steam rallies and events

Events in East Midlands

The East Midlands has an interesting mix of museums, transport centres, e.g. the East Anglian Transport Museum, and railways as well as bus and aviation museums, not forgetting a rich choice of windmills and canals.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions in the East Midlands area.

Steam Rallies and Events in October 2019

Fri 18th - Sun 20th Oct 2019: 50th Anniversary Steam Gala

Battlefield Line
Shackerstone Station, Shackerstone, Leicestershire.
Tel: 01827 880 754.

Intensive three-day event celebrating the society's 50th Anniversary.

Railways

Sat 19th - Sun 20th Oct 2019: Wirksworth Model Railway Exhibition Weekend

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Wirksworth Station, Station Road, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
Tel: 01629 823 076.

The popular Model Railway Exhibition is back, spread across multiple venues in the town.

Models / Railways

Sat 19th - Sun 20th Oct 2019: Gala Weekend

Northampton & Lamport Railway
Pitsford & Brampton Station, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, Northamptonshire.
Tel: 01604 820 327.

Railways

Sat 19th - Sun 20th Oct 2019: 1940s Weekend

Papplewick Pumping Station, Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 9AJ.
Tel: 0115 963 2938.

Military and Civilian re-enactors celebrating the 1940s throughout the Pumping Station. All engines in steam including the James Watt beam engines, Robey…

Classic Cars / Military / Miniature Railway / Stationary Steam

Sat 19th - Sun 20th Oct 2019: LMS Branchline at War Weekend

Rushden Transport Museum & Railway
Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden, Northamptonshire.
Tel: 0300 3023 150.

Wind the clock back, and relive the 1940s. Our whole site will be taken over by re-enactors, dressing in the style of the era. We will also be entertained…

Classic Cars / Military / Motorbikes / Railways

Sat 26th - Sun 27th Oct 2019: Halloween Weekend

Heckington Windmill
Hale Road, Heckington, Sleaford, Lincolnshire.
Tel: 01526 833 167.

Pumpkins, spiders and a special hunt around the windmill for children. 12noon–4pm

Halloween / Wind/Water Mills

Sat 26th - Sun 27th Oct 2019: Hallowe’en Weekend Trains

Battlefield Line
Shackerstone Station, Shackerstone, Leicestershire.
Tel: 01827 880 754.

Dare you travel on the spooky trains? Competitions & fancy dress during and haunted evening train. See website for more details.

Halloween / Railways

Sat 26th - Sun 27th Oct 2019: Halloween

Northampton & Lamport Railway
Pitsford & Brampton Station, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, Northamptonshire.
Tel: 01604 820 327.

Halloween / Railways

Sat 26th Oct 2019: Museums at Night

Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
B1192 Woodhall Spa to Coningsby Road, Tattershall Thorpe, Nr Coningsby, Lincolnshire.
Tel: 01526 342 249.

Military

Sat 26th Oct 2019: Ghostly Engineer & Other Stories

Abbey Pumping Station
Corporation Road, Leicester, Leicestershire.
Tel: 0116 299 5114.

Visit website for more details and booking. Come along to an evening of chilling story telling in our engine house. Discover the Ghostly Engineer and other…

Halloween / Stationary Steam

Sat 26th - Sun 27th Oct 2019: Autumn 1940s Weekend

Newark Air Museum
Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire.
Tel: 01636 707 170.

Throughout the two days there will be a host of 1940s related activities and entertainment taking place around the museum site, including alongside our…

Aircraft / Military

Sat 26th - Sun 27th Oct 2019: Trolleydays

Trolleybus Museum
Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, Lincolnshire.
Tel: 01724 711 391.

Buses

Sat 26th Oct 2019: Halloween

Rushden Transport Museum & Railway
Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden, Northamptonshire.
Tel: 0300 3023 150.

Halloween

Sun 27th Oct 2019: Halloween Special

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
Ludborough Station, Station Road, Ludborough, Lincolnshire.
Tel: 01507 363 881.

Spooky entertainment when you ride on the Ghost Train!  Trains hourly 1.45 to 5.45pm.

Halloween / Railways

Mon 28th Oct - Sat 2nd Nov: Starlight Spectacular

Crich Tramway Village
The National Tramway Museum, Nr Matlock, Derbyshire.
Tel: 01773 854 321.

A chance to ride the trams into the evening with special lighting effects and activities throughout the week.

Buses

Thu 31st Oct 2019: Halloween Steam & Scream

Quorn and Woodhouse Station, Woodhouse Road, Quorn, Leicestershire, LE12 8AG.
Tel: 07710 934788.

Take a ride into the unknown, with the Ghost Trains that go shunt in the night! We want to see lots of little witches, ghosts & ghouls, so don…

Halloween / Railways

Thu 31st Oct 2019: Halloween at The Village of the Dammed

The Village Church Farm
Church Road South, Skegness, Lincolnshire.
Tel: 01754 766 658.

Visit website for more details and booking.

Halloween / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Steam Rallies and Events in November 2019

Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd Nov 2019: Spalding Model Railway Exhibition

Springfields Event Centre, Camelgate, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6ET.

Models

Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd Nov 2019: Derwent Valley Discovery Days

Leawood Pumphouse
High Peak Junction, Cromford, Derbyshire.
Tel: 01629 533 190.

Open 11am to 4pm in steam.

Stationary Steam

Sun 3rd Nov 2019: Transport Festival

Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum
Whisby Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.
Tel: 01522 500 566.

'Open Day' event at Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum. 10am to 5pm. Displays, visiting vehicles, sales stands, refreshments, and a variety of…

Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles

Sat 9th - Sun 10th Nov 2019: Newark Vintage & Heritage Tractor Show

The County Showground, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY.
Tel: 01636 705 796.

Over 850 exhibits.  Rare & native breed/calf show, heritage displays & craft stalls.

Auction / Autojumble / Commercial Vehicles / Models / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sat 16th - Sun 17th Nov 2019: Last Hurrah of the Season

Great Central Railway
Great Central Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire.
Tel: 07710 934 788.

The last chance of the year to enjoy a GCR Gala before the Santa Season. We feature a number of steam in action in a busy and exciting weekend to…

Railways

Sat 16th Nov 2019: Twilight & After Dark Trolleyday

Trolleybus Museum
Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, Lincolnshire.
Tel: 01724 711 391.

Trolleybuses operating after dark. 1030am-6pm

Buses

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From the Steam Heritage Shop

February 2019

  • Off To See The Mayor
  • Dunstable Diamonds
  • Manx Electric Railway 125 – Part 2
  • Getting A Sweet Tooth – Barbados steam-powered sugar factories
  • Boxing Day Bash – steam gathering at Horsham
  • The ‘Tranny’

£4.50

January 2019

  • A Day Out With The Big Guns
  • Restoring the Steam Tug ‘Noordzee’
  • The Brooklands’ Great War 100
  • Celebrating A Steam Life
  • A Magnificent Survivor – Gladstone Pottery Museum
  • Manx Electric Railway 125 (Part 1)
  • Restoring the Spinners Engine

£4.25

August 2019

  • On the Line to Devil’s Bridge
  • Moving forward – preservation in Aberdeen
  • Party Time at Hollycombe
  • Ellan Vannin Revisited
  • Heading East via West Bay
  • Rebuilding the Rochefort ‘Pont Transbordeur’

£4.50

Fred Dibnah’s World of Steam, Steel & Stone Vol.1

Combining extensive unseen footage with highlights from Fred’s programmes over the last seven years, this series looks at the many sides of Fred…

£6.95

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