steam rallies and events

Events in North East

There's a bit less to choose from in the North East but lack of quantity is made up for by quality. This is the birthplace of railways and the Stephensons and there's a lot to see including the exciting Locomotion museum at Shildon. Here too is the unique Bowes Railway, which must have been frightening when in regular operation. Pumping stations and mining museums add to the variety.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions across the North East including Cleveland, Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley and Tyne and Wear.

Steam Rallies and Events in December 2019

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

Heatherslaw Light Railway
Ford Forge, Heatherslaw, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland.
Tel: 01890 820 244 .

Visit website for more details and booking.

Railways / Santa

Meet Santa in our magical grotto and receive a Christmas present, entertainment includes mini train ride, arts and crafts. Please telephone the museum…

Miniature Railway / Santa

Sun 22nd Dec 2019: Christmas Market

Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre
Nr Heatherslaw, Ford, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland.

The Centre opens specially for the Christmas Market. The whole place is transformed ready to welcome Santa before he leaves mid afternoon with Merlin pulling…

Country Fayre / Heavy Horses / Santa / Christmas Fayre

Thu 26th - Sun 29th Dec 2019: Mince Pie Specials

Tanfield Railway
Marley Hill Station, Old Marley Hill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear.
Tel: 0845 463 4938.


Steam Rallies and Events in April 2020

Thu 2nd - Sun 5th Apr 2020: Great North Steam Fair

Beamish Museum
Beamish, Nr Stanley, Co. Durham.
Tel: 0191 370 4000.

This fantastic four-day event is set to feature a whole host of road vehicles, engines and trains from the period up to 1918 in spectacular action around…

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Fire Appliances / Industrial / Military / Motorbikes / Railways / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sat 25th - Sun 26th Apr 2020: Horses at Work

Beamish Museum
Beamish, Nr Stanley, Co. Durham.
Tel: 0191 370 4000.

This fascinating and exciting event showcases some of the most impressive horses and horse-drawn vehicles ever seen at Beamish! See magnificent horses…

Heavy Horses / Industrial / Open Day

Steam Rallies and Events in May 2020

Sat 30th - Sun 31st May 2020: Truckfest North East

Wolsingham Showground, Wolsingham, Bishops Auckland, Co. Durham, DL13 3JF.
Tel: 01775 768 661.

Commercial Vehicles

Steam Rallies and Events in June 2020

Sun 7th Jun 2020: HCVS Tyne Tees Run – Stockton to South Shields

Display: Gypsies Green Stadium, The Seafront, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, .
Tel: 01388 814 532.

Commercial Vehicles / Military / Models

Sat 13th - Sun 14th Jun 2020: Annual Steam Rally

Tynedale Park, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5AY.
Tel: 07817 368 354.

A great weekend for all the family, steam engines of all sizes, vintage cars, tractors, steam rollers even the odd vinage caravan, craft tent, stalls,…

Classic Cars / Miniature Steam / Motorbikes / Organs / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sun 28th Jun 2020: North East Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, Co. Durham, TS21 2EH.
Tel: 01484 667 776.

Classic Cars / Motorbikes

Steam Rallies and Events in July 2020

Fri 24th - Sun 26th Jul 2020: Sunderland International Airshow

Roker and Seaburn Seafront, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR6 9NS.


Steam Rallies and Events in August 2020

Sun 16th Aug 2020: Northumberland Classic Vehicle Gathering

Tynedale Park, Station Road, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5AY.
Tel: 01697 451 882.

Autojumble / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Motorbikes

Steam Rallies and Events in October 2020

This amazing event is held in a different part of the country each year.  The Championships offers a rare glimpse of how farming has changed over…

Country Fayre / Heavy Horses / Ploughing Match / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

From the Steam Heritage Shop

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


October 2019

  • Dorset 2019 – Steam
  • Advancing Through The Cotswolds
  • A Tale of Two Trains – locos on an 1865 wreck
  • Mill Engine Heaven
  • Time in Denmark
  • Fife’s Old Warriors


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