Gala 12th & 13th September 2020 Booking Information Please note a ?1.80 transaction fee will be added per booking for any tickets purchased online. The Friends of Kirklees Light Railway are hosting their 15th Annual Steam & Diesel Gala Weekend over the weekend of 12 & 13 September 2020. Further details including ticket information, theme and visiting locos will be announced nearer the time!

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Models & Miniatures

Models & Miniatures 12th and 13th September 2020 Models & Miniatures is a celebration of all things model and miniature - including trains, road vehicles and ships. It is a delight for all ages and a fantastic opportunity to see everything from fine scale engineering to much loved toys and models.

Welsh Highland Railway (Heritage Line Event) Super-Power 2020'

Super-Power 2020' 11 - 13 September Our popular enthusiasts event, which includes things of interest for all the family, will be making a welcome return in 2020. We are still working on the exact format of the weekend, but this will be an opportunity to catch up with all the latest developments on the WHR.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) South Coast Cream Tea From Chichester

South Coast Cream Tea From Chichester Saturday 12th September 2020 From: Chichester

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) London to Chichester & Goodwood Revival

London to Chichester & Goodwood Revival Saturday 12th September 2020 From: London Paddington , Slough , Reading

Epping Ongar Railway (Diesel Gala) Autumn Diesel Gala

Autumn Diesel Gala 12,13 September 2020 featuring: ?Visiting locomotives (to be confirmed) ?Class 45 'Peak, 45132 ?our homefleet of 20001, 31438, 37029 and 47635 As usual we will be running a 3 train intensive service throughout the weekend with late running Real Ale trains on Saturday. All trains will be running in conjunction with our fleet of Heritage buses, which will be operating between Ongar, North Weald, Epping Underground and Shenfield National Rail stations. Our on train bars will be also be open, serving a selection of draught beers, as well as a range of wines, lagers and soft drinks, and, on the Saturday evening, we will be running our Real Ale Train. Cab rides for ?5 For those who would like to see the line from the unique vantage point of a loco cab, then we will be offering our popular cab rides for ?5. These can't be pre-booked, just see the crew of the locomotive to reserve your place. For safety reasons the number of people in the cab will be limited and may vary between locomotives. Brake Van Rides Brake van rides will operate between North Weald and Epping Forest. An additional charge of ?5 per return trip will be payable. Simply pay the guard on your trip of choice.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) THE COTSWOLD EXPRESS -

THE COTSWOLD EXPRESS - SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: London Paddington (09.40/22.00) Slough (10.10/21.30) Maidenhead (10.25/21.10) Reading (10.45/20.45) All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change - Tickets and confirmed timings will be forwarded by post 7 days prior to departure Departing from London Paddington our steam hauled train travels west for a full day tour to the beautiful Cotswolds and a visit to historic Worcester. We travel outward through Oxford and Evesham, with a return through the Golden Valley and the challenging climb of Sapperton bank. Following departure from Reading we take the Great Western main line to Didcot and travel through Oxford, the city of dreaming spires and join the Cotswold line travelling through an area of outstanding Natural Beauty characterised by attractive small towns and villages built of Cotswold stone. Rare limestone grassland habitats as well as the old growth beech woodlands typify the area, which is a delight to behold. We face the five-mile climb of Honeybourne bank, graded at 1 in 100 then onward through Evesham to Worcester for a break of around three hours. The city of Worcester stands on the River Severn and is best known for its magnificent ornate cathedral but also famous for the world-renowned porcelain, the home of composer Edward Elgar and the piquant Worcestershire sauce. Perhaps visit the historic Guildhall and Tudor House Museum or take a stroll beside the beautiful river. Our train departs for the return in the late afternoon and we take the GWR main line through Cheltenham Spa before taking the Golden Valley line through picturesque Stroud and beside the River Frome. Next is the long twisting climb to Sapperton tunnel as our engine works hard up the severe gradient. We then descend through Kemble to Swindon and travel through the Vale of the white horse to Didcot and onward to Paddington. The train is steam hauled throughout by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 'Royal Scot' - West Country Class, No. 34046 'Braunton' - Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 'Britannia' - LNER A4 Pacific, No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

Apedale Valley Light Railway (Heritage Line Event) Farewell Joffre

Farewell Joffre September 12th @ 11:30 am - September 13th @ 4:00 pm Apedale Valley Light Railway, Loomer Road, Chesterton Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 7LB United Kingdom We say farewell (for a while) to one of our steam locos - the Kerr, Stuart 'Joffre'. After ten years faithful service, the loco is due for an overhaul.

Statfold Barn Railway (Heritage Line Event) Road & Rail Festival

Road & Rail Festival 12th / 13th Sep 2020 Saturday 12th 10:00 - 17:00 & Sunday 13th September - 10:00-16:00 Arrive at Statfold and board the train to join us for one of the best Road and Rail Festival events, right here at Statfold this event promises to be one of the biggest events on the Statfold Calendar. The award winning Statfold Barn Railway will also be operating throughout the weekend. An intensive train service featuring passenger trains and goods trains will be operate on Saturday and Sunday. All trains rides are included with the entrance price.

Head of Steam, Darlington Railway Museum (Presentation) 'APT' - a talk by Kit Speakman
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'APT' - a talk by Kit Speakman THE AFTERNOON LECTURES Saturday, 12 September 2020 13:45 to 16:00

Moors Valley Railway (Steam Gala) AUTUMN STEAM GALA

AUTUMN STEAM GALA Sat 12th & Sun 13th September

Great Central Railway (Heritage Line Event) Beer Festival - Thu 10th to Sun 13th September 2020
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Beer Festival - Thu 10th to Sun 13th September 2020 Great Central Railway's annual beer festival returns for its thirteenth year and is better than ever! Take your taste buds on a sentimental journey at our 4-day beer festival. This year SEVENTY guest beers are on offer, specially selected from different breweries; ciders and perry too. Trains are running on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with a variety of both steam and diesel power. Please note there are evening trains running on both Friday & Saturday to help visitors to return to where they'd most like to be!

Llangollen Railway (Heritage Line Event) Heritage Railcar Gala

Heritage Railcar Gala 12th & 13th September 2020

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Weymouth Seaside Express

The Weymouth Seaside Express Sunday 13th September 2020 A trip down memory lane awaits those who join this special train, which recreates the days of seaside excursions run by British Railways in the 1950s. The train will be hauled by a steam locomotive that will evoke the past and complete this nostalgic experience. Our destination is the attractive seaside town of Weymouth - a traditional English seaside resort that has managed to preserve much of its charm. This is a lovely outing for a summer day. Our special train leaves Bristol Temple Meads at around 08:20, hauled by our steam locomotive 46233 Duchess of Sutherland and heads eastwards. We stop to pick up passengers at Keynsham and Bath. We then take the route up the picturesque Avon Valley, travelling southwards to Trowbridge and Westbury, where we make stops to pick up more passengers. We head westwards from Westbury, pausing briefly at Frome, before continuing along the West of England main line to Bruton. At Castle Cary, we leave the main line and head south on the single track Weymouth Branch. We stop at Yeovil Pen Mill for our steam locomotive to take on water, and then there follows a long steep climb through the Dorset Hills up to the summit at Evershot Tunnel. Our steam locomotive will be working flat out on this exhilarating climb. It is mainly downhill from Evershot Summit through Maiden Newton, and the picturesque town of Dorchester, to Weymouth. There will be around five hours in Weymouth to explore this much-loved south coast seaside resort. It is located on the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has a beautifully wide sandy beach near to the railway station. Other attractions include the Old Harbour, Brewers Quay, shopping village and Nothe Fort, where there are spectacular views over both Weymouth and Portland harbours. Open top buses operate to the Isle of Portland, where there is a castle and lighthouse, and there are boat trips from Weymouth Harbour around Portland Harbour. We leave Weymouth for our return journey at around 16:30 and head north up the steep Bincombe Bank (1 in 50) to Dorchester. Later we climb up to Evershot Summit from the south side before the descent to Yeovil Pen Mill. We stop at Westbury, Trowbridge, Bath and Keynsham to set down passengers. Finally we arrive at Bristol Temple Meads where we say goodbye to our steam locomotive.

Kirklees Light Railway (Heritage Line Event) Steam & Diesel Gala

Steam & Diesel Gala 12th & 13th September 2020 Booking Information Please note a ?1.80 transaction fee will be added per booking for any tickets purchased online. The Friends of Kirklees Light Railway are hosting their 15th Annual Steam & Diesel Gala Weekend over the weekend of 12 & 13 September 2020. Further details including ticket information, theme and visiting locos will be announced nearer the time!

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Models & Miniatures

Models & Miniatures 12th and 13th September 2020 Models & Miniatures is a celebration of all things model and miniature - including trains, road vehicles and ships. It is a delight for all ages and a fantastic opportunity to see everything from fine scale engineering to much loved toys and models.

Welsh Highland Railway (Heritage Line Event) Super-Power 2020'

Super-Power 2020' 11 - 13 September Our popular enthusiasts event, which includes things of interest for all the family, will be making a welcome return in 2020. We are still working on the exact format of the weekend, but this will be an opportunity to catch up with all the latest developments on the WHR.

Epping Ongar Railway (Diesel Gala) Autumn Diesel Gala

Autumn Diesel Gala 12,13 September 2020 featuring: ?Visiting locomotives (to be confirmed) ?Class 45 'Peak, 45132 ?our homefleet of 20001, 31438, 37029 and 47635 As usual we will be running a 3 train intensive service throughout the weekend with late running Real Ale trains on Saturday. All trains will be running in conjunction with our fleet of Heritage buses, which will be operating between Ongar, North Weald, Epping Underground and Shenfield National Rail stations. Our on train bars will be also be open, serving a selection of draught beers, as well as a range of wines, lagers and soft drinks, and, on the Saturday evening, we will be running our Real Ale Train. Cab rides for ?5 For those who would like to see the line from the unique vantage point of a loco cab, then we will be offering our popular cab rides for ?5. These can't be pre-booked, just see the crew of the locomotive to reserve your place. For safety reasons the number of people in the cab will be limited and may vary between locomotives. Brake Van Rides Brake van rides will operate between North Weald and Epping Forest. An additional charge of ?5 per return trip will be payable. Simply pay the guard on your trip of choice.

Statfold Barn Railway (Heritage Line Event) Road & Rail Festival

Road & Rail Festival 12th / 13th Sep 2020 Saturday 12th 10:00 - 17:00 & Sunday 13th September - 10:00-16:00 Arrive at Statfold and board the train to join us for one of the best Road and Rail Festival events, right here at Statfold this event promises to be one of the biggest events on the Statfold Calendar. The award winning Statfold Barn Railway will also be operating throughout the weekend. An intensive train service featuring passenger trains and goods trains will be operate on Saturday and Sunday. All trains rides are included with the entrance price.

Moors Valley Railway (Steam Gala) AUTUMN STEAM GALA

AUTUMN STEAM GALA Sat 12th & Sun 13th September

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Mayflower 400 to Plymouth & Cornwall

Mayflower 400 to Plymouth & Cornwall

East Somerset Railway (Heritage Line Event) Diesel Day

Diesel Day A day for diesel enthusiasts! Tuesday 15th September The DMU will run at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3.30pm. Standard ticket prices apply. You will be able to ride the diesel train as many times as you like, look around our Engine Shed and Workshop, visit our shop, before putting your feet up for a bite in the Whistlestop Cafe.

West Coast Railways (Railtour) The Conwy Valley Explorer

The Conwy Valley Explorer Dumfries to Betws-y-Coed or Blaenau Ffestiniog Wednesday 16 September 2020 From Dumfries, Annan, Gretna, Carlisle, Penrith and Lancaster. Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel Join us for a scenic day out to remember as our stylish heritage train travels from Dumfries and down the scenic West Coast Main Line, past Morecambe Bay and through Wigan, our last pick up point, towards Chester. From Chester we head west along the beautiful North Wales coast. This section of line offers open sea views to enjoy as we race through the resorts of Prestatyn, Rhyl and Colwyn Bay before arriving at Llandudno Junction. Here we join the Conwy Valley Line for a breathtaking run and steep climb to the pretty mountain resort of Betws-y-Coed. The line from Llandudno first follows the gentle curve of the Conway Estuary. However we soon begin to twist and turn and our engine has to labour hard to climb the steep gradients to our destination with the views becoming more dramatic with each mile that passes. In Betws-y-Coed you will find plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants plus some lovely riverside paths. Alongside the station there is a small railway museum and a miniature railway to enjoy. After our visit we return to the comfort of our reserved seats to once more enjoy the glorious scenery that North Wales has to offer. Alternatively enjoy a bit more of the local scenery as you travel to our journey's end at Blaenau Ffestiniog via a Roman Bridge and a deep mountain tunnel for a break of up to 3 hours. This town, set among huge mountains of slate waste and fabulous views of the nearby area, is home of the Ffestiniog narrow gauge steam railway and just on the edge of town the brilliant Llechwedd Slate Caverns. There should be time to relax and perhaps visit a few local gift shops and take a bite to eat before return departure as well as possibly exploring one of these attractions.

