steam rallies and events

Events in North West

The North West is rich in heritage attractions including railways, mining heritage sites and transport museums. Here are such delights as the Anderton Boat Lift, the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, the new Lakeland Motor Museum and even the Windermere and Ullswater lake steamers.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions across the North West including Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cumberland, Merseyside and Westmorland.

Steam Rallies and Events in December 2018

Sat 22nd - Mon 24th Dec 2018: Santa Trains

Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum
Threlkeld Quarry, Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4TT.

Visit website for more details and booking. Trains will run at 12, 1 and 2pm. Mince Pies, Mulled Wine and Presents.

Industrial / Santa

Steam Rallies and Events in February 2019

Sat 16th Feb 2019: Sulzer Theme Day

East Lancashire Railway
Bury Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY.
Tel: 0161 764 7790.

Railways

Sun 24th Feb 2019: Morris Minor Show

Museum of Transport – Greater Manchester
Boyle Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M8 8UW.
Tel: 0161 205 2122.

Classic cars from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Classic Cars

Steam Rallies and Events in March 2019

Sun 3rd Mar 2019: Steaming Day

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

First Steaming of 2019.

Stationary Steam

Fri 8th - Sun 10th Mar 2019: Spring Steam Gala

East Lancashire Railway
Bury Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY.
Tel: 0161 764 7790.

Railways

Sat 16th Mar 2019: Toy & Train Collectors Fair

Crewe Heritage Centre
Vernon Way, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2DB.
Tel: 01270 212 130.

10.30am-3.30pm

Models

Sat 23rd Mar 2019: Best of British Railways Event

Crewe Heritage Centre
Vernon Way, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2DB.
Tel: 01270 212 130.

10am-4.30pm

Railways

Sat 23rd - Sun 24th Mar 2019: Spring Spectacular

Museum of Transport – Greater Manchester
Boyle Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M8 8UW.
Tel: 0161 205 2122.

A wide range of books, models and collectables for sale plus a display of vehicles. An unusual shopping trip can be capped with a ride back in time, as…

Buses / Models

Sun 24th Mar 2019: Steaming Day

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

The original 1920 mill steam engine  – now the biggest in Lancashire – was the 13th and last mill built in Barnoldswick, and is preserved…

Stationary Steam

Sun 31st Mar 2019: Cheshire & North Wales Militaria & Aviation Fair

Hooton Park Hangar, Airfield Way, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 1BQ.

9am to 3pm.

Autojumble

Steam Rallies and Events in April 2019

Sat 6th - Sun 7th Apr 2019: Diesel Gala Weekend

Crewe Heritage Centre
Vernon Way, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2DB.
Tel: 01270 212 130.

Railways

Sat 13th - Sun 14th Apr 2019: Sandbach Transport Festival

The Commons Car Park, Congleton Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1AT.
Tel: 01270 766 238.

Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Military / Motorbikes

Sun 14th Apr 2019: Steaming Day

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

Stationary Steam

Guest Exhibition in the Furness & Midland Hall – A Century of Ribble Motor Services. From April - June 2019.

Buses / Railways

Steam Rallies and Events in May 2019

Sat 18th - Sun 19th May 2019: Model Railway Exhibition

Museum of Transport – Greater Manchester
Boyle Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M8 8UW.
Tel: 0161 205 2122.

Family friendly day out featuring a wide variety of working model railway layouts with over 20 operational model railway layouts set among our historic…

Models

Sun 19th May 2019: Railwayana Fair

Carnforth Station Heritage Centre
Warton Road, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9TR.

On Platform One:  9am-3pm

Railways

Mon 20th May 2019: Cumbria Easter Rally

Kirkby Stephen Market Square, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4QT.
Tel: 07769 949 788.

The rally, which is free to both public and exhibitors, has about 250 examples of commercial working vehicles from the last century displayed on about…

Buses / Commercial Vehicles / Miniature Steam / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sat 25th - Mon 27th May 2019: Smallwood Vintage Rally

Smallwood, A50 Newcastle Road, Nr Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 2TX.
Tel: 07717 457 715.

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

Sun 26th May 2019: Steaming Day

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

Stationary Steam

Sun 26th May 2019: Classic Cars in the Park

Hutton-in-the Forest, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9TH.
Tel: 01697 451 882.

Classic Cars

Sun 26th - Mon 27th May 2019: Cheshire Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

Capesthorne Hall, Nr Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9JY.
Tel: 01484 667 776.

Classic Cars / Motorbikes

Steam Rallies and Events in June 2019

Sat 8th - Sun 9th Jun 2019: Silloth Vintage Rally

The Green, Silloth-on-Solway, Cumbria, CA7 4BT.

It is one of the biggest events of the year, held on Silloth Green, with something for all the family.

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Military / Miniature Steam / Stationary Engines / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

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