EVENTS DI­ARY

Steam Railway (UK) - - Contents -

GALAS & EN­THU­SI­AST EVENTS MARCH

29-April 2 East Lancashire Rail­way – Tor­nado: the 100mph Steam En­gine 29-April 2 East Lancashire Rail­way – ‘Scots­man’ on Show 30-April 2 Glouces­ter­shire War­wick­shire Steam Rail­way – Broad­way sta­tion open­ing 30/31 Gwili Rail­way – 40th An­niver­sary Event 30-April 2 Isle of Man Steam Rail­way – Rush Hour on the Rail­ways 31-April 2 Bris­tol Har­bour Rail­way – Run­ning Days

APRIL

1 Bredgar & Wormshill Light Rail­way – Open Day 1/2 Mid-Suf­folk Light Rail­way – Easter Steam Up 1 North Ings Farm Mu­seum – Open Day 1 Scottish In­dus­trial Rail­way Cen­tre – Op­er­at­ing Day 1 Whitwell & Reep­ham Sta­tion – Steam Sun­day 2 Bress­ing­ham – Ev­ery­thing Goes 2 Gartell Light Rail­way – Open Day 2 Rocks by Rail – Iron­stone Quarry Rail­way Day 5-8 Beamish – Great War Steam Fair 7 Abbey Pump­ing Sta­tion – Spring Rail­way Day 7/8 Sev­ern Val­ley Rail­way – Open House Week­end 8 Isle of Wight Steam Rail­way – Is­land Her­itage Train Day 13-15 Llan­gollen Rail­way – Spring Steam Gala 14/15 Bris­tol Har­bour Rail­way – Run­ning Days 14 Keigh­ley & Worth Val­ley Rail­way – Nun­low’s Night­cap 14 Ffes­tin­iog & Welsh High­land Rail­ways – ‘The Snow­do­nian’ 15 Am­ber­ley Mu­seum – Spring In­dus­trial Trains 15 Fox­field Rail­way – Knotty Her­itage Train 20-22 North Nor­folk Rail­way – Spring Steam Gala 21/22 Mid­land Rail­way – But­ter­ley – Tor­nado visit 21 Rom­ney, Hythe & Dym­church Rail­way – Re­launch of Sam­son 28 Ap­pleby-Frod­ing­ham RPS – Brake Van Tour 28 Emb­say & Bolton Abbey Rail­way – Goods Train Day 28/29 Nene Val­ley Rail­way – Mail Rail Week­end

VIN­TAGE & TRANS­PORT EVENTS MARCH

30-April 2 Great Cen­tral Rail­way – Easter Vin­tage Fes­ti­val 31/April 1 Stain­more Rail­way – Clas­sic Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cle Rally

APRIL

1 Am­ber­ley Mu­seum – Vin­tage Car Show 1 East Lancashire Rail­way – Clas­sic Bike Rally 7/8 Whitwell & Reep­ham Sta­tion – 1940s Week­end 8 Fox­field Rail­way – Vin­tage & Clas­sic Car Rally 8 Kirklees Light Rail­way – Land­crab Car Rally 21/22 Beamish – Mec­cano Ex­hi­bi­tion 21 Great Cen­tral Rail­way – Bus Rally & Her­itage Bus Run­ning Day 22 Am­ber­ley Mu­seum – Spring Bus Show 22 Colne Val­ley Rail­way – Colne Val­ley At War 22 Great Cen­tral Rail­way (Nottingham) – Road Trans­port Event 22 Old Kiln Light Rail­way – Spring Vin­tage Tractor Road Run 28 Blue­bell Rail­way – Toy & Rail Col­lec­tors’ Fair 29 Am­ber­ley Mu­seum – Sta­tion­ary En­gines 28/29 Avon Val­ley Rail­way – Boys & Their Toys 28/29 Glouces­ter­shire War­wick­shire Steam Rail­way – Wartime in the Cotswolds

REAL ALE EVENTS MARCH

31 Llan­gollen Rail­way – Real Ale Train APRIL 7, 21 & 28 East Lancashire Rail­way – Guided Rail Ale Trail 27-29 Crewe Her­itage Cen­tre – Beer, Berries & Beans 28 Ep­ping On­gar Rail­way – Real Ale Train