Severn Valley Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Mayflower 400 to Plymouth & Cornwall

Mayflower 400 to Plymouth & Cornwall

East Lancashire Railway (Diesel Gala) Autumn Diesel Gala

Autumn Diesel Gala Dates for this event 18th September 2020, 19th September2020 . Diesel Power Up Your Autumn Finishing a year of fantastic diesel events, the Autumn Diesel Gala will feature a host of home fleet locomotives running alongside special guests.

Severn Valley Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway (Heritage Line Event) Rail Ale and Blues Festival
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Rail Ale and Blues Festival Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September 2020 The Rail Ale and Blues Festival returns to Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway for its sixth year! A stunning line up of blues musicians from around the country will be making their way to the stage at Lakeside Station to put on a show you will not forget. The award winning 'Signal Box Inn' will be bursting at the seams with a superb variety of real ales, ready to tick off the list of your favourites? And they'll be even more ales available from our new external bar! Then if you fancy a relaxing trip along the coast, take a ride on the light railway, where steam trains will be in action all weekend. A perfect combination, not to be missed! Make sure you visit our Facebook event page for further announcements and make sure to hit the attending button! The event is free to enter with charges applying for drinks and train rides.

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (Steam Railtour) The Ticket to Ride

The Ticket to Ride Darlington North Road to Liverpool Lime Street (60163 Tornado)

Didcot Railway Centre (Heritage Line Event) Victorian Weekend

Victorian Weekend Sat 19 & Sun 20 Sept - Come and discover how railways changed everyday life Come and be transported back in time to the 19th Century and ride aboard historic steam trains, see original Victorian locomotives and carriages, find out more about everyday life from award-winning period re-enactors the Ragged Victorians, discover basic signalling apparatus from the early Great Western Railway and see surviving track from Brunel's broad gauge - complete with a display of painstakingly recreated locomotives and carriages. Steam trains will be in action offering unlimited rides on the Centre's two passenger lines with award-winning 'Saint' class locomotive 2999 'Lady of Legend' hauling a train including Victorian carriages on the main demonstration line while services on the Centre's branch line will be provided by a locomotive dating from Victorian times. Locomotives on display include Victorian examples No 5 'Shannon' - a remarkable survivor having been built in 1857 and which spent many years working on the nearby Wantage Tramway and No. 1338. Visitors can also see some surviving track from Brunel's broad gauge along with replica locomotives Fire Fly and Iron Duke - the high speed trains of the Victorian era! Be sure to look out for the characteristic disc and crossbar signal and the Railway Policeman's Hut and find out how trains were controlled in the early days of the railways.

East Lancashire Railway (Diesel Gala) Autumn Diesel Gala

Autumn Diesel Gala Dates for this event 18th September 2020, 19th September2020 . Diesel Power Up Your Autumn Finishing a year of fantastic diesel events, the Autumn Diesel Gala will feature a host of home fleet locomotives running alongside special guests.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) BEAMISH & DURHAM STATESMAN

BEAMISH & DURHAM STATESMAN SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Shrewsbury (06.10/22.05) Gobowen (06.40/21.35) Chirk (06.45/21.30) Ruabon (06.50/21.25) Wrexham General (07.00/21.15) Chester (07.20/20.55) Frodsham (07.40/20.30) Warrington Bank Quay (07.50/20.20) Newton-le-Willows (08.05/20.05) Manchester Victoria (08.40/19.40) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change We present a scenic journey to the spectacular and beautiful North East with its landscape of iconic landmarks as we travel through the Vale of York with views of the Yorkshire Moors to the historic city of Durham for an afternoon sightseeing break. This tour offers a choice of leisure time in Durham - or an optional visit to the award winning Beamish Open-Air Museum. On arrival at historic Durham, which has been voted as 'the best city in the UK' around four hours will be available at leisure to enjoy the many delights with its cobbled streets, Norman Cathedral & dramatic Castle that were founded in 1072 and today are a World Heritage Site as they stand high above the River Wear where relaxing cruises and riverside walks are available - The city is alive with boutiques, galleries, museums and shops selling local food. Alternatively, enjoy an exclusive visit to the award-winning Beamish Museum which should be booked at the same time as the main tour as space is limited: Beamish Open-Air Museum Leaving the train at Durham road coaches will transport you on the short journey to the award winning 300-acre Beamish Museum for a totally unique day out. It's a vast, living, working experience of life as it was in the North East of the late 1800's and early 1900's where the past comes to life with costumed guides and the opportunity to travel by Tram or omnibus to the Town, Colliery Village, Home Farm, Pockerley Manor and a 1825 Railway complete with the Puffing Billy locomotive. Perhaps enjoy a pint in the restored Sun Inn or sample traditional fish n' chips cooked on an Edwardian coal fired range. Supplement: ?32 per person

Severn Valley Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala

Llangollen Railway (Heritage Line Event) 1940's Weekend

1940's Weekend 19th & 20th September 2020

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Pennine Blackpool Express

The Pennine Blackpool Express Saturday 19th September 2020 Join us on this special train to the Fylde Coast and the vibrant seaside resort of Blackpool. We have a high-speed journey down the West Coast Main Line to Preston, where we take the branch to Blackpool North. Our return journey will be steam hauled to Preston and then via the Ribble Valley through Clitheroe to Hellifield and onwards to Carnforth. Our electric locomotive will then return the train back to London. We leave London Euston at around 07:10 with electric traction, and speed north along the West Coast Main Line (WCML). We stop to pick up passengers at Milton Keynes (where passengers from Watford Junction join by service train), Rugby (where passengers from Northampton join by service train), Nuneaton and Crewe. We continue north along the WCML to Preston, our final stop to pick up passengers. At Preston, our steam locomotive allocated from the Carnforth Pool will be attached at the rear of the train and will be hauled by our class 86 electric to Blackpool North. The recently electrified line serves local trains and also allows through trains to and from London. We will head westwards across The Fylde and pass through Kirkham, the junction for the Blackpool South branch. We will take the Blackpool North line and pass through Poulton-le-Fylde station where there should be by now views of the famous 518ft tall tower at Blackpool. Around three hours should be available to visit the town and some of its attractions, including the Tower, the Winter Gardens, Madame Tussauds, the three piers or perhaps take a vintage tram ride along the sea front. Shops are also nearby along with many restaurants and pubs to cater for all tastes. Returning to Preston, now steam hauled, we will detach the class 86 electric locomotive, which will then go to Carnforth to await our return later in the day. Steam haulage will now continue via Bamber Bridge and the long climb of Hoghton Bank to Blackburn. We will join the Hellifield line at Daisyfield Junction and tackle the steep climb up to Whilpshire Tunnel. A long descent follows towards the impressive 48-arch viaduct over the river Calder at Whalley. After Clitheroe, we continue to follow the scenic Ribble Valley towards Hellifield where there will be a water stop. The last section of our journey to Carnforth will include the steep climb at 1 in 100 from Settle Junction up Giggleswick Bank. We follow the Bentham Line via Wennington and reach Carnforth where we say goodbye to our steam locomotive. The class 86 electric locomotive will be waiting to take our train back to Preston and calling stations to London Euston. *Passengers from Watford Junction will travel to Milton Keynes by service train to join our train. **Passengers from Northampton will travel to and from Rugby by service train to join our train.

Avon Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) 1940s weekend

1940s weekend Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 September 2020 19 & 20 September sees the return of our annual 1940s weekend. Admire the vintage vehicle and re-enactor displays, enjoy music from Jayne Darling and the Goodnight Sweethearts. Meet 'Winston Churchill' and 'Field Marshall Montgomery' just generally soak up the atmosphere on this special weekend. Bitton Blitz Boogie Join our evening dance at Bitton Sports & Social Club (just a few hundred metres from the railway) where you will be able to swing along to your 40s favourites! Saturday 19 7pm:- Tickets, ?10.00 per head Call the office on 0117 932 5538 to get yours today! Steam train rides also taking place throughout the day from 11am - 4pm. Don't forget, our station car park is not in use this weekend. Enjoy a FREE vintage bus ride from Keynsham (near the Lock Keeper pub and Keynsham mainline railway station). Follow AVR event parking signs. Due to this special event the entire station site will be access by ticket only, purchased on the day. We will, however be providing temporary toilet facilities at the station entrance for users of the Railway path. Tickets, Adult ?12.00 Senior ?11.00 Child ?9.00, Family ?35.00 If you're a re-enactor and would like to attend this event we'd love to see you. All we ask is that you register your attendance with our form below and return to the office in advance.

Crich Tramway Village (Trams) Tram Day

Tram Day Sat 19th September @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm An exciting day for those who love tram rides! Many of our operational trams will be running, so ride on as many as you wish! In addition, the large scale Robert Whetstone tram models will be running in the Exhibition Hall. From 10.30am - 4.30pm there will be a sale of books, Journals and photographs - last chance to buy the Journals dating from the 1930s to 2000, so don't miss this opportunity! 869 180 762 at Glory Mine

Talisman Railwayana Auctions (Auction) Batemans Brewery, Wainfleet, Skegness

Batemans Brewery, Wainfleet, Skegness

Thirsk Auction Mart (Auction) Sale of Railwayana

Sale of Railwayana

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway (Heritage Line Event) Rail Ale and Blues Festival
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Rail Ale and Blues Festival Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September 2020 The Rail Ale and Blues Festival returns to Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway for its sixth year! A stunning line up of blues musicians from around the country will be making their way to the stage at Lakeside Station to put on a show you will not forget. The award winning 'Signal Box Inn' will be bursting at the seams with a superb variety of real ales, ready to tick off the list of your favourites? And they'll be even more ales available from our new external bar! Then if you fancy a relaxing trip along the coast, take a ride on the light railway, where steam trains will be in action all weekend. A perfect combination, not to be missed! Make sure you visit our Facebook event page for further announcements and make sure to hit the attending button! The event is free to enter with charges applying for drinks and train rides.

Didcot Railway Centre (Heritage Line Event) Victorian Weekend

Victorian Weekend Sat 19 & Sun 20 Sept - Come and discover how railways changed everyday life Come and be transported back in time to the 19th Century and ride aboard historic steam trains, see original Victorian locomotives and carriages, find out more about everyday life from award-winning period re-enactors the Ragged Victorians, discover basic signalling apparatus from the early Great Western Railway and see surviving track from Brunel's broad gauge - complete with a display of painstakingly recreated locomotives and carriages. Steam trains will be in action offering unlimited rides on the Centre's two passenger lines with award-winning 'Saint' class locomotive 2999 'Lady of Legend' hauling a train including Victorian carriages on the main demonstration line while services on the Centre's branch line will be provided by a locomotive dating from Victorian times. Locomotives on display include Victorian examples No 5 'Shannon' - a remarkable survivor having been built in 1857 and which spent many years working on the nearby Wantage Tramway and No. 1338. Visitors can also see some surviving track from Brunel's broad gauge along with replica locomotives Fire Fly and Iron Duke - the high speed trains of the Victorian era! Be sure to look out for the characteristic disc and crossbar signal and the Railway Policeman's Hut and find out how trains were controlled in the early days of the railways.

