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 October 2019

Sat 19th - Sun 20th Oct 2019: Looking Back

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

The event runs over a weekend and as the name indicates it looks back on how life was in the era of the working horses.  This is a very…

Heavy Horses / Tractors

Clssic Car Show on Sunday only.

Classic Cars / Stationary Steam

Sat 26th - Sun 27th Oct 2019: Halloween Ghost Trains

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

Visit website for more information and booking.

Halloween / Railways

Sat 26th - Sun 27th Oct 2019: Tanfield Ghost Train

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

Do you dare take a trip on the Tanfield Ghost Train? Visit the Tanfield Railway for a spine tingling, hair-raising journey along the World's Oldest…

Halloween / Railways

Steam Rallies and Events in November 2019

Sat 16th Nov - Tue 24th Dec: Christmas at Beamish

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

Visit website for more details and booking. 10am-4pm.

Santa / Christmas Fayre

Sat 16th - Sun 17th Nov 2019: Shildon Brick Show – Locomotion LEGO® Exhibition

Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon, Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, Co. Durham, DL4 2RE.
Tel: 01904 685 780.

The exhibition features a wide range of displays and trade stands to entertain enthusiasts and intrigue the curious. Be blown away by incredibly detailed…

Models / Railways

Sat 23rd Nov - Tue 24th Dec: North Pole Express

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

Visit website for more details and booking.

Railways / Santa

Sat 30th Nov - Tue 24th Dec: Santa Specials

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

Melt into the magic of Christmas and make memories with your loved ones on a unique festive heritage train ride to meet Santa Claus and his guests. With…

Railways / Santa

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.

Railways

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 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.

Aircraft

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

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