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Railway Club Calendar

Heritage Railways this Month

September 2023

 

 

Eastern Area

 

1. Epping and Ongar

Trains running each Weekend.

Also Friday 22 September

EVENT: ‘Evening Real Ale Trains’ (23 September)

 

2. Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Trains running on 16, 17 and 30 September

 

 3. Mid-Norfolk Railway

Trains running each Weekend.

Also each Wednesday.

 

4. North Norfolk Railway

Trains running every day except 15, 18, 22, 25 and 29 September

EVENT: ‘Victorian Sundays’ (Vintage locomotive and carriage service). Sunday 3 September

EVENT: ‘Steam back to the Forties’: 16 and 17 September

 

Home Counties and South East Area

 

5. Bluebell Railway

Trains running every day except Monday and Tuesday.

EVENT: Bluebell Beer Festival: 22 to 24 September

 

6. Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway

Trains running Sundays and also Saturdays 16, 23 and 30 September.

 

7. Cholsey and Wallingford Railway

Trains running 1 to 3 Sept. Also Sat 9, 16 and 30 Sept, and Sun 17 September.

 

8. East Kent Railway

Trains running each Sunday

 

9. Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Trains running every day, except Friday 8, 15, 22 and 29 September

EVENT: Cider and Cheese Festival: 9 and 10 September

EVENT: 1960s Weekend: 16 and 17 September

GALA: Autumn Gala: 23 and 24 September

 

10. Kent & East Sussex Railway

Trains running every Weekend.

Also Wednesdays and Thursdays, and also Friday 1 September

 

11. Lavender Line

Trains running on Sunday 10 September (diesel day) and Sunday 24 September (steam day)

 

12. Mid Hants Railway

Trains running Thursdays to Sundays, except 9 and 10 September.

 

13. Spa Valley Railway

Trains running each Weekend

EVENT: ‘Model Railway Weekend’ (23/24 September)

 

Midlands Area

 

14. Battlefield Line

Trains running each Weekend

 

15. Cambrian Heritage Railways

Trains running each Weekend (except 30 Sept).

Also Friday evening 1 Sept (Pacer) and Wednesday 6 Sept (Pacer)

 

16. Chasewater Railway

Trains running each Weekend.

 

17. Churnet Valley Railway

Trains running each Weekend

 

18. Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Trains running Thursdays to Sundays

 

19. Foxfield Railway

Trains running each Wednesday and Sunday

 

20. Great Central Railway

Trains running each Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Also Friday 1 and 8 September

GALA: Diesel Gala (1 to 3 September)

EVENT: Beer Festival (7 to 10 September)

 

21. Great Central Railway (Nottingham)

No trains running at present

 

22. Midland Railway – Butterley

Trains running each Weekend.

Also Friday 1 September

 

23. Nene Valley Railway

Trains running each Weekend.

EVENTS: Various Friday events (see website)

 

24. Peak Rail

Trains running every Weekend

 

25. Severn Valley Railway

Trains running every Thursday to Sunday

GALA: Autumn Steam Gala (14 to 17 Sept)

GALA: Autumn Diesel Bash (28 Sept to 1 Oct)

 

26. Telford Steam Railway

Trains running Sundays

GALA: ‘Anything Goes’ Diesel Gala: 16 and 17 Sept

GALA: Mixed Traffic Gala: 30 Sept to 1 Oct

 

North West Area

 

27. East Lancashire Railway

Trains running each Weekend.

Also Wednesdays and Thursdays (except 27 and 28 Sept).

Also Friday 1 and 15 Sept.

EVENT: Day Out with Thomas (30 Sept to 1 Oct)

 

28. Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

Trains running daily

 

Northern Ireland

 

29. Downpatrick and County Down Railway

Trains running Saturday 2 and 9 September.

Also Sunday 10 September

 

Scotland

 

30. Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway

Trains running Weekends and Tuesdays.

Also Friday 1 September.