Llangollen Railway (Heritage Line Event) 1940's Weekend

1940's Weekend 19th & 20th September 2020

Avon Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) 1940s weekend

1940s weekend Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 September 2020 19 & 20 September sees the return of our annual 1940s weekend. Admire the vintage vehicle and re-enactor displays, enjoy music from Jayne Darling and the Goodnight Sweethearts. Meet 'Winston Churchill' and 'Field Marshall Montgomery' just generally soak up the atmosphere on this special weekend. Bitton Blitz Boogie Join our evening dance at Bitton Sports & Social Club (just a few hundred metres from the railway) where you will be able to swing along to your 40s favourites! Saturday 19 7pm:- Tickets, ?10.00 per head Call the office on 0117 932 5538 to get yours today! Steam train rides also taking place throughout the day from 11am - 4pm. Don't forget, our station car park is not in use this weekend. Enjoy a FREE vintage bus ride from Keynsham (near the Lock Keeper pub and Keynsham mainline railway station). Follow AVR event parking signs. Due to this special event the entire station site will be access by ticket only, purchased on the day. We will, however be providing temporary toilet facilities at the station entrance for users of the Railway path. Tickets, Adult ?12.00 Senior ?11.00 Child ?9.00, Family ?35.00 If you're a re-enactor and would like to attend this event we'd love to see you. All we ask is that you register your attendance with our form below and return to the office in advance.

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway (Heritage Line Event) Rail Ale and Blues Festival
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Rail Ale and Blues Festival Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September 2020 The Rail Ale and Blues Festival returns to Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway for its sixth year! A stunning line up of blues musicians from around the country will be making their way to the stage at Lakeside Station to put on a show you will not forget. The award winning 'Signal Box Inn' will be bursting at the seams with a superb variety of real ales, ready to tick off the list of your favourites? And they'll be even more ales available from our new external bar! Then if you fancy a relaxing trip along the coast, take a ride on the light railway, where steam trains will be in action all weekend. A perfect combination, not to be missed! Make sure you visit our Facebook event page for further announcements and make sure to hit the attending button! The event is free to enter with charges applying for drinks and train rides.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) London to Highgrove, Lydney & Cardiff

London to Highgrove, Lydney & Cardiff Tuesday 22nd September 2020 From: London Paddington , Maidenhead , Reading , Gloucester , Lydney

West Coast Railways (Railtour) The Stratford Flyer

The Stratford Flyer Southport to Stratford upon Avon Wednesday 23 September 2020 From Southport, Burscough, Parbold and Wigan Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel Join us for a nostalgic day out aboard our heritage diesel hauled special direct to Stratford upon Avon which is, of course, famous for its connections with William Shakespeare and rightly so. Being the birthplace of the famous Bard and now the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company makes this town a big draw. You may wish to visit Shakespeare's birthplace with its museum collection or maybe take a tour of Anne Hathaway's cottage with its gardens. All these attractions are on the route of the hop-on hop-off open top bus which operates around the town. However there is so much more to Stratford than just William Shakespeare. A charming medieval centre with timber framed buildings and lots of independent shops makes for a lovely afternoon visit. Add to this the canal with its boat trips and also the river, which makes its way through the central park, then Stratford has a most attractive centre worthy of a visit in its own right.

GBRf Charity Railtours (Railtour) GBRf 2020
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GBRf 2020 GBRf Charity Railtours is excited to announce that it will return in 2020 with another 4-day Charity Railtour. Operating from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th September inclusive, we are aiming to raise as much money as possible for a very worthy cause, Prostate Cancer UK. As before, our train will visit many parts of the country following interesting routes and with unusual locomotives, a recipe that we know works well. Thursday 24th September 2020 GBRf 2020 - Day 1 Our first day begins in familiar fashion, departing from London Victoria with a Class 66. We head around North London and into Essex for a visit to London Gateway, then two Class 73/9 locomotives will take charge for the journey back to Temple Mills Loop. Next, we head down the Great Eastern Main Line to Harwich International for a short break. The 73s then take us through Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge, up the West Anglia route and back into North London where there is the option to alight at Highbury and Islington. The train however will continue to the Wembley area before one last reversal. Our Class 66 then takes us into London Euston where Day 1 will end.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) London to York, Durham & Newcastle

London to York, Durham & Newcastle Thursday 24th September 2020 From: London Kings Cross , Hertford North , Stevenage , Peterborough , York

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Steam Gala) Steam Gala
North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Steam Gala) Annual Steam Gala
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Annual Steam Gala 24, 25, 26 & 27 September 2020

Bluebell Railway (Steam Gala) Giants of Steam Autumn Gala

Giants of Steam Autumn Gala 25th to 27th September 2020 Return of the Giants! We are very pleased to announce the return of the giants at our Giants of Steam Autumn Gala on 25th - 27th September. A special intensive timetable will be operating over the weekend so there will be lots of opportunities to travel behind these magnificent Giants and to watch them in action! A selection of our own wonderful locomotives will also be running.

GBRf Charity Railtours (Railtour) GBRf 2020
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GBRf 2020 GBRf Charity Railtours is excited to announce that it will return in 2020 with another 4-day Charity Railtour. Operating from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th September inclusive, we are aiming to raise as much money as possible for a very worthy cause, Prostate Cancer UK. As before, our train will visit many parts of the country following interesting routes and with unusual locomotives, a recipe that we know works well. Friday 25th September 2020 GBRf 2020 - Day 2 Our second day begins in most unusual fashion with a pair of Class 73/1 locomotives hauling our train out of London Euston down to the Wembley area. We then reverse and a Class 59 locomotive will take the train onto the Southern Region. We'll have a pick up at Hounslow should anyone prefer a slightly later start before heading onwards via Woking, Guildford, Fareham and into Eastleigh Yard. Here we will look to cover some of the sidings whilst being shunted by one of our Class 08 locomotives. This visit will also allow us to change the Class 73/1s for a fresh pair which will then lead us back via Basingstoke, Woking, Virginia Water, Clapham Junction and Kensington Olympia, where you will have the option to alight. The train will continue to Acton Lane Reception to reverse and service the coaching stock, before the 73/1s take us into London Euston in the early evening where Day 2 will end, with the train then ready for the overnight leg (Day N).

GBRf Charity Railtours (Railtour) GBRf 2020
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GBRf 2020 GBRf Charity Railtours is excited to announce that it will return in 2020 with another 4-day Charity Railtour. Operating from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th September inclusive, we are aiming to raise as much money as possible for a very worthy cause, Prostate Cancer UK. As before, our train will visit many parts of the country following interesting routes and with unusual locomotives, a recipe that we know works well. Friday 25th September 2020 (Overnight) GBRf 2020 - Day N Perhaps Day N provides for some of the most unusual elements of GBRf 2020. We begin our journey from London Euston with a Class 92 locomotive taking us down the West Coast Main Line to Birmingham International. Here the 92 will detach and make way for a Class 86 locomotive which will continue via Stechford, Aston, Soho Bank and into Birmingham New Street. The 73/1s will then venture into more uncharted territory, departing Birmingham New Street through Five Ways, Longbridge and down the Lickey Incline to Bromsgrove. In another first, the Class 86 will then take the train from Bromsgrove, back up the Lickey Incline, through Five Ways, Birmingham New Street, Duddeston and Aston and into Bescot Loop. Here we say goodbye to the Class 73/1s and the 86 continues over more newly-electrified route, with a trip over the Cannock Line, then via Rugeley, Stafford, Crewe Independent Lines, Wilmslow, Styal, Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton to Preston. The 86 will detach here and our journey onward will be with one of our recently re-instated Class 60s, heading north via Lancaster and Penrith to Carlisle where Day N concludes in the early hours.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Steam Gala) Steam Gala
North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Steam Gala) Annual Steam Gala
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Annual Steam Gala 24, 25, 26 & 27 September 2020

Vintage Trains (Open Day) Tyseley Open Day
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Tyseley Open Day

East Lancashire Railway (Heritage Line Event) Flying Scotsman Returns
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Flying Scotsman Returns

Llangollen Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Weekend

Diesel Weekend 26th & 27th September 2020

Bluebell Railway (Steam Gala) Giants of Steam Autumn Gala

Giants of Steam Autumn Gala 25th to 27th September 2020 Return of the Giants! We are very pleased to announce the return of the giants at our Giants of Steam Autumn Gala on 25th - 27th September. A special intensive timetable will be operating over the weekend so there will be lots of opportunities to travel behind these magnificent Giants and to watch them in action! A selection of our own wonderful locomotives will also be running.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cumbrian Coast Express

The Cumbrian Coast Express Saturday 26th September 2020 Our journey will combine the scenic grandeur of the Cumbria Fells with the exposed Cumbrian coastline that skirts the western edge of the Lake District. We have a high-speed journey down the West Coast Main Line to Carlisle, hauled by a blue class 86 electric locomotive. We then enjoy a steam hauled tour from Carlisle back to Carnforth via the Cumbria Coast. We return from Carnforth to London behind our blue electric locomotive. We leave London Euston at around 07:00 with electric traction, and speed north along the West Coast Main Line (WCML). We stop to pick up passengers at Milton Keynes (where passengers from Watford Junction join by service train), Rugby (where passengers from Northampton join by service train), Nuneaton and Crewe. We continue north along the WCML to Preston, our final stop to pick up passengers. We pass through Lancaster and along the edge of Morecambe Bay before we arrive at Carnforth. Leaving Carnforth, we pass the Brief Encounter cafe and commence the climb up to Grayrigg. We then travel through the beautiful Lune Gorge to Tebay, before the ascent to Shap. After crossing the Cumbrian Fells we descend to Penrith, and then head for Carlisle. There will be time available in Carlisle to explore this ancient city with its cathedral and castle, plus a varied assortment of shops and cafes. We leave Carlisle steam hauled by a locomotive from the Carnforth pool and our return steam hauled journey to Carnforth takes the scenic coastal route around the Cumbrian Coast. After Maryport, we run along the shoreline through to the industrialised district of Workington, once a centre for the production of iron and steel. There are spectacular cliff edge views as we journey southwards from Workington through to Whitehaven, with the Isle of Man visible on a clear day across the Irish Sea. We run very close to the shoreline for several miles prior to St. Bees, famous for its priory and school. We pass Sellafield, where the British Nuclear Fuels plant dominates the landscape. At Ravenglass, we meet up with the narrow gauge Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway which is normally steam operated. At Millom, we head inland and follow the sweeping estuary through Foxfield and Kirkby in Furness. We will avoid Barrow in Furness by taking the 'Park' cut off line to Dalton in Furness. After Ulverston, we cross Leven Viaduct and curve along the edge of the bay through to Grange-over-Sands. There are more views across Morecambe Bay as we cross the lengthy Kent Viaduct at Arnside and approach Carnforth. Here, we shall say farewell to our gallant steam locomotive and our blue class 86 electric locomotive will take over for a fast run back to London Euston. We stop at the same stations as on the outward journey to set down passengers. *Passengers from Watford Junction will travel to Milton Keynes by service train to join our train. **Passengers from Northampton will travel to and from Rugby by service train to join our train.

Ribble Steam Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala

GBRf Charity Railtours (Railtour) GBRf 2020
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GBRf 2020 GBRf Charity Railtours is excited to announce that it will return in 2020 with another 4-day Charity Railtour. Operating from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th September inclusive, we are aiming to raise as much money as possible for a very worthy cause, Prostate Cancer UK. As before, our train will visit many parts of the country following interesting routes and with unusual locomotives, a recipe that we know works well. Saturday 26th September 2020 GBRf 2020 - Day 3 Our third day starts with a twist. On departure from Carlisle the train will be hauled by a Class 37 and Class 33 in multiple, heading north via the G&SW route through Dumfries. At Kilmarnock we will turn left and head to the Ayrshire coast, passing through Troon and Newton-on-Ayr before heading inland again. We take the route through Annbank retuning back to the G&SW route at Mauchline where we will continue south back to Carlisle. From Carlisle we will take the Tyne Valley route to Newcastle, where we expect to arrive in the early afternoon. You have the option to alight here for a circa 3hr break if you wish. The train will then be hauled by a Class 60 and Class 66 via Benton, Newsham, Bedlington and Morpeth to Heaton Loop. Here, the 37/33 combination will re-attach and we will head back into Newcastle to pick up those who chose to take a break. We then head south along the East Coast Main Line, passing through Durham, Darlington, York (avoider), the S&K, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derby and Tamworth before a set down at Birmingham New Street. The train will continue via Rowley Regis and Stourbridge to Kidderminster where it will run onto the Severn Valley Railway and terminate in the Severn Valley platform after another mammoth day.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (Diesel Gala) Autumn Diesel Weekend featuring Deltic 55019
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Autumn Diesel Weekend featuring Deltic 55019

Evesham Vale Light Railway (Heritage Line Event) Diesel Day

Diesel Day

Perrygrove Railway (Heritage Line Event) Vintage Working Weekend

Vintage Working Weekend 26th and 27th September 2020 An action packed weekend with intensive train timetable and lots of engines in use, including a visitor or two! There will be a working display area of steam traction equipment. Special Fares apply but if you book in advance there is a discount! Open from 10.30am-5pm. Visiting engine TBC - watch this space! We have steam driven saw benches, stone crushing and road rolling and a display of vintage vehicles and equipment, there will be trailer rides as well. It's our biggest event of the year! If you have a vehicle you would like to bring along drop us an email at info@perrygrove.co.uk

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Gala

Autumn Gala 26 and 27 September 2020 Several engines in steam, special trains, marquee attractions, real ale, and much more

Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway (Steam Gala) Gala

Gala The Railway will be holding its annual End of Season Gala Weekend on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September. Further details will be published here closer to the date of the event. Timetable Trains depart frequently Sittingbourne Viaduct from 11am until 4pm. There will be passenger trains hauled by steam (Leader and Melior) or diesel (Victor) locomotives.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Steam Gala) Steam Gala
North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Steam Gala) Annual Steam Gala
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Annual Steam Gala 24, 25, 26 & 27 September 2020

Vintage Trains (Open Day) Tyseley Open Day
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Tyseley Open Day

East Lancashire Railway (Heritage Line Event) Flying Scotsman Returns
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Flying Scotsman Returns

Llangollen Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Weekend

Diesel Weekend 26th & 27th September 2020

Bluebell Railway (Steam Gala) Giants of Steam Autumn Gala

Giants of Steam Autumn Gala 25th to 27th September 2020 Return of the Giants! We are very pleased to announce the return of the giants at our Giants of Steam Autumn Gala on 25th - 27th September. A special intensive timetable will be operating over the weekend so there will be lots of opportunities to travel behind these magnificent Giants and to watch them in action! A selection of our own wonderful locomotives will also be running.

