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 December 2019

Sat 7th - Tue 24th Dec 2019: Santa Experience

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

Visit website for more details and advance booking.

Railways / Santa

Sat 7th - Tue 24th Dec 2019: Santa & Steam Specials

Peak Rail
Matlock Station, Matlock, Derbyshire.
Tel: 01629 580 381.

Visit website for more details and booking.

Railways / Santa

Sat 7th - Sun 8th Dec 2019: Christmas Fair

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

Winter steaming with Christmas Fair featuring over 30 craft stalls. James Watt beam engines, Robey winding engine from Linby Colliery and miniature railway…

Stationary Steam

Sat 7th - Sun 8th Dec 2019: Santa Specials

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

Visit website for more details and booking.

Railways / Santa

The mill will be rumbling into action for the last time this year. Join in for a festive milling day and enjoy a complementary mince pie and glass of sherry.…

Open Day / Wind/Water Mills

Sun 8th Dec 2019: Christmas Toys & Steam Day

Abbey Pumping Station Museum, Corporation Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 5PX.
Tel: 0116 299 5111.

Standard Admission charges apply (Small charge for train rides. No on site parking available so use the National Space Centre Car park) . 1pm-5pm Start…

Models / Stationary Steam

Sun 8th - Sun 15th Dec 2019: Santa Specials

Chesterfield & District Model Engineering Society, Hady Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 0EE.
Tel: 01623 648 676.

Visit website for more details and booking. Pre purchased ticket only, available from September Steaming onwards.

Miniature Railway / Santa

Sat 14th - Sun 22nd Dec 2019: Santa Specials

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

Visit website for more details and advance booking from August.

Railways / Santa

Steam Rallies and Events in January 2020

Sat 18th - Sun 19th Jan 2020: Springfields Motorbike Show

Springfields Events & Conference Centre, Camel Gate, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6ET.

The bike show is the first motorcycle exhibition of the year and thousands of visitors join us each year to enjoy the incredible show bikes, buy new equipment,…

Motorbikes

Fri 24th - Sun 26th Jan 2020: Winter Steam Gala

Quorn and Woodhouse Station, Woodhouse Road, Quorn, Leicestershire, LE12 8AG.
Tel: 07710 934 788.

Three days of intensive action on our double track featuring passenger and goods/freight services with up to 10 steam locos in action. We're recreating…

Buses / Railways

Steam Rallies and Events in February 2020

Sun 2nd Feb 2020: Steam Toys in Action

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

12 midday-5pm This will be our 30th year of this popular event – see engines in steam and enjoy the many miniature steam engines, boats and trains…

Miniature Steam / Models / Railways / Stationary Steam

Steam Rallies and Events in March 2020

Sat 14th - Sun 15th Mar 2020: Multiple Memories Railcar Gala

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

Travel back to yesteryear with the Railcar Gala and celebrate the unsung heroes of British Railways. The large collection of railcars will feature, running…

Railways

Steam Rallies and Events in April 2020

Sat 4th Apr 2020: Railway Day with Classic Cars

Abbey Pumping Station
Corporation Road, Leicester, Leicestershire.
Tel: 0116 299 5111.

Classic Cars / Railways / Stationary Steam

Sun 12th - Mon 13th Apr 2020: Easter Steaming

Leawood Pumphouse
High Peak Junction, Cromford, Derbyshire.
Tel: 01629 823 204.

12 till 4.30pm in steam.

Stationary Steam

Sun 12th - Mon 13th Apr 2020: Model Subs & Spring Fair

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

Model submarine and Spring Fair with all engines in steam including the James Watt beam engines, the Linby colliery winding engine and the miniature railway.…

Miniature Railway / Models / Stationary Steam

Sun 12th - Mon 13th Apr 2020: World War II – Home Front

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

See war time Britain brought to life with military vehicles soldiers and civilians in this week long event.

Aircraft / Buses / Military / Motorbikes

Fri 24th - Sun 26th Apr 2020: Spring Diesel Gala

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

Enjoy classic diesel locomotive action in the valley, running in a variety of combinations to a special timetable.

Railways

Steam Rallies and Events in May 2020

Fri 1st - Sun 3rd May 2020: Donington Historic Festival

Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby, Derbyshire, DE74 2RP.

As  well as watching such iconic machines fighting it out on track, spectators can wander round the race paddocks, enjoying free access and getting…

Classic Cars

Sun 3rd May 2020: Emergency Services Day

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

Come and meet the people who we rely on to help us in an emergency and see their vehicles from the past and present, have a go with the stirrup pump and…

Fire Appliances / Railways / Stationary Steam

Sun 3rd May 2020: Classic Transport Rally

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

An exciting gathering of classic vehicles at Wirksworth Station.

Classic Cars / Railways

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