steam rallies and events

Events in East England

The East of England was a major centre for the Royal Air Force and the US Air Force during the Second World War and there are museums reflecting this. However, a wide range of interests are covered, such as water pumping stations, gas works, traction engine builders and industrial railways.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions across the East of England region including Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Huntingdonshire.

Steam Rallies and Events in December 2019

Sat 14th - Mon 23rd Dec 2019: Santa Specials

Whitwell & Reepham Railway
Whitwell Road, Reepham, Norfolk.
Tel: 01603 871 694.

Visit website for more details and booking.

Railways / Santa

Sat 14th - Mon 23rd Dec 2019: Santa Tram

East Anglia Transport Museum
Chapel Road, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, Suffolk.
Tel: 01502 518 459.

Visit website for more details and booking. Visit Santa by vintage tram – Take a unique and unforgettable trip to the woodland winter wonderland…

Buses / Santa

Steam Rallies and Events in January 2020

Wed 1st Jan 2020: New Year’s Day Crank-up

Museum of Power
Hatfield Road, Langford, Nr Maldon, Essex.
Tel: 01621 843 183.

Miniature Railway / Models / Stationary Steam

Wed 1st Jan 2020: New Year Steam Day

Epping Ongar Railway
Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex.
Tel: 01277 365 200.

Buses / Railways

Wed 1st Jan 2020: Happy New Year 2020

East Anglia Transport Museum
Chapel Road, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, Suffolk.
Tel: 01502 518 459.

Come along for a last chance this winter to ride on our vintage vehicle fleet. They will be running a free bus service to Lowestoft as well as the museum’s…

Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles

Steam Rallies and Events in February 2020

Sat 15th - Sun 16th Feb 2020: Thomas Half Term Specials

Nene Valley Railway
Wansford Station, Stibbington , Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
Tel: 01780 784 444.

Travel behind Thomas on his Branch Line to Yarwell and back, the train then continues to Peterborough hauled by a bigger locomotive.

Railways / Thomas

Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd Feb 2020: Thomas Half Term Specials

Nene Valley Railway
Wansford Station, Stibbington , Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
Tel: 01780 784 444.

Travel behind Thomas on his Branch Line to Yarwell and back, the train then continues to Peterborough hauled by a bigger locomotive.

Railways / Thomas

Sun 23rd Feb 2020: 50 Years of London Country Bus Services –  Bus Running Day

Epping Ongar Railway
Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex.
Tel: 01277 365 200.

This event, based at North Weald Station, will feature new routes running to local towns and villages. It will commemorate fifty years of London Country…

Buses / Railways

Fri 28th - Sat 29th Feb 2020: Chappel Winter Beer Festival

East Anglian Railway Museum
Chappel & Wakes Colne Station, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex.
Tel: 01206 242 524.

In association with CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.

Railways

Steam Rallies and Events in March 2020

Fri 27th - Sun 29th Mar 2020: Spring Steam Gala

Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA.
Tel: 01263 820 800.

Railways

Sat 28th - Sun 29th Mar 2020: Southern Expo 2020

Hornchurch Sports Centre, Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 1JU .

It's one of the largest and friendliest plastic modelling shows in the South East of England. Sat – 10am-5pm / Sun – 10am-4pm

Models

Steam Rallies and Events in April 2020

Fri 3rd - Sun 5th Apr 2020: Spring Diesel Event

Mid-Norfolk Railway
Dereham Station, Station Road, Dereham, Norfolk.
Tel: 01362 690 633.

Railways

Sun 5th Apr 2020: Founder’s Day

Thursford
Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk.
Tel: 01328 878 477.

A day of non-stop music from the Mechanical Organs to celebrate our founder George T Cushing MBE, with our Wurlitzer shows staring Robert Wolfe at normal…

Fairground / Organs

Fri 10th - Mon 13th Apr 2020: Easter Day Out with Thomas

East Anglian Railway Museum
Chappel & Wakes Colne Station, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex.
Tel: 01206 242 524.

Bust my buffers!  Enjoy an Easter treat as Thomas the Tank Engine pulls into Chappel station….

Railways / Thomas

Sat 18th - Sun 19th Apr 2020: Spring Diesel Gala

Epping Ongar Railway
Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex.
Tel: 01277 365 200.

Railways

Sun 19th Apr 2020: The American Fly In 2020

Old Buckenham Airfield, Abbey Road, Old Buckenham, Norfolk, NR17 1PU.

We're celebrating everything American once again. As a former USAAF base we’ll be turning the airfield back into a piece of America. The 453rd…

Aircraft

Sat 25th - Sun 26th Apr 2020: Saffron Walden Crank Up

CARVER BARRACKS, (NEW SITE!), Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 2YA.
Tel: 07882 175 438.

Steam and Vintage Rallies

Steam Rallies and Events in May 2020

Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd May 2020: Stradsett Park Vintage Rally

Stradsett Park, Stradsett, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 9HA.
Tel: 01945 880 091.

A great family day out! The theme for this will be spreaders, sprayers and 100 year old tractors. With over 500 exhibits comprising of vintage tractors,…

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Heavy Horses / Models / Motorbikes / Organs / Stationary Engines / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sun 3rd May 2020: Season Premiere – VE Day

Shuttleworth Collection
Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.
Tel: 01767 627 924.

Aircraft

Sun 3rd May 2020: Ipswich – Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Run

Ipswich Transport Museum
Old Trolleybus Depot, Cobham Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.
Tel: 01473 715 666.

The run is over a distance of approximately 10 miles. Vehicles assemble at Christchurch Park, Ipswich from 8.30 to 10.30am. The run starts at 11am arriving…

Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles

Wed 6th May 2020: Museums at Night

Mid-Norfolk Railway
Dereham Station, Station Road, Dereham, Norfolk.
Tel: 01362 690 633.

Visit website for more details.

Railways

Fri 8th May 2020: VE Day

Ramsey Rural Museum
Wood Lane, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire.
Tel: 01487 815 715.

Military

Fri 8th - Sun 10th May 2020: Heritage Steam Gala

Bressingham Steam Museum, Low Road, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 2AA.
Tel: 01379 686 900.

 Visit website for full details.

Railways / Steam and Vintage Rallies

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