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 January 2020

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

Quorn and Woodhouse Station, Woodhouse Road, Quorn, Leicestershire, LE12 8AG.
Tel: 01509 632 323.

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

Sat 8th - Sun 9th Feb 2020: Winter Gala

Northampton & Lamport Railway 2020
Pitsford & Brampton Station, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, Northamptonshire.
Tel: 01604 820 327.

Celebrating the industrial railway with a mix traffic of steam and diesel passenger and freight train demonstrations.

Railways

Steam Rallies and Events in March 2020

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

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway 2020
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

Sat 28th - Sun 29th Mar 2020: Goods Galore Gala

Great Central Railway
Great Central Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire.
Tel: 01509 632 323.

Is a unique action-packed event with a large number of train movements only possible on GCR's double track, and showcasing a large selection of goods…

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Railways

Steam Rallies and Events in April 2020

Sat 4th Apr: Indoor Aeroboot / Aerojumble

Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY.
Tel: 01636 707 170.

Indoor Aeroboot & Aerojumble aviation and avionics sale; face to face aviation trading.

Aircraft

Sun 5th Apr 2020: Spalding Model Tractor Show

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

Models

Fri 10th - Mon 13th Apr 2020: Easter Vintage Festival

Great Central Railway
Great Central Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire.
Tel: 01509 632 323.

Step back in time to a country fayre at Quorn & Woodhouse Station. There's gallopers and a big wheel, traction engines, craft stalls, vintage cars,…

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Country Fayre / Fairground / Miniature Steam / Railways / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

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.…

Stationary Steam

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

Crich Tramway Village 2020
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

Sun 12th Apr 2020: 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

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

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway 2020
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

Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd May 2020: Spring Diesel Gala

Great Central Railway
Great Central Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire.
Tel: 01509 632 323.

Expect an intensive timetable with guest locos and our strong home fleet in action.

Railways

Sun 3rd May 2020: Classic Motor Show

Catton Hall, Nr Alrewas, Derbyshire, DE12 8LN.

A super one day event at Catton Hall for classic enthusiasts and all the family. Up to 700 classic motors including pre and post war vehicles, American…

Autojumble / Classic Cars / Military / Motorbikes

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: Dambusters Hamfest

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

Amateur Radio Rally Open from 10am to 5pm  

Military

Sun 3rd May 2020: Classic Transport Rally

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway 2020
Wirksworth Station, Station Road, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
Tel: 01629 823 076.

An exciting gathering of classic vehicles at Wirksworth Station.

Classic Cars / Railways

Sun 3rd May 2020: In Steam

Dogdyke Steam Drainage Station 2020
Bridge Farm, off A153, East of Tattershall Bridge, Tattershall, Lincolnshire.
Tel: 01522 683 755.

Open 1.30 – 4.30pm

Stationary Steam

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