Coronavirus

Due to the current Corona virus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season opening times and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events.

While we will try to update the information on this site as much as possible, we cannot guarantee to have all the information we would like.

Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event's website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment.

steam rallies and events

North West Events in Lancashire

Steam Rallies and Events in March 2020

Sun 29th Mar 2020: Centenary Celebration Steaming

Bancroft Mill, Gillians Lane, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB18 5QR.
Tel: 01695 424 166.

Vist website for more details on this event.

Stationary Steam

Steam Rallies and Events in April 2020

Sun 5th Apr 2020: In Steam

Ellenroad Engine House 2020
Elizabethan Way, Newhey, Rochdale, Lancashire.
Tel: 07981 391 603.

Stationary Steam

Sun 5th Apr 2020: Friendly Engines Day

West Lancashire Light Railway 2020
Station Road, Hesketh Bank, Nr Preston, Lancashire.
Tel: 01772 815 881.

At least two engines in steam (with friendly faces). Plus fairground attractions.  

Railways

Fri 10th - Mon 13th Apr 2020: Easter Weekend & Manchester Tram Group

Ribble Steam Railway 2020
Chain Caul Road, Riversway Docklands, Preston, Lancashire.
Tel: 01772 728 800.

10.30am-5pm.

Railways

Sun 19th Apr 2020: Steaming Day

Bancroft Mill Engine 2020
Gillians Lane, Barnoldswick, Lancashire.
Tel: 01695 424 166.

Stationary Steam

Sat 25th - Sun 26th Apr 2020: Spring Diesel Gala

Ribble Steam Railway 2020
Chain Caul Road, Riversway Docklands, Preston, Lancashire.
Tel: 01772 728 800.

10.30am-5pm.

Railways

Steam Rallies and Events in May 2020

Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd May 2020: Day Out with Thomas

East Lancashire Railway 2020
Bury Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire.
Tel: 0161 764 7790.

Railways / Thomas

Sun 3rd May 2020: Spring Classic Cars

North West Museum of Road Transport 2020
The Old Bus Depot, Hall Street, St Helens, Lancashire.
Tel: 01744 451 681.

In conjunction with North West Casual Classics. Come and see lots of restored classic cars from the last 70 years or so on display in the museum.

Classic Cars

Sun 3rd May 2020: Spring Classic & Vintage Vehicle Show

Ellenroad Engine House 2020
Elizabethan Way, Newhey, Rochdale, Lancashire.
Tel: 07981 391 603.

Also the Engine House is in steam too.

Classic Cars / Stationary Steam

Fri 8th - Sun 10th May 2020: VE Day Bank Holiday Weekend

Ribble Steam Railway 2020
Chain Caul Road, Riversway Docklands, Preston, Lancashire.
Tel: 01772 728 800.

To Mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, the railway is having a 1940s weekend filled with music and entertainment. 10am-5pm.

Military / Railways

Sat 16th - Sun 17th May 2020: Lancashire Steam Heritage Festival

Lancashire Mining Museum 2020
Higher Green Lane, Astley Green, Tyldesley, Greater Manchester.
Tel: 01942 895 841.

A collaboration event between The LTEC and the Red Rose Steam Society at the Lancashire Mining Museum. Still in the planning stages but we are hoping to…

Miniature Steam / Motorbikes / Organs / Railways / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sat 23rd - Mon 25th May 2020: 1940s Weekend

East Lancashire Railway 2020
Bury Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire.
Tel: 0161 764 7790.

Various 1940s themed events and re-enactments will be taking place at stations along the 12 mile line. Highlights include vintage stalls, live music,…

Classic Cars / Military / Railways

Sat 30th - Sun 31st May 2020: Heskin Steam Rally - cancelled

Malt Kiln Farm, Tincklers Lane, Eccleston, Lancashire, PR7 5QY.
Tel: 01257 267 433.

10am-5pm.

Commercial Vehicles / Fire Appliances / Military / Motorbikes / Stationary Engines / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sun 31st May 2020: Steaming Day

Bancroft Mill Engine 2020
Gillians Lane, Barnoldswick, Lancashire.
Tel: 01695 424 166.

Stationary Steam

Steam Rallies and Events in June 2020

Sun 7th Jun 2020: In Steam

Ellenroad Engine House 2020
Elizabethan Way, Newhey, Rochdale, Lancashire.
Tel: 07981 391 603.

Stationary Steam

Sat 13th - Sun 14th Jun 2020: DMU Weekend

East Lancashire Railway 2020
Bury Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire.
Tel: 0161 764 7790.

Railways

Sat 20th - Sun 21st Jun 2020: Scorton Steam

Woodacre Lodge Farm, Gubberford Lane, Scorton, Nr Preston, Lancashire, PR3 1BN.
Tel: 07713 128 783.

It is the biggest steam fair in the North West with over 600 exhibits of vehicles of all ages, shapes and sizes.

Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Fairground / Military / Miniature Steam / Models / Motorbikes / Organs / Stationary Engines / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sun 21st Jun 2020: Leyland Society Gathering

British Commercial Vehicle Museum, King Street, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 2LE.

Commercial Vehicles

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From the Steam Heritage Shop

April 2020

  • Arthur Napper’s Diary Notes - Part 4
  • Along the Road to Jerusalem
  • Under Pressure - the father of hydraulics
  • Classic Coleham
  • Rollag Reunion
  • To Lesley Garrett - final part

£4.50

May 2019

  • A Trio of Gallopers
  • Among The Danger Houses
  • Brunel’s Cornish Railway Bridges
  • Sadie and Wee Slim
  • Sheffield’s Industrial Heritage
  • The Romance of the Horses (Part 1)

£4.50

Memories of Steam Rallying

The long lost third part of the Jack Hampshire story.

£7.75

Fred Dibnah’s Made in Britain Vol.2: Episodes 7-12

Episodes 7-12 7: Mechanics and Riveters 8: Pattern Making 9: Engines at Work 10: Chains and Copper 11: The Engineering Workshop 12: A Lifetime’s…

£8.95

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