Ribble Steam Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala

East Somerset Railway (Heritage Line Event) Heritage Diesel Service and Steam

Heritage Diesel Service and Steam For diesel enthusiasts and general visitors alike! On selected dates throughout our running season we offer the bonus of a Heritage Diesel Service for you to enjoy. Your day rover ticket allows you to ride one or all of the Heritage Diesel Services and Steam Trains on the day. The Heritage Diesel Service runs at 11.45am & 2.45pm on the dates below. Standard ticket prices apply. If you would like to know more information about the Heritage Diesel Multiple Unit please click on the 'About Us' menu at the top of the page and scroll down to 'Our Locomotives and Stock'.

GBRf Charity Railtours (Railtour) GBRf 2020
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GBRf 2020 GBRf Charity Railtours is excited to announce that it will return in 2020 with another 4-day Charity Railtour. Operating from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th September inclusive, we are aiming to raise as much money as possible for a very worthy cause, Prostate Cancer UK. As before, our train will visit many parts of the country following interesting routes and with unusual locomotives, a recipe that we know works well. Sunday 27th September 2020 GBRf 2020 - Day 4 Our final day will start from the Severn Railway platform at Kidderminster, from where we will head off the Severn Valley Railway with two Class 50 locomotives provided by our friends at the Class 50 Alliance. We will call briefly in the platform of the National Rail station to pick up anyone who may have slept in, then we tackle Old Hill Bank and head into Birmingham New Street for a pick up there. We depart Birmingham via Camp Hill, head south through Bromsgrove and Worcester before heading across the Cotswold Line through Evesham. We pass through Oxford before turning right at Foxhall and heading via Swindon, Kemble, Gloucester and Lydney to Newport, where we will offer the opportunity to leave the train for a few hours. For those staying on, the train will continue to Pengam Sidings, where the Class 50s will detach and return home. Here a Class 92 will be attached to the rear, and a Class 66 will attach to the front to take us forward through Cardiff Central and into Cardiff West. We will then reverse, and in another first, our Class 92 will be the inaugural electric locomotive to haul a passenger train from the Welsh capital. We will head east along the Great Western Main Line, picking up at Newport and then on through Bristol Parkway and Swindon. There will be an option to leave the train at Reading before we continue on the last stretch of the journey. The Class 92 will haul us into Brunel's famous canopy at London Paddington, marking the end of another monumental trip.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) London Liverpool Street to Lowestoft

London Liverpool Street to Lowestoft Sunday 27th September 2020 From: London Liverpool Street , Stratford (London) , Shenfield

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (Diesel Gala) Autumn Diesel Weekend featuring Deltic 55019
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Autumn Diesel Weekend featuring Deltic 55019

Showbus International (Buses) Showbus International 2020

Showbus International 2020

Gartell Light Railway (Heritage Line Event) Open Days

Open Days We open at 10:00 and operate our frequent train service between 10:30 and 16:30.

Perrygrove Railway (Heritage Line Event) Vintage Working Weekend

Vintage Working Weekend 26th and 27th September 2020 An action packed weekend with intensive train timetable and lots of engines in use, including a visitor or two! There will be a working display area of steam traction equipment. Special Fares apply but if you book in advance there is a discount! Open from 10.30am-5pm. Visiting engine TBC - watch this space! We have steam driven saw benches, stone crushing and road rolling and a display of vintage vehicles and equipment, there will be trailer rides as well. It's our biggest event of the year! If you have a vehicle you would like to bring along drop us an email at info@perrygrove.co.uk

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Gala

Autumn Gala 26 and 27 September 2020 Several engines in steam, special trains, marquee attractions, real ale, and much more

Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway (Steam Gala) Gala

Gala The Railway will be holding its annual End of Season Gala Weekend on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September. Further details will be published here closer to the date of the event. Timetable Trains depart frequently Sittingbourne Viaduct from 11am until 4pm. There will be passenger trains hauled by steam (Leader and Melior) or diesel (Victor) locomotives.

West Coast Railways (Railtour) The Stratford Flyer

The Stratford Flyer Barrow to Stratford upon Avon Wednesday 30 September 2020 From Barrow, Ulverston, Grange over Sands, Carnforth, Lancaster and Preston. Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel Join us for a nostalgic day out aboard our heritage diesel hauled special direct to Stratford upon Avon which is, of course, famous for its connections with William Shakespeare and rightly so. Being the birthplace of the famous Bard and now the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company makes this town a big draw. You may wish to visit Shakespeare's birthplace with its museum collection or maybe take a tour of Anne Hathaway's cottage with its gardens. All these attractions are on the route of the hop-on hop-off open top bus which operates around the town. However there is so much more to Stratford than just William Shakespeare. A charming medieval centre with timber framed buildings and lots of independent shops makes for a lovely afternoon visit. Add to this the canal with its boat trips and also the river, which makes its way through the central park, then Stratford has a most attractive centre worthy of a visit in its own right.

Great Central Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala - Thurs 1st to Sun 4th October 2020
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Autumn Steam Gala - Thurs 1st to Sun 4th October 2020 Our Autumn Steam Gala takes place from 1st to 4th October 2020, with a busy passenger service on Thursday, stepping up a gear on Friday with the addition of freight trains, and on Saturday and Sunday a very intensive timetable indeed, including a very frequent passenger service with goods trains and Travelling Post Office demonstrations. An event not to missed! Up to 9 locomotives in steam!

Severn Valley Railway (Diesel Gala) Autumn Diesel Gala

Autumn Diesel Gala

Great Central Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala - Thurs 1st to Sun 4th October 2020
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Autumn Steam Gala - Thurs 1st to Sun 4th October 2020 Our Autumn Steam Gala takes place from 1st to 4th October 2020, with a busy passenger service on Thursday, stepping up a gear on Friday with the addition of freight trains, and on Saturday and Sunday a very intensive timetable indeed, including a very frequent passenger service with goods trains and Travelling Post Office demonstrations. An event not to missed! Up to 9 locomotives in steam!

Severn Valley Railway (Diesel Gala) Autumn Diesel Gala

Autumn Diesel Gala

North Norfolk Railway (Heritage Line Event) Home Fleet Weekend

Home Fleet Weekend

Statesman Rail (Railtour) LOCHS AND GLENS STATESMAN

LOCHS AND GLENS STATESMAN SATURDAY 3 TO MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Milton Keynes (06.10/23.00) Northampton (06.30/22.40) Rugby (06.55/22.20) Coventry (07.45/21.55) Birmingham International (08.00/21.40) Wolverhampton (08.40/21.00) Stafford (09.00/20.40) Crewe (09.30/20.10) Warrington Bank Quay (10.00/19.35) Preston (10.40/18.55) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change Welcome aboard the celebrated 'Statesman' train for a fabulous autumnal weekend tour to the Scottish Highlands with off train excursions through the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, offering some of the most stunning scenery in the world. From breathtaking mountains and glens, to the vast tranquil beauty of Loch Katrine with an awe-inspiring private cruise on the restored steamship 'Sir Walter Scott', or visit the Famous Grouse distillery and historic Scone Palace - Accommodation for two nights is at the magnificent 4-star Crieff Hydro Resort, built in 1868 and set in 900 acres of beautiful Perthshire countryside. Saturday: Our train travels north over the Cumbrian Fells with views of the Lakeland mountains to Carlisle where there will be a sightseeing stop in this historic border city, then continuing through the beautiful Scottish Lowlands and over Beattock Summit we join the Highland line and travel through Stirling to arrive into Gleneagles around 17.30 where we alight for the short road coach transfer to Crieff and dinner in the hotel.

Great Central Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala - Thurs 1st to Sun 4th October 2020
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Autumn Steam Gala - Thurs 1st to Sun 4th October 2020 Our Autumn Steam Gala takes place from 1st to 4th October 2020, with a busy passenger service on Thursday, stepping up a gear on Friday with the addition of freight trains, and on Saturday and Sunday a very intensive timetable indeed, including a very frequent passenger service with goods trains and Travelling Post Office demonstrations. An event not to missed! Up to 9 locomotives in steam!

Severn Valley Railway (Diesel Gala) Autumn Diesel Gala

Autumn Diesel Gala

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Easterling

The Easterling Saturday 3rd October 2020 Join us on a journey by steam train to rural Norfolk and Suffolk, a scenic area of undulating farmland, market towns, picturesque villages and waterways. The Easterling recalls the days of an express train that ran from London to Yarmouth and Lowestoft, taking Londoners to the Norfolk Broads and the famous East Anglian seaside resorts. The train will be hauled by A1 Class Pacific 60163 Tornado. Our steam train will depart from London King's Cross station at around 08:00 and immediately begins climbing through tunnels and cuttings as it makes its way up the East Coast Main Line (ECML). There are stops at Potters Bar and Stevenage for more passengers to join the train. At Hitchin, we leave the ECML and head for Cambridge, our final stop for passengers. We continue north to Ely and then take the Breckland Line through Thetford to Norwich. The Breckland area is of considerable interest for its unusual flora and fauna, and is characterised by gorse-covered sandy heath land and Scots Pine trees. We arrive at Norwich around mid-day and our steam locomotive 'runs round' our train as we change direction of travel here. We continue our steam hauled journey taking one of the 'Wherry Lines' from Norwich to Lowestoft. The Norfolk Wherry is a type of boat that was widely used in the area. Lowestoft is the most easterly town in the UK and terminus for the East Suffolk Line (ESL). Our train stops here for well over an hour giving passengers time to explore the town and harbour, once a bustling fishing port. Our return journey is along the 49 mile-long scenic ESL through Beccles, Saxmundham and Woodbridge, famous for having the only working Tide Mill in the UK, dating from 1793. Westerfield Junction is where the branch line from Felixstowe joins the ESL; the branch is heavily used by freight trains to and from Felixstowe Docks. Approaching Ipswich, we take the newly built 'Bacon Factory Chord' to join the Great Eastern Main Line (GEML) going northwards from London Liverpool Street to Norwich. We continue northwards to Stowmarket and leave the GEML at Haughley Junction. We pass through Bury St. Edmunds station, with its distinctive pair of towers. At Snailwell Junction we take the line for Newmarket and Cambridge, where we stop to set down passengers. We make further stops to set down passengers at Stevenage and Potters Bar before journeys end at London King's Cross.

Apedale Valley Light Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Event

Diesel Event October 3rd @ 11:30 am - October 4th @ 4:00 pm Apedale Valley Light Railway, Loomer Road, Chesterton Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 7LB United Kingdom We have one of the UK's largest collection of internal combustion locos. During this weekend, we'll run as many as possible, and there will be a rare opportunity to ride behind some of them on the passenger trains. It's a kettle-free zone!