EASTER & OTHER EVENTS MARCH

29-April 2 Hel­ston Rail­way – Easter Cel­e­bra­tions 29-April 15 Wells & Wals­ing­ham Light Rail­way – White Rab­bit Easter Trail 30-April 2 Avon Val­ley Rail­way – Easter Egg Trail 30-April 2 Bala Lake Rail­way – Easter Egg Hunt 30-April 2 Bo’ness & Kin­neil Rail­way – Easter Egg Spe­cial 30-April 2 Bure Val­ley Rail­way – Easter Eg­gs­press 30-April 2 Chin­nor & Princes Ris­bor­ough Rail­way – Easter Steam 30-April 2 Devon Rail­way Cen­tre – Easter Egg Hunt 30-April 2 East Kent Rail­way – Easter £2 days 30-April 2 East Som­er­set Rail­way – Easter Fun 30 Eastleigh Lake­side Steam Rail­way – Easter Egg Hunt 30-April 2 Ep­ping On­gar Rail­way – Easter Egg Hunt 30-April 2 Hayling Sea­side Rail­way – Easter Bunny Runs 30-April 2 Isle of Wight Steam Rail­way – Easter Fun 30-April 2 Keith & Dufftown Rail­way – Easter Bunny Week­end 30-April 2 Kent & East Sus­sex Rail­way – Easter Week­end 30-April 2 Kirklees Light Rail­way – Easter Eg­gs­press 30-April 2 Lake­side & Haver­th­waite Rail­way – Easter Egg Week­end 30-April 2 Lin­colnshire Wolds Rail­way – Easter Cracker 30-April 2 Pec­o­rama – Easter Week­end of En­ter­tain­ment 30-April 2 Pon­ty­pool & Blae­navon Rail­way – Easter Week­end 30-April 2 Rib­ble Steam Rail­way – Easter Egg Steam Trains 30-April 2 Rud­yard Lake Steam Rail­way – Easter Egg Specials 30-April 2 Sit­ting­bourne & Kem­s­ley Light Rail­way – Easter 30/31 South Downs Light Rail­way – Easter Egg Hunt 30-April 2 Spa Val­ley Rail­way – Easter Specials 31-April 2 Apedale Val­ley Light Rail­way – Easter Egg Hunt 31/April 1 Cale­do­nian Rail­way – Easter Eg­gs­press 31-April 2 Cholsey & Walling­ford Rail­way – Easter Week­end 31-April 2 Ec­cles­bourne Val­ley Rail­way – Easter Week­end 31-April 2 Lead­hills & Wan­lock­head Rail­way – Easter Week­end 31 Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Rail­way – Easter Open Day 31-April 2 Middleton Rail­way – Easter Bank Holiday 31 Mid-Nor­folk Rail­way – Easter Eg­gs­press 31-April 2 Nene Val­ley Rail­way – Easter Steam & Easter Egg Hunt 31-April 2 Northamp­ton & Lam­port Rail­way – Easter Egg Specials 31-April 2 Peak Rail – Easter Bank Holiday Trea­sure Hunt 31/April 1 Royal Dee­side Rail­way – Easter Egg Specials 31/April 1 Swin­don & Crick­lade Rail­way – The Easter Egg-spress 31-April 2 Welsh­pool & Llan­fair Rail­way – Easter Bunny

APRIL

1/2 Aln Val­ley Rail­way – Easter Bunny Hunt 1/2 Cam­brian Her­itage Rail­ways (Oswestry) – Easter Egg Hunt 1 Else­car Her­itage Rail­way – Easter Specials & Egg Hunt 1/2 Great Cen­tral Rail­way (Nottingham) – Easter ‘Egg-Spress’ Specials 1/2 Grou­dle Glen Rail­way – Easter Bunny Trains 1/2 Gwili Rail­way – Easter Event 1 Head of Steam Mu­seum, Dar­ling­ton – Easter Spe­cial 1/2 Hol­ly­combe Steam Mu­seum – Easter Bunny Event 1/2 Leighton Buz­zard Rail­way – Easter Bunny 1/2 Llan­beris Lake Rail­way – Easter Egg Hunt 1 Lyn­ton & Barn­sta­ple Rail­way – Easter Sun­day Fun Day 1/2 Northamp­ton­shire Iron­stone Rail­way – Easter Week­end 1 North Ty­ne­side Rail­way – Easter Eg­gs­press 1 Plym Val­ley Rail­way – Easter Sun­day 1 Rocks by Rail – Easter Egg Hunt 1/2 Rush­den His­tor­i­cal Trans­port Mu­seum – Easter Bunny Ex­press 1/2 Som­er­set & Dorset Her­itage Trust – Easter Bunny Hunt 1 Strath­spey Rail­way – Easter Eg­gstrav­a­ganza 1/2 Ta­lyl­lyn Rail­way – Easter Days 1/2 West Lancs Light Rail­way – Great Easter Egg Hunt 1 Whitwell & Reep­ham Sta­tion – Easter Egg Hunt 2 Glouces­ter­shire War­wick­shire Steam Rail­way – Easter Eg­gs­press 3-5 Great Cen­tral Rail­way – Easter Holiday Trains 8 North York­shire Moors Rail­way – Vol­un­teer Re­cruit­ment Day 21/22 Ffes­tin­iog & Welsh High­land Rail­ways – Join the F&WHR Vol­un­teers Week­end

JOHN COOPER-SMITH

Som­er­set & Dorset Joint Rail­way ‘7F’ No. 53808 looks un­usu­ally at home on the ‘Worth Val­ley’ Rail­way, as it storms through Keigh­ley dur­ing a 30742 Char­ters event on March 12.

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