GALA: Steam Gala (1 to 3 September)

EVENT: ‘Day Out With Thomas’ (9 and 10 September)

 

31. Caledonian Railway

None save ‘Day Out with Thomas’ (2 and 3 September) and dining (9 Sept) and gin trains (16 Sept)

 

32. Keith & Dufftown Railway

Trains running each Weekend and also Fridays

 

33. Strathspey Railway

Trains running daily, except Mondays and Tuesdays.

GALA: Steam Gala: 16 and 17 September

EVENT: Flying Scotsman operating on the Strathspey Railway (15, 23, 24 and 30 Sept, and 1 October)

 

 

South West Area

 

34. Avon Valley Railway

Trains running each Weekend (except 30 Sept)

EVENT: ‘Bitton at War - 1940s Weekend’ (16 and 17 September)

 

35. Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Trains running every day except Mondays and Fridays (running however on 1 Sept)

GALA: ‘China Clay Gala’ (9 and 10 Sept)

EVENT: ‘Steam Shanty Evening’ (14 and 21 Sept)

GALA: Diesel Gala (30 Sept and 1 Oct)

 

36. Dartmouth Steam Railway

Trains running every day

 

37. Dean Forest Railway

Trains running each Weekend and Wednesday

GALA: ‘Diesel Gala’ (9 and 10 Sept)

 

38. East Somerset Railway

Trains running each Weekend.

Also each Wednesday, and also on Thursday 7 and 14 September.

 

39. Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

Trains running every day (except Mondays and Fridays)

 

40. Helston Railway

Trains running every Thursday and Sunday

EVENT: Heritage Transport Weekend (9 and 10 September)

  

41. Plym Valley Railway

Trains running each Sunday.

Also Saturday 16 and 30 September.

 

42. South Devon Railway

Trains running daily

EVENT: Heritage Open Days: 9 and 10 September

EVENT: Family Fun Weekend 23 and 24 September

 

43. Swanage Railway

Trains running every day except 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 and 29 September

Also a diesel service operates to Wareham on 2, 5, 6 and 7 September

EVENT: Classic & Steam Vehicle Show (8 to 10 Sept)

 

44. Swindon & Cricklade Railway

Trains running each Weekend

GALA: Mixed Traffic Gala: 23/24 September

 

45. West Somerset Railway

Trains running every day, except Mondays and Fridays (save operating on Friday 22 September).

EVENT: Forties Weekend (9 and 10 Sept)

 

 

Wales 

 

46. Gwili Railway

Trains running each Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday (except 10 Sept).

Also on Saturday 30 September

 

47. Llangollen and Corwen Railway

Trains running daily, except Mondays and Tuesdays

GALA: ‘Diesel Gala’ (16 and 17 Sept)

 

48. Pontypool & Blaenavon Heritage Railway

Trains running each Weekend

GALA: Annual Steam Gala (8 to 10 Sept)

 

Yorkshire and North East Area

 

49. Aln Valley Railway

Trains running on Saturday/Sunday 2 and 3 September, and Saturday/Sunday 16 and 17 September.

Also Pacer service on 6 September.

EVENT: 9th RailEx (2 and 3 Sept)

EVENT: Beer festival Weekend (16 and 17 Sept)

 

50. Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Trains running daily, except Fridays and except Thursday 28 September

 

51. Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Trains running each Weekend and Wednesday (except 20 Sept).

Also operating on 1 September

 

52. Middleton Railway

Trains running each Weekend

GALA: Autumn Gala. 16 and 17 September

 

53. North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Trains running every day

GALA: Special Service: 50th Anniversary Steam Gala (21 to 24 September)

EVENT: ‘Heritage Open Days’ (8 to 17 September)

 

 

54. North Tyneside Steam Railway

Museum open & train rides: on 3 and 10 September

Museum only: 2 and 9 September

 

55. Tanfield Railway

Trains running every Sunday.

Also Saturday 23 September

 

56. Weardale Railway

Trains running each Wednesday and Saturday.

Also Sunday 3 and 10 September

 

57. Wensleydale Railway

Trains running each Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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