North Norfolk Railway (Heritage Line Event) Home Fleet Weekend

Home Fleet Weekend

Statesman Rail (Railtour) LOCHS AND GLENS STATESMAN

LOCHS AND GLENS STATESMAN SATURDAY 3 TO MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Milton Keynes (06.10/23.00) Northampton (06.30/22.40) Rugby (06.55/22.20) Coventry (07.45/21.55) Birmingham International (08.00/21.40) Wolverhampton (08.40/21.00) Stafford (09.00/20.40) Crewe (09.30/20.10) Warrington Bank Quay (10.00/19.35) Preston (10.40/18.55) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change Welcome aboard the celebrated 'Statesman' train for a fabulous autumnal weekend tour to the Scottish Highlands with off train excursions through the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, offering some of the most stunning scenery in the world. From breathtaking mountains and glens, to the vast tranquil beauty of Loch Katrine with an awe-inspiring private cruise on the restored steamship 'Sir Walter Scott', or visit the Famous Grouse distillery and historic Scone Palace - Accommodation for two nights is at the magnificent 4-star Crieff Hydro Resort, built in 1868 and set in 900 acres of beautiful Perthshire countryside. Sunday: Following a relaxing Scottish breakfast there is a choice of two tours which should be pre-booked: Option 1: Road coaches will depart mid-morning for a journey through Callandar and into the stunning scenery of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, before boarding the 117-year-old restored steamship 'Sir Walter Scott' for an hour's cruise to relax and soak up the scenery on beautiful Loch Katrine. We return through Queen Elizabeth Forest and over the Dukes Pass to historic Stirling where there will be a couple of hours to discover the old town or perhaps visit the castle set high above the valley on a rocky crag, offering superb views across the River Forth. Option 2: Road coaches will depart mid-morning for a visit to the Famous Grouse Whisky experience with a guided tour of the distillery following which we continue through the scenic countryside to historic Scone Palace, the former crowning place of the Kings of Scotland and now one of the country's most important stately homes with a tour of the Palace interior and gardens followed by Afternoon Tea in the former kitchens. Please note: this trip is restricted to 45 guests so early booking is advised.

Great Central Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala - Thurs 1st to Sun 4th October 2020
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Autumn Steam Gala - Thurs 1st to Sun 4th October 2020 Our Autumn Steam Gala takes place from 1st to 4th October 2020, with a busy passenger service on Thursday, stepping up a gear on Friday with the addition of freight trains, and on Saturday and Sunday a very intensive timetable indeed, including a very frequent passenger service with goods trains and Travelling Post Office demonstrations. An event not to missed! Up to 9 locomotives in steam!

Severn Valley Railway (Diesel Gala) Autumn Diesel Gala

Autumn Diesel Gala

West Lancashire Light Railway (Heritage Line Event) Working Engines Gala

Working Engines Gala Sunday 4th October

Bluebell Railway (Buses) Vintage Bus Running Day

Vintage Bus Running Day Double the nostalgia, double the experience, double the fun - our Vintage Bus Day is back on 4th October! Relive happy times of travel in the 50s, 60s and 70s by taking a vintage bus to a heritage railway. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a past age. The unmistakable 'ding' of a bell and 'toot' of a whistle, the fine leather and moquette upholstery, and the colourful liveries and elegant coachwork. A wonderful day out with a difference - indefinably nostalgic for those who rode on them, as well as a world of fascination and wonder for younger generations, many of who may have never even been on a bus or a train! Hop aboard one of the many buses running on the day, settle back for a steam train ride and then travel in style on a bus back home. Or why not enjoy a steam train ride at the railway and then hop aboard a vintage bus for a scenic journey around the local countryside?

Mid-Hants Railway (Buses) Vintage Bus Days
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Vintage Bus Days Free vintage bus ride around Alresford On the first Sunday of the month from May to October a FREE vintage bus service operates from Alresford Station. You do not need to purchase a train ticket to ride this service. The vintage bus leaves Alresford Station on a circular route through Bishop's Sutton at the following times on a trip lasting 20 minutes: 11.30 12.00 12.30 13.00 13.30 then 14.30 15.00 15.30 16.00 Unfortunately, due to their age these buses do not have provision for wheelchairs. This vintage bus service is operated by the Medstead Depot Omnibus Group, who are one of three groups under the Working Omnibus Museum Project Ltd, and their buses frequently visit running days and rallies around the South. MDOG is part of a charity established in the late 1980's which provides a storage depot for 18 vintage buses originally running bus services in the south of England. The buses are owned and maintained by individuals or small groups.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) LOCHS AND GLENS STATESMAN

LOCHS AND GLENS STATESMAN SATURDAY 3 TO MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Milton Keynes (06.10/23.00) Northampton (06.30/22.40) Rugby (06.55/22.20) Coventry (07.45/21.55) Birmingham International (08.00/21.40) Wolverhampton (08.40/21.00) Stafford (09.00/20.40) Crewe (09.30/20.10) Warrington Bank Quay (10.00/19.35) Preston (10.40/18.55) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change Welcome aboard the celebrated 'Statesman' train for a fabulous autumnal weekend tour to the Scottish Highlands with off train excursions through the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, offering some of the most stunning scenery in the world. From breathtaking mountains and glens, to the vast tranquil beauty of Loch Katrine with an awe-inspiring private cruise on the restored steamship 'Sir Walter Scott', or visit the Famous Grouse distillery and historic Scone Palace - Accommodation for two nights is at the magnificent 4-star Crieff Hydro Resort, built in 1868 and set in 900 acres of beautiful Perthshire countryside. Monday: A full Scottish breakfast will be served in the hotel restaurant and road coaches will transport us to Perth station where 'The Statesman' will be waiting to leave for the journey around the Kingdom of Fife coastal route and over the iconic Forth Bridge to the beautiful and enchanting capital of Edinburgh for an afternoon break. There is something for everyone in this city with numerous attractions all within easy walking distance - from the famous shops on Princes Street or a stroll down the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, or the impressive fortress of Edinburgh Castle. We return homeward in the late afternoon retracing our outward journey.

Tua Film Service (Film Show) Railways Remembered
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Railways Remembered 19:30, The Benn Hall, Newbold Road, Rugby CV21 2LN

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Pendle Dalesman

The Pendle Dalesman Scarborough to Carlisle Thursday 08 October 2020 From Scarborough, Seamer, Malton, York, Church Fenton, Pontefract and Wakefield Steam from Hellifield/Carnforth Join us for a nostalgic day to remember, travelling behind our splendid vintage steam engine along England's most famous railway. From our earlier pick up points we head north behind a vintage diesel engine to Hellifield/Carnforth where one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, this alone is a sight to behold as the engine builds up sufficient steam for the highlight of your journey on the famous Settle to Carlisle line. The Settle-Carlisle Railway on which we will travel needs no introduction; this breath-taking journey will take you over 20 Viaducts, through 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas. The climb over Blea Moor and the crossing of the world renowned Ribblehead Viaduct are arguably the highlights of England?s most scenic Railway. CARLISLE: We anticipate an afternoon arrival time offering a couple of hours or so break. This great border city dominates the borderlands between England and Scotland, sitting within the vale between the Cumbrian Mountains and Scottish Southern Uplands. In Carlisle you'll find yourself at the centre of a stirring past and a vibrant present. Many of the city's eateries and licensed premises are just a few minutes' walk from the station entrance and if you visit www.historic-carlisle.org.uk you will find information to help you plan ahead. And for those who would prefer to use their short break to wander around in the beautiful and historic heart of the city you may choose to visit the Castle, cathedral or indeed the Tullie House Museum. After a break of around two hours in Carlisle, we head south across some of the finest countryside Great Britain has to offer, where we head to your home stations via the famous Settle to Carlisle line in the comfort of our beautifully restored MkI or MkII Carriages.

Tua Film Service (Film Show) Railways Rememberd
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Railways Rememberd 19:30, The Palace Theatre, Appletongate, Newark. NG24 1JY

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Heritage Line Event) Railway in Wartime Event

Railway in Wartime Event

East Lancashire Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala Dates for this event 9th October 2020, 10th October 2020, 11th October2020 . Season of Steam This is it, the last big steam event of 2020. Don't miss this chance to ride behind both home fleet and special guest engines at the East Lancashire Railway.

Nene Valley Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala
Ffestiniog Railway (Heritage Line Event) Victorian Vintage Weekend

Victorian Vintage Weekend

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Heritage Line Event) Railway in Wartime Event

Railway in Wartime Event

East Lancashire Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala Dates for this event 9th October 2020, 10th October 2020, 11th October2020 . Season of Steam This is it, the last big steam event of 2020. Don't miss this chance to ride behind both home fleet and special guest engines at the East Lancashire Railway.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Wolverhampton (08.30/18.40) Codsall (08.40/18.30) Telford (09.00/18.10) Wellington (09.10/18.00) Shrewsbury (09.40/17.30) Whitchurch (09.55/17.10) Crewe (10.20/16.50) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change Step aboard the celebrated 'Statesman' land cruise train for a very special circular tour including a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Leaving behind the industrial architecture of the north our train heads into the Yorkshire Dales for a spectacular journey over the magnificent high Pennines. The sheer scale of the scenery is apparent as we pass such famous landmarks as Batty Moss, Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang Edge, with views of the three peaks towering over the line. One magnificent sight follows another before we gradually descend into the tranquil Eden Valley and just south of Carlisle, we take the west coast line through Penrith, climbing over Shap summit and through the pretty Lune Gorge affording stunning views of the Cumbrian mountains.

Nene Valley Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala
Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cumbrian Mountain Express

The Cumbrian Mountain Express Saturday 10th October 2020 The Cumbrian Mountain Express provides a wonderful opportunity to get out and about during the summer and autumn months. The Cumbrian Mountain Express provides a wonderful opportunity to get out and about during the summer and autumn months, with the added bonus of steam haulage over the Northern Fells, including the spectacular Settle & Carlisle Railway. We have a high speed journey down the West Coast Main Line to Carnforth, hauled by a blue class 86 electric locomotive. We leave London Euston at around 07:10 with electric traction, and speed north along the West Coast Main Line (WCML). We stop to pick up passengers at Milton Keynes (where passengers from Watford Junction join by service train), Rugby (where passengers from Northampton join by service train), Nuneaton and Crewe. We continue north along the WCML to Preston, our final stop to pick up passengers. We pass through Lancaster and along the edge of Morecambe Bay before we arrive at Carnforth. Here, we will change over our electric locomotive for today's steam locomotive, taken from the Carnforth pool. Leaving Carnforth, we pass the Brief Encounter cafe and commence the climb of our first severe gradient up to Grayrigg. We then travel through the beautiful Lune Gorge to Tebay, gaining speed for the ascent to Shap. This well-known section of the WCML has a gradient of 1 in 75 and in the former days of steam locomotives banking engines from Tebay were often used to assist trains. After crossing the Cumbrian Fells we descend to Penrith, and then head for Carlisle. There will be time available in Carlisle to explore this ancient city with its cathedral and castle, plus an assortment of shops and cafes. We leave Carlisle and join the Settle & Carlisle Railway, one of the most well known and best loved stretches of railway line in Britain. We soon begin climbing, and then at Appleby, we stop for our steam locomotive to take on water. The climbing continues through scenic Kirkby Stephen towards the highest railway summit in England at Ais Gill, 1169 feet above sea level. We pass over high viaducts, including the famous one at Ribblehead, and through many tunnels. There are magnificent views across the Fells and to the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. We should have a fast run out of the hills, through Settle, until we stop again for our locomotive to take on water. Our journey continues through Hellifield and Clitheroe to Preston where we say goodbye to our steam locomotive. We pass though Wigan and Warrington en route to Crewe hauled by our blue class 86 electric locomotive with a fast run to London expected. We stop at the same stations as on the outward journey to set down passengers. Premier Dining not applicable from Preston. *Passengers from Watford Junction will travel to Milton Keynes by service train to join our train. **Passengers from Northampton will travel to and from Rugby by service train to join our train.

Ffestiniog Railway (Heritage Line Event) Victorian Vintage Weekend

Victorian Vintage Weekend

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway (Heritage Line Event) Princes Risborough North Signal Box

Princes Risborough North Signal Box Open Day

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Heritage Line Event) Railway in Wartime Event

Railway in Wartime Event

East Lancashire Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala Dates for this event 9th October 2020, 10th October 2020, 11th October2020 . Season of Steam This is it, the last big steam event of 2020. Don't miss this chance to ride behind both home fleet and special guest engines at the East Lancashire Railway.

