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 October 2019

Fri 18th - Sun 20th Oct 2019: Autumn Steam Gala

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

Railways

Sat 19th - Sun 20th Oct 2019: Transpo 50

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

Celebrating Greater Manchester's Transport 1969-2019. Look out for the buses in town centres across Greater Manchester during the year. There'll…

Buses

Sun 20th Oct 2019: Steaming Day

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

Miniature Steam / Stationary Steam

Fri 25th - Sat 26th Oct 2019: Truly Terrifying Ghost Trains

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Ravenglass Station, Ravenglass, Cumbria.
Tel: 01229 717 171.

Visit website for more details and booking. Are you looking for a real scare?! Back for 2019 and scarier than ever, be prepared to scream on our truly…

Halloween / Railways

Sat 26th - Sun 27th Oct 2019: Spooky Trains

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

Halloween / Railways

Sat 26th - Sun 27th Oct 2019: In Steam

Bolton Steam Museum
Mornington Road, off Chorley Old Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester.
Tel: 01204 846 490.

The largest collection of working textile mill steam engines in the country. 10am-4pm both days. Free entry, and free unlimited parking on the Supermarket…

Stationary Steam

Sat 26th - Sun 27th Oct 2019: Turn the Clocks Back

Anson Engine Museum
Anson Road, Poynton, Cheshire.
Tel: 01625 874 426.

Closing event of the season with a great many engines running (including our steam engines) and visiting rally engines.

Stationary Steam

Sun 27th Oct 2019: Autumn Bus Running Day

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

Buses

Sun 27th Oct 2019: Halloween Specials

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

Come along for a scary ride – no need to book! Special trains from 5.30pm Discount for fancy dress!  

Halloween / Railways

Thu 31st Oct - Mon 2nd Dec: Halloween Ghost Trains

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

Visit website for more details of this event.

Halloween / Railways

Steam Rallies and Events in November 2019

Sun 3rd Nov 2019: West Pennine Wood Turners

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

Also the Engine House is in steam too.

Stationary Steam

Sun 3rd Nov 2019: Children in Need Special

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

Two engines in steam – FREE train rides! Please contribute to the collection for the BBC's Children in Need appeal.

Railways

Sun 3rd Nov 2019: Classic Car Show

North West Museum of Road Transport
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

Sat 9th Nov 2019: Scenic Railcar Day

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

Railways

Sun 10th Nov 2019: Steaming Day

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

Stationary Steam

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

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

Visit website for more details and booking.

Railways / Santa

Sat 30th Nov - Tue 24th Dec: Santa Cruises at Anderton

Anderton Boat Lift
Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire.
Tel: 01606 786 777.

Visit website for more details and booking of the Santa Cruise Weekends.

Inland Waterways / Santa

Sat 30th Nov - Sun 22nd Dec: Santa