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

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 April 2020

Fri 10th - Mon 13th Apr 2020: Easter Steaming Weekend & Classic Car Show (Sun)

Ryhope Engines Museum 2020
Waterworks Road, Ryhope, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear.
Tel: 0191 521 0235.

Classic Cars on Easter Sunday only.

Classic Cars / Stationary Steam

The plan is to run all of the old steam machinery including the Victorian beam engine, boiler and gas engine and the electric pumps installed in 1926 will…

Miniature Railway / Stationary Steam

Sat 18th - Sun 19th Apr 2020: Meccano Exhibition - cancelled

Beamish Museum 2020
Beamish, Nr Stanley, Co. Durham.
Tel: 0191 370 4000.

See the wonderful creations of The North East Meccano Society at the Meccano Exhibition.

Industrial / Models

Sun 19th Apr 2020: Classic & Vintage Vehicle Day

The Heritage Centre Bellingham 2020
Station Yard, Woodburn Road, Bellingham, Northumberland.
Tel: 01434 220 050.

This popular event is an important fundraising event for the Heritage Centre. In recent years we have attracted over 70 vehicles comprising of cars, tractors,…

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Motorbikes / Tractors

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

Sun 3rd May 2020: Springtime with Heavies

Etal Showground, Etal, Northumberland, TD12 4TN.

The Festival is a celebration of what heavy horses have been used for in their working life.  Visitors will be able to see animals working in…

Heavy Horses / Tractors

Fri 8th - Sun 10th May 2020: Victor & Vulcan: Steam Gala Event

Stephenson Railway Museum
Middle Engine Lane, North Shields, Tyne & Wear.
Tel: 0191 200 7146.

Sees the long awaited reunion of Bagnall "New Standard 18" classes 401 and 403, better known as 'Victor' and 'Vulcan', working together…

Railways

Fri 8th - Sat 9th May 2020: Festival of Steam

Locomotion 2020
Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, Co. Durham.
Tel: 01904 685 780.

Spectacular three-day celebration of magnificent engines.

Railways / Steam and Vintage Rallies

The plan is to run all of the old steam machinery including the Victorian beam engine, boiler and gas engine and the electric pumps installed in 1926 will…

Miniature Railway / Stationary Steam

A variety of rare and unusual vintage vehicles from across the north east and Yorkshire. 10am-4pm

Classic Cars / Miniature Railway / Motorbikes

Sat 23rd - Mon 25th May 2020: Whitsuntide Steaming Weekend

Ryhope Engines Museum 2020
Waterworks Road, Ryhope, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear.
Tel: 0191 521 0235.

See the giant beam engines working under steam power for FREE.

Stationary Steam

Sun 24th - Mon 25th May 2020: Meccano Magic

Locomotion 2020
Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, Co. Durham.
Tel: 01904 685 780.

Enjoy an amazing array of Meccano models in static, mechanised and remote-controlled displays. It’s creative construction at its finest.

Models / Railways

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

Sat 6th - Sun 7th Jun 2020: AVR Silver Jubilee Celebration

Aln Valley Railway
Lionheart Station, Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick, Northumberland.

Railways

Sat 6th - Sun 7th Jun 2020: Shildon Model Railway Club Exhibition

Locomotion 2020
Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, Co. Durham.
Tel: 01904 685 780.

Discover a world of carefully crafted railway miniatures alongside the full-size engines in our Collection Building. Admire club members’ handiwork…

Models / Railways

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

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

Fri 19th - Sun 21st Jun 2020: Steam Gala

Tanfield Railway 2020
Marley Hill Station, Old Marley Hill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear.
Tel: 0845 463 4938.

The biggest event in the railway's calendar returns! The gala will feature visiting locomotives, home fleet operational locomotives, an intensive timetable…

Railways

The plan is to run all of the old steam machinery including the Victorian beam engine, boiler and gas engine and the electric pumps installed in 1926 will…

Miniature Railway / Stationary Steam

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From the Steam Heritage Shop

July 2018

  • Aquarius – the water Bearer
  • Abbey Hill Rally
  • The Great North Heads South
  • The Circus on the Fair
  • The Law of Unintended Consequences
  • Remembering Trevithick
  • Medway Queen – Beside the Seaside

£4.25

August 2018

  • An Amazing Talent – a young artist with a love for old vehicles
  • Returning To Steam At Twyford
  • Converting a Series 1 Land Rover into a 'train'
  • Steam Returns to Astley Green – but only for a weekend
  • On The Case – a pair of American tractors
  • Sussex Silver Steam

£4.25

October 2018

  • Down by the Canal – Leawood Pumphouse
  • Homecoming 18 – Dorset WW1 convoy
  • Bricks for the Royal Flying Corps
  • A Steamy 500@50 – Great Dorset Steam Fair
  • Brill Boconnoc
  • London’s Iconic Tower Bridge

£4.25

Steam Powered Pumping Stations - Part two

Part two of a look at Victorian steam-powered pumping stations.

£12.00

Regular Price: £18.50
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