Nene Valley Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala
Ffestiniog Railway (Heritage Line Event) Victorian Vintage Weekend

Victorian Vintage Weekend

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Pendle Dalesman

The Pendle Dalesman Wolverhampton to Carlisle Wednesday 14 October 2020 From Wolverhampton, Stafford, Stoke on Trent and Crewe Steam from Hellifield/Carnforth Join us for a nostalgic day to remember, travelling behind our splendid vintage steam engine along England's most famous railway. From our earlier pick up points we head north behind a vintage diesel engine to Hellifield/Carnforth where one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, this alone is a sight to behold as the engine builds up sufficient steam for the highlight of your journey on the famous Settle to Carlisle line. The Settle-Carlisle Railway on which we will travel needs no introduction; this breath-taking journey will take you over 20 Viaducts, through 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas. The climb over Blea Moor and the crossing of the world renowned Ribblehead Viaduct are arguably the highlights of England?s most scenic Railway. CARLISLE: We anticipate an afternoon arrival time offering a couple of hours or so break. This great border city dominates the borderlands between England and Scotland, sitting within the vale between the Cumbrian Mountains and Scottish Southern Uplands. In Carlisle you'll find yourself at the centre of a stirring past and a vibrant present. Many of the city's eateries and licensed premises are just a few minutes' walk from the station entrance and if you visit www.historic-carlisle.org.uk you will find information to help you plan ahead. And for those who would prefer to use their short break to wander around in the beautiful and historic heart of the city you may choose to visit the Castle, cathedral or indeed the Tullie House Museum. After a break of around two hours in Carlisle, we head south across some of the finest countryside Great Britain has to offer, where we head to your home stations via the famous Settle to Carlisle line in the comfort of our beautifully restored MkI or MkII Carriages.

Tua Film Service (Film Show) Railways Remembered
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Railways Remembered 19:30, Rolls Royce Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby DE24 9HY

Pathfinder Tours (Railtour) The Autumn West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise

The Autumn West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise 16 to 19 October 2020 A four-day railcruise passing through spectacular Scottish scenery, travelling in classic First Class Carriages with delicious food and a comfortable overnight hotel Friday to Monday Join us for a memorable trip to the scenic splendours of Western Scotland, travelling in classic First Class carriages. Enjoy freshly prepared on-board meals served at your seat, a choice of off-train options and a comfortable overnight hotel. The fare includes: ?First class rail travel aboard our special train, your choice of optional activity each day, hotel transfers and three nights hotel accommodation in a shared twin or double room (a supplement applies for single room occupancy). ?On train meals and refreshments as described. Breakfast is taken at the hotel on both Saturday and Sunday morning. Friday The weekend starts with a champagne English Breakfast as we set off northwards (something lighter will be served to those joining us later). There will be a light Luncheon before a journey break mid-afternoon. Then we cross into Scotland, and enjoy Evening Dinner as we head into the West Highlands on our way to Fort William and the comfortable hotels for our three night stay.

Llangollen Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala 16th -18th October 2020

Spa Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) 10th CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival!

10th CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival! Friday 16th, Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October 2020 One of the biggest beer & cider festivals in Kent & Sussex is celebrating its 10th anniversary! 200+ Real Ales, 40+ Ciders, 35+ Green Hop Beers plus more beverages! Our major Real Ale and Cider event, only made possible through the support of West Kent CAMRA, celebrates it's 10th anniversary from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October 2020. With 200+ Real Ales, 40+ Green Hop Beers, a craft beer bar featuring UK Keg & European Beers & 30+ Ciders, this is the event you do not want to miss. The main festival takes place in our Victorian Engine Shed at Tunbridge Wells West where you can enjoy a pint or two throughout the day in between train rides if you wish. We're operating our 45 minute interval train service and with the festival continuing on the trains and at Groombridge and Eridge Stations, the whole railway comes life with some wonderful local brews! Trains operate from 09:00 until around 23:00 on the Friday and Saturday evening and from 10:00 to 18:00 on the Sunday. Tickets are just ?20 per adult or ?10 per child for unlimited travel all day from the first to the last train. Members of CAMRA who produce their membership card can travel for just ?15*. Please note: This facility for CAMRA members to travel at ?15 is not available online and is only available from our Ticket Offices on the day of the event. Those wishing to purchase discounted train tickets should only do so from our Ticket Offices, asking for a CAMRA member rover and producing their in date CAMRA membership card. We are unable to refund the difference at our Ticket Offices should you choose to purchase a full price ticket online, a refund for any tickets purchased online will be in conjunction with our Refunds and Cancellations policy and will incur a ?10 admin fee.

Mid-Hants Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala

Pathfinder Tours (Railtour) The Autumn West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise

The Autumn West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise 16 to 19 October 2020 A four-day railcruise passing through spectacular Scottish scenery, travelling in classic First Class Carriages with delicious food and a comfortable overnight hotel Saturday The day begins in leisurely style with breakfast at the hotel before we all step out to enjoy a day of exploration in this beautiful and rugged area. Choose from one of the options below: ?Option A - Rails to Mallaig and back The morning is yours to explore Fort William. Then, at lunchtime, our special train starts out along the 41 twisting and undulating miles to line's end at Mallaig (a light luncheon will be served en-route). The magnificent scenery along the way includes mountains, sea, lochs, moors and the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. There should be a good two hours to explore before the return journey. . ?Option B - Sunart and Loch Shiel Cruise By road coach with local guide, travel firstly on the Corran ferry into Sunart and along its namesake loch to Acharacle. After a spot of lunch join the mv Sileas for the cruise of Loch Sheil, culminating in the panorama of the Glenfinnan Monument and viaduct. Look out for eagles! Rejoin the coach along the 'Road to the Isles' for a short afternoon break in Mallaig. ?Option C - Moidart and Loch Sheil Cruise Leave Fort William by coach, with a guide, along the 'Road to the Isles', making for Glenfinnan Pier to join the mv Sileas. for the Loch Sheil cruise - you may see eagles. Lunch will be taken in Acharacle. Your coach will then transport you around the Sound of Arisaig to Mallaig for a short afternoon break. ?Option D - Across the Sea to Eigg The distinctive island of Eigg lies 10 miles off the mainland. One of the Small Islands (along with Muck, Rum & Canna), it has a small community, craft shop and tea room. It is quiet and natural. A road coach with local guide will take you to join the mv Sheerwater at Arisaig for the cruise to Eigg, with around two hours ashore. The afternoon is rounded off with a short break in Mallaig. Stout footware and waterproofs are recommended! With everyone back on board at about five o'clock, we leave Mallaig for the fabulous rail journey back to Fort William. A three course dinner will be enjoyed along the way and we should be back at our hotels around 8pm.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) CANTERBURY & WHITE CLIFFS STATESMAN

CANTERBURY & WHITE CLIFFS STATESMAN SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Leicester (05.30/22.05) Melton Mowbray (06.00/21.45) Oakham (06.20/21.25) Stamford (06.40/21.00) Peterborough (06.55/20.45) Huntingdon (07.10/20.30) St Neots (07.20/20.20) Hitchin (07.50/19.50) Stevenage (08.00/19.40) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change This is a fabulous train offering a circular tour through South East England with features including the journey through the picturesque Garden of England and around the beautiful Kent coast with the beautiful white cliffs towering above the train - the highlight of the day being an afternoon break for sightseeing in historic Canterbury. Our outward journey takes us through the London suburbs and into the open countryside of the pretty Garden of England which is rich with Oast Houses and Hop Fields. After passing Ashford we soon arrive at historic Canterbury, a UNESCO heritage site brimming with thousands of years of history. Today, the city famous for its traditional narrow streets and ancient buildings, including the cathedral, which provided the backdrop to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. After a couple of hours for exploration the Statesman train embarks on its scenic return journey, heading towards Minster and taking the junction for Dover and the Cinque Ports. The climb of Martin Mill Bank affords good views of Dover castle and port before our route plunges under Shakespeare's Cliff and emerge along the famous White Cliffs. Passengers will enjoy spectacular coastal views across the English Channel as we head back towards Folkestone, picking up the outward route and homeward through the London suburbs.

Llangollen Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala 16th -18th October 2020

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Yorkshireman

The Yorkshireman Saturday 17th October 2020 The city of York is world famous for its variety of visitor attractions and home to the National Railway Museum. We travel north via the Midland Main Line stopping at stations to pick up further passengers. Our train on this trip will be steam hauled between London and York by steam locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland. Our train leaves London Ealing Broadway at around 06:30 hauled by Duchess of Sutherland and travels around West London through Acton Wells and onwards to Neasden South Junction. At Dudding Hill Junction we take the Brent curve and join the Midland Main Line (MML) near Cricklewood. We head north and stop at St. Albans, Luton, Bedford and Kettering, to pick up further passengers. We leave the MML after Kettering and take the former Midland Railway Nottingham direct line. We pass through Corby station, opened in 2009 to replace the original which was closed in 1966. We climb to the famous Harringworth Viaduct, the longest masonry viaduct in Britain. From the end of the viaduct there is a long, stiff climb up to Wing Tunnel and then it is downhill to Manton Junction, and through Rutland's county town of Oakham. We stop to pick up passengers at Melton Mowbray before we continue to Syston Junction and take the sharp right curve to join the MML from Leicester. We pass through Loughborough and join the Erewash Valley Line at Trent Junction. After Chesterfield we take the 'old road' via barrow Hill to Rotherham and continue through Conisbrough to Doncaster. Here we join the East Coast Main Line and can expect a fast run to York, where we arrive in the early afternoon. York is well known for its Minster, Castle and city walls. The Snickelways, famous medieval alleys and narrow streets, and The Shambles, are well worth exploring. The National Railway Museum, the many shops and museums, ensure that there is something on offer for everybody. Our train leaves York at around 17:15 and returns to London Ealing Broadway diesel hauled. We stop at the same stations as on the outward journey, to set down passengers.

Spa Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) 10th CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival!

10th CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival! Friday 16th, Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October 2020 One of the biggest beer & cider festivals in Kent & Sussex is celebrating its 10th anniversary! 200+ Real Ales, 40+ Ciders, 35+ Green Hop Beers plus more beverages! Our major Real Ale and Cider event, only made possible through the support of West Kent CAMRA, celebrates it's 10th anniversary from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October 2020. With 200+ Real Ales, 40+ Green Hop Beers, a craft beer bar featuring UK Keg & European Beers & 30+ Ciders, this is the event you do not want to miss. The main festival takes place in our Victorian Engine Shed at Tunbridge Wells West where you can enjoy a pint or two throughout the day in between train rides if you wish. We're operating our 45 minute interval train service and with the festival continuing on the trains and at Groombridge and Eridge Stations, the whole railway comes life with some wonderful local brews! Trains operate from 09:00 until around 23:00 on the Friday and Saturday evening and from 10:00 to 18:00 on the Sunday. Tickets are just ?20 per adult or ?10 per child for unlimited travel all day from the first to the last train. Members of CAMRA who produce their membership card can travel for just ?15*. Please note: This facility for CAMRA members to travel at ?15 is not available online and is only available from our Ticket Offices on the day of the event. Those wishing to purchase discounted train tickets should only do so from our Ticket Offices, asking for a CAMRA member rover and producing their in date CAMRA membership card. We are unable to refund the difference at our Ticket Offices should you choose to purchase a full price ticket online, a refund for any tickets purchased online will be in conjunction with our Refunds and Cancellations policy and will incur a ?10 admin fee.

Mid-Hants Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala

Pathfinder Tours (Railtour) The Autumn West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise

The Autumn West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise 16 to 19 October 2020 A four-day railcruise passing through spectacular Scottish scenery, travelling in classic First Class Carriages with delicious food and a comfortable overnight hotel The fare includes: ?First class rail travel aboard our special train, your choice of optional activity each day, hotel transfers and three nights hotel accommodation in a shared twin or double room (a supplement applies for single room occupancy). ?On train meals and refreshments as described. Breakfast is taken at the hotel on both Saturday and Sunday morning. Sunday Today, after breakfast in your hotel, we head west for more exploring of this wonderful part of the world via one of the options below: ?Option F - Rails to Oban and back This very special train journey features the West Highland Line in all its glory, climbing and twisting from sea level up onto desolate Rannoch Moor, before arrival into Crianlarich, then along the mountain passes to Oban for an afternoon visit of several hours. This small port serves as a lifeline to the offshore islands. Our return journey re-traces the outward route. ?Option G - Ferries to Mull & Oban This alternative way to Oban is by a road coach with a local guide, going via Strontian and taking three ferries. On the Isle of Mull you will visit Duart Castle, seat of Clan Maclean, before crossing back to the mainland for an afternoon break in Oban. ?Option H - Isle of Iona Iona sits off the western tip of Mull, and is an important religous centre. You will travel there on a coach, with a guide, direct to Oban, to take the Mull ferry and cross the island to Fionnphort for the foot ferry to Iona, where you will have 2-3 hours to explore and relax. The return journey will follow the outward route, and will include a stop for Evening Dinner at The Creagan Inn ?Option J - Lochaber Coach Tour This road coach tour (with a local guide) enjoys a leisurely itinerary, travelling via the 'old road' around Loch Leven to Glencoe for a visit to this historically important location, with its towering landscape. The visit is followed by a scenic journey alongside Loch Linnhe and the coast to Oban, arriving late lunchtime for a three hour do-as-you-please visit. By late afternoon everyone (except Option H) will be in Oban ready to rejoin our special train for our return to Fort William. Evening Dinner will be served whilst you journey through the grand vistas, arriving back at your hotel at about 9:30pm. Wherever you leave us we genuinely hope you will have a weekend full of delightful memories to look back on.

Llangollen Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala 16th -18th October 2020

Spa Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) 10th CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival!

10th CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival! Friday 16th, Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October 2020 One of the biggest beer & cider festivals in Kent & Sussex is celebrating its 10th anniversary! 200+ Real Ales, 40+ Ciders, 35+ Green Hop Beers plus more beverages! Our major Real Ale and Cider event, only made possible through the support of West Kent CAMRA, celebrates it's 10th anniversary from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October 2020. With 200+ Real Ales, 40+ Green Hop Beers, a craft beer bar featuring UK Keg & European Beers & 30+ Ciders, this is the event you do not want to miss. The main festival takes place in our Victorian Engine Shed at Tunbridge Wells West where you can enjoy a pint or two throughout the day in between train rides if you wish. We're operating our 45 minute interval train service and with the festival continuing on the trains and at Groombridge and Eridge Stations, the whole railway comes life with some wonderful local brews! Trains operate from 09:00 until around 23:00 on the Friday and Saturday evening and from 10:00 to 18:00 on the Sunday. Tickets are just ?20 per adult or ?10 per child for unlimited travel all day from the first to the last train. Members of CAMRA who produce their membership card can travel for just ?15*. Please note: This facility for CAMRA members to travel at ?15 is not available online and is only available from our Ticket Offices on the day of the event. Those wishing to purchase discounted train tickets should only do so from our Ticket Offices, asking for a CAMRA member rover and producing their in date CAMRA membership card. We are unable to refund the difference at our Ticket Offices should you choose to purchase a full price ticket online, a refund for any tickets purchased online will be in conjunction with our Refunds and Cancellations policy and will incur a ?10 admin fee.

Mid-Hants Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala

Pathfinder Tours (Railtour) The Autumn West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise

The Autumn West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise 16 to 19 October 2020 A four-day railcruise passing through spectacular Scottish scenery, travelling in classic First Class Carriages with delicious food and a comfortable overnight hotel Monday Sadly, it's time to head home, so we leave Fort William and enjoy the on-board breakfast as our train climbs south through lonely landscapes and along lochs to Clydeside. Then we skirt around Glasgow and through the Southern Uplands to England, with a four course luncheon on the way. If you are travelling into the evening a supper will be served later on. Wherever you leave us we genuinely hope you will have a weekend full of delightful memories to look back on.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Pendle Dalesman

The Pendle Dalesman Bangor to Carlisle Wednesday 21 October 2020 From Bangor, Llandudno Junction, Flint, Chester, Frodsham and Warrington Bank Quay. Steam from Hellifield/Carnforth Join us for a nostalgic day to remember, travelling behind our splendid vintage steam engine along England's most famous railway. From our earlier pick up points we head north behind a vintage diesel engine to Hellifield/Carnforth where one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, this alone is a sight to behold as the engine builds up sufficient steam for the highlight of your journey on the famous Settle to Carlisle line. The Settle-Carlisle Railway on which we will travel needs no introduction; this breath-taking journey will take you over 20 Viaducts, through 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas. The climb over Blea Moor and the crossing of the world renowned Ribblehead Viaduct are arguably the highlights of England?s most scenic Railway. CARLISLE: We anticipate an afternoon arrival time offering a couple of hours or so break. This great border city dominates the borderlands between England and Scotland, sitting within the vale between the Cumbrian Mountains and Scottish Southern Uplands. In Carlisle you'll find yourself at the centre of a stirring past and a vibrant present. Many of the city's eateries and licensed premises are just a few minutes' walk from the station entrance and if you visit www.historic-carlisle.org.uk you will find information to help you plan ahead. And for those who would prefer to use their short break to wander around in the beautiful and historic heart of the city you may choose to visit the Castle, cathedral or indeed the Tullie House Museum. After a break of around two hours in Carlisle, we head south across some of the finest countryside Great Britain has to offer, where we head to your home stations via the famous Settle to Carlisle line in the comfort of our beautifully restored MkI or MkII Carriages.

Tua Film Service (Film Show) Bygone Britain
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Bygone Britain 19:30, The Palace Theatre, Appletongate, Newark. NG24 1JY

East Somerset Railway (Heritage Line Event) Heritage Diesel Service and Steam

Heritage Diesel Service and Steam For diesel enthusiasts and general visitors alike! On selected dates throughout our running season we offer the bonus of a Heritage Diesel Service for you to enjoy. Your day rover ticket allows you to ride one or all of the Heritage Diesel Services and Steam Trains on the day. The Heritage Diesel Service runs at 11.45am & 2.45pm on the dates below. Standard ticket prices apply. If you would like to know more information about the Heritage Diesel Multiple Unit please click on the 'About Us' menu at the top of the page and scroll down to 'Our Locomotives and Stock'.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Tin Bath

The Tin Bath Sunday 25th October 2020 In honour of this immortal moment in one of the great TV comedies we have named this tour The Tin Bath, after the antics of Compo, Clegg and Foggy rolling down a Yorkshire hillside in a tin bath for the long-running TV series 'Last of the Summer Wine.' Our train takes in the railways of the South Pennines and the Peak District encompassing Derbyshire, Lancashire and South Yorkshire and visiting some routes rarely used by steam trains along the way. Our train leaves Preston steam hauled by a steam locomotive from the Carnforth Pool. We head south up the West Coast Main Line (WCML) to Wigan North Western, where we stop for more passengers. We then travel eastwards to Manchester Victoria and a further stop is made to pick up passengers. Our locomotive will be working hard as we leave Manchester and immediately commence the climb of the testing 1 in 47 gradient of Miles Platting bank. We shall then make our way towards Chinley on another long climb and join the former Midland Railway's 'Hope Valley' line to Sheffield. We pass through Hathersage, a charming village associated with Robin Hood and the Eyre family of Bronte fame. This route is spectacularly scenic and encompasses a number of long tunnels, including the passage through the 3? mile-long Totley Tunnel, first opened in 1892, before arrival at Sheffield, where there is a brief stop. On leaving Sheffield we head northwards to Wincobank Junction, adjacent to the famous Meadowhall Shopping Centre, where we join the Barnsley Line. It is a long climb from here up to Chapeltown, Wombwell and Barnsley. But it doesn't end there! From Barnsley we take the single-track line that climbs steeply at gradients of 1 in 50 and 1 in 57 up to Dodworth, where the gradient eases to 1 in 100. Soon afterwards we approach the former junction at Penistone, where after, we pass over the magnificent 29-arch Penistone viaduct. We continue past Denby Dale, famous for its huge meat pies, and the junction for the Kirklees Light Railway. We descend to Huddersfield, crossing many fine bridges and viaducts on the way, including the listed 32-arch Lockwood Viaduct. We continue via Huddersfield to Brighouse where we pause for our steam locomotives to take on water. We then head through the Calder Valley through Hebden Bridge for Hall Royd Junction near Todmorden. Here we leave the main line to Manchester, and take the steeply graded 1 in 65 line to Copy Pit summit (749 feet above sea level), before descending through Burnley to Accrington and Blackburn. We pass through Darwen on the 1 in 71 climb up to Sough Tunnel, drop down to Bolton, and head back to Manchester Victoria. Following a reversal at Manchester Victoria, we now return to Preston via our earlier calling points.

Gartell Light Railway (Heritage Line Event) Open Days

Open Days We open at 10:00 and operate our frequent train service between 10:30 and 16:30.

Tua Film Service (Film Show) Railways Remembered
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Railways Remembered 19:30, Corn Market Hall, London Road, Kettering NN15 7QA

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Pendle Dalesman

The Pendle Dalesman Chesterfield to Carlisle Wednesday 28 October 2020 From Chesterfield, Sheffield, Swinton, Wakefield, Brighouse and Blackburn Steam from Hellifield/Carnforth Join us for a nostalgic day to remember, travelling behind our splendid vintage steam engine along England's most famous railway. From our earlier pick up points we head north behind a vintage diesel engine to Hellifield/Carnforth where one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, this alone is a sight to behold as the engine builds up sufficient steam for the highlight of your journey on the famous Settle to Carlisle line. The Settle-Carlisle Railway on which we will travel needs no introduction; this breath-taking journey will take you over 20 Viaducts, through 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas. The climb over Blea Moor and the crossing of the world renowned Ribblehead Viaduct are arguably the highlights of England?s most scenic Railway. CARLISLE: We anticipate an afternoon arrival time offering a couple of hours or so break. This great border city dominates the borderlands between England and Scotland, sitting within the vale between the Cumbrian Mountains and Scottish Southern Uplands. In Carlisle you'll find yourself at the centre of a stirring past and a vibrant present. Many of the city's eateries and licensed premises are just a few minutes' walk from the station entrance and if you visit www.historic-carlisle.org.uk you will find information to help you plan ahead. And for those who would prefer to use their short break to wander around in the beautiful and historic heart of the city you may choose to visit the Castle, cathedral or indeed the Tullie House Museum. After a break of around two hours in Carlisle, we head south across some of the finest countryside Great Britain has to offer, where we head to your home stations via the famous Settle to Carlisle line in the comfort of our beautifully restored MkI or MkII Carriages.

Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Ghost Trains
boness and Kinneil Railway (Steam Gala) Steam Gala
Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Ghost Trains
boness and Kinneil Railway (Steam Gala) Steam Gala
Statesman Rail (Railtour) SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Shrewsbury (08.40/18.30) Gobowen (09.10/18.00) Chirk (09.20/17.50) Ruabon (09.30/17.30) Wrexham General (09.50/17.15) Chester (10.00/16.50) Warrington Bank Quay (10.30/16.20) Wigan North Western (11.00/16.10) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change Step aboard the celebrated 'Statesman' land cruise train for a very special circular tour including a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Leaving behind the industrial architecture of the north our train heads into the Yorkshire Dales for a spectacular journey over the magnificent high Pennines. The sheer scale of the scenery is apparent as we pass such famous landmarks as Batty Moss, Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang Edge, with views of the three peaks towering over the line. One magnificent sight follows another before we gradually descend into the tranquil Eden Valley and just south of Carlisle, we take the west coast line through Penrith, climbing over Shap summit and through the pretty Lune Gorge affording stunning views of the Cumbrian mountains.

Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Ghost Trains
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (Heritage Line Event) End of Season Parade

End of Season Parade Sat October 31 Join us for our End of Season Parade spectacular, on Saturday 31st October. All of our available locomotives will be in service with an array of unusual runs on this special timetabled day.

boness and Kinneil Railway (Steam Gala) Steam Gala
Bressingham Steam Museum (Heritage Line Event) Last Day to ride!

Last Day to ride! The last chance to ride all the trains until next year! Sun 1 Nov 2020

Statesman Rail (Railtour) SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Birmingham International (08.10/19.00) Tame Bridge Parkway (08.40/18.30) Walsall (08.50/18.20) Cannock (09.05/18.05) Rugeley Town (09.20/17.50) Stafford (09.50/17.20) Crewe (10.20/16.50) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change Step aboard the celebrated 'Statesman' land cruise train for a very special circular tour including a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Leaving behind the industrial architecture of the north our train heads into the Yorkshire Dales for a spectacular journey over the magnificent high Pennines. The sheer scale of the scenery is apparent as we pass such famous landmarks as Batty Moss, Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang Edge, with views of the three peaks towering over the line. One magnificent sight follows another before we gradually descend into the tranquil Eden Valley and just south of Carlisle, we take the west coast line through Penrith, climbing over Shap summit and through the pretty Lune Gorge affording stunning views of the Cumbrian mountains. There are three different classes of travel available on board our train, but whichever you choose please book early to avoid disappointment:

Tua Film Service (Film Show) Railways Remembered
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Railways Remembered 19:30, The Rothley Centre, Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley LE7 7PR

Tua Film Service (Film Show) Railways Remembered
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Railways Remembered 19:30, The Memorial Hall, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes. DN35 8AH

Statesman Rail (Railtour) SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Hereford (08.20/18.45) Leominster (08.40/18.30) Ludlow (09.00/18.10) Craven Arms (09.10/18.00) Church Stretton (09.20/17.50) Shrewsbury (09.40/17.30) Crewe (10.20/16.50) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change Step aboard the celebrated 'Statesman' land cruise train for a very special circular tour including a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Leaving behind the industrial architecture of the north our train heads into the Yorkshire Dales for a spectacular journey over the magnificent high Pennines. The sheer scale of the scenery is apparent as we pass such famous landmarks as Batty Moss, Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang Edge, with views of the three peaks towering over the line. One magnificent sight follows another before we gradually descend into the tranquil Eden Valley and just south of Carlisle, we take the west coast line through Penrith, climbing over Shap summit and through the pretty Lune Gorge affording stunning views of the Cumbrian mountains.

Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Christmas Gift Fayre

Christmas Gift Fayre

Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Christmas Gift Fayre

Christmas Gift Fayre

Tua Film Service (Film Show) Railways Rememberd
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Railways Rememberd 19:30, The Palace Theatre, Appletongate, Newark. NG24 1JY

Talisman Railwayana Auctions (Auction) Newark and Notts Showground

Newark and Notts Showground

Statesman Rail (Railtour) BATH & BRISTOL CHRISTMAS STATESMAN

BATH & BRISTOL CHRISTMAS STATESMAN SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Preston (06.15/22.30) Wigan North Western (06.35/22.10) Warrington Bank Quay (06.45/22.00) Crewe (07.15/21.30) Shrewsbury (07.55/20.50) Wellington (08.10/20.30) Telford (08.20/20.20) Wolverhampton (08.50/20.00) Tame Bridge Parkway (09.05/19.45) Birmingham International (09.45/19.10) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change We are pleased to present a unique tour travelling through the heart of England direct to Bath Spa - the beautiful Somerset city of Georgian elegance, to discover its famous and unique Christmas market where over 150 stalls offer quality products and brilliant gift ideas. The famous Bath Abbey and Roman Baths provide an amazing backdrop to the city's festive event offering seasonal shopping, fine foods and family fun with stalls showcasing the talents of retailers from Britain and the Continent. In the Roman Baths Museum there will be 'Crafts in the Drawing Room' selling a selection of locally handcrafted items. There is the elegant and unforgettable city to discover which has attracted visitors since Roman times and we should have around three hours to discover highlights including the Pump Rooms and Abbey, The Carriage Museum and The Circus, Queen Square and Royal Crescent along with the opportunity to join the popular carol concert in the Abbey. Alternatively: remain on 'The Statesman' and continue to the magnificent seafaring city of Bristol where there are a further three Christmas markets and curio shops to discover or uncover its unique maritime history with perhaps a visit to Brunel's masterpiece the S.S Great Britain.

Warley Model Railway Club (Model Railways) Warley National Model Railway Exhibition

Warley National Model Railway Exhibition At the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

Warley Model Railway Club (Model Railways) Warley National Model Railway Exhibition

Warley National Model Railway Exhibition At the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

The Wind Down (Social Gathering) The Merchants' Inn, Rugby

The Merchants' Inn, Rugby

Bluebell Railway (Heritage Line Event) Christmas Carol Concert

Christmas Carol Concert

Great Central Railwayana Live Auction (Auction) Great Central Railwayana Live Auction at Stoneleigh Park:

Great Central Railwayana Live Auction at Stoneleigh Park: Saturday, 5 December 2020

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) PENNINE MOORS CHRISTMAS EXPLORER

PENNINE MOORS CHRISTMAS EXPLORER THURSDAY 17 DECEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Birmingham International (09.30/19.30) Tame Bridge Parkway (10.00/19.00) Wolverhampton (10.15/18.45) Penkridge (10.30/18.30) Stafford (10.45/18.15) Crewe (11.45/17.15) Warrington Bank Quay (12.30/16.35) All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change - Tickets and confirmed timings will be forwarded by post 7 days prior to departure We are pleased to present a truly memorable circular tour offering a steam hauled journey time of over five hours as we travel in vintage carriages through deep valleys and over wild Pennine moors with taxing climbs to make the engine work hard. Our train travels up the West Coast Main Line and at Wigan there is the first of two steep inclines as the engine opens to climb to Boars Head, this is then followed with the long assault to Hoghton Summit. Continuing through Blackburn and Burnley we enter into true Pennine scenery with the moors and hills towering over the line as we commence the 1 in 65 climb with our driver and fireman working hard to haul the heavy train as we thread our way over the Pennines to the summit at Copy Pit, some 749 feet above sea level. After crossing viaducts and passing former Victorian textile Mills we take the newly reinstated curve at Hall Royd Junction and travel through the Calder Valley beside the Rochdale Canal, passing Todmorden and through the 1.6 mile Summit Tunnel we travel to Manchester and continue west with a fast run over Chat Moss and at Earlestown re-join the West Coast line to Crewe where our trusty steam locomotive is changed for a slightly more modern form of traction. The train is steam hauled from Crewe by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 'Royal Scot' - West Country Class, No. 34046 'Braunton' - Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 'Britannia' - LNER A4 Pacific, No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) THE CHRISTMAS WHITE ROSE

THE CHRISTMAS WHITE ROSE SATURDAY 19 DECEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Wolverhampton (06.00/23.20) Codsall (06.10/23.10) Telford (06.30/22.55) Wellington (06.40/22.45) Shrewsbury (07.00/22.30) Whitchurch (07.30/22.10) Crewe (08.10/21.30) Warrington Bank Quay (09.05/20.50) Newton le Willows (09.25/20.35) Manchester Victoria (09.55/20.00) All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change - Tickets and confirmed timings will be forwarded by post 7 days prior to departure Enjoy a fabulous day tour travelling through the impressive Pennines over two very different routes with the outward journey taking the spectacular Vale of Edale through the Peak District National Park with stunning views of Mam Tor and Kinder Scout and through Sheffield to historic York for a sightseeing afternoon break. We return through Wakefield and true Pennine scenery with the rugged and steep sided Calder Valley towering over the train with its stone architecture clinging to the hillside and the restored Rochdale Canal keeping company with the line. Continuing through Todmorden and Rochdale we head homeward toward Manchester. Our train leaves Manchester Victoria with the taxing climb up Miles Platting bank and threads its way through the suburbs to join the former Midland Railway line across the Peak District and into the beautiful Vale of Edale. This route is spectacularly scenic and encompasses several long tunnels, including passing through the 3?-mile long Totley Tunnel, opened in 1892, before arrival at Sheffield. On departure we head northwards through Meadowhall, adjacent to the famous Shopping Centre, and onwards, avoiding Rotherham towards Swinton and Pontefract. We make our way through Church Fenton and follow the East Coast Main Line towards York. Nowhere in northern England says 'medieval' quite like York, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth that has lost little of its pre-industrial lustre. A magnificent circuit of 13th-century walls encloses a medieval spider's web of narrow streets. At its heart lies the immense, awe-inspiring York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. York's long history and rich heritage is woven into virtually every brick and beam, and the modern, tourist-oriented city - with its myriad museums including the Jorvik Centre and superb National Railway Museum, restaurants, cafes including Bettys Tearoom which is a must for a divine afternoon tea - At this special time of year there is nowhere quite like York as scents of spiced mulled wine and delicious food fill the air. The Christmas Market and St Nicholas Fair won best large speciality market in 2019 and York was voted the UK's most festive city. Our return in the late afternoon journeys west through Wakefield and the true Pennine scenery of the Calder Valley as we pass the preserved Lancashire & Yorkshire railway station at Hebden Bridge thence through Todmorden and Rochdale. The train is steam hauled from Crewe by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 'Royal Scot' - West Country Class, No. 34046 'Braunton' - Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 'Britannia' - LNER A4 Pacific, No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Boxing Day Specials

Boxing Day Specials After a day of turkey, trimmings and telly why not bring the family along for a steam train trip along the beautiful Dart Valley on Boxing Day. Our Refreshment Rooms and Gift Shop are closed on Boxing Day, but the train will stop at 12.30 and 2.30 at Staverton, where the station's Buffet Car will be open. Standard fares apply. Our steam hauled services operate at 11:30, 13:30 and 15:30 from Buckfastleigh (where there's free parking) and return from Totnes at 12:15, 14:15 and 16:15.

Bure Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Mince Pie Special

Mince Pie Special 27th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021 Free mince pie for every full fare-paying passenger! Travel through the wintery countryside and receive a free warm mince pie from the Whistlestop cafe.

Spa Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Winter Steam Up & Kids for a Quid!

Winter Steam Up & Kids for a Quid! Sunday 27th & Monday 28th December 2020 Taking to the rails after Christmas this year will be our popular Winter Steam Up! In 2018 this featured vistiting locomotive Great Western Railway No. 813 and for 2019 visiting Great Eastern Railway Y14 No. 564 so what will 2020 bring? Well, this will be the last event to use RSH No. 62 'Ugly' before her 10yr boiler ticket expires in early 2021 so catch this locomotive whilst you can before she's withdrawn for overhaul! Full details, as per previous years, will appear in the Summer of 2020. An intensive two train service is in operation with departures every 50 minutes from 09:30 until 17:00 on the Saturday and 10:20 until 17:00 on the Sunday from either end of the line.

boness and Kinneil Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala
Bure Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Mince Pie Special

Mince Pie Special 27th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021 Free mince pie for every full fare-paying passenger! Travel through the wintery countryside and receive a free warm mince pie from the Whistlestop cafe.

Spa Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Winter Steam Up & Kids for a Quid!

Winter Steam Up & Kids for a Quid! Sunday 27th & Monday 28th December 2020 Taking to the rails after Christmas this year will be our popular Winter Steam Up! In 2018 this featured vistiting locomotive Great Western Railway No. 813 and for 2019 visiting Great Eastern Railway Y14 No. 564 so what will 2020 bring? Well, this will be the last event to use RSH No. 62 'Ugly' before her 10yr boiler ticket expires in early 2021 so catch this locomotive whilst you can before she's withdrawn for overhaul! Full details, as per previous years, will appear in the Summer of 2020. An intensive two train service is in operation with departures every 50 minutes from 09:30 until 17:00 on the Saturday and 10:20 until 17:00 on the Sunday from either end of the line.

Bure Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Mince Pie Special

Mince Pie Special 27th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021 Free mince pie for every full fare-paying passenger! Travel through the wintery countryside and receive a free warm mince pie from the Whistlestop cafe.

Bure Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Mince Pie Special

Mince Pie Special 27th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021 Free mince pie for every full fare-paying passenger! Travel through the wintery countryside and receive a free warm mince pie from the Whistlestop cafe.

Bure Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Mince Pie Special

Mince Pie Special 27th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021 Free mince pie for every full fare-paying passenger! Travel through the wintery countryside and receive a free warm mince pie from the Whistlestop cafe.

Bure Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Mince Pie Special

Mince Pie Special 27th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021 Free mince pie for every full fare-paying passenger! Travel through the wintery countryside and receive a free warm mince pie from the Whistlestop cafe.

Bure Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Mince Pie Special

Mince Pie Special 27th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021 Free mince pie for every full fare-paying passenger! Travel through the wintery countryside and receive a free warm mince pie from the Whistlestop cafe.

Bure Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Mince Pie Special

Mince Pie Special 27th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021 Free mince pie for every full fare-paying passenger! Travel through the wintery countryside and receive a free warm mince pie from the Whistlestop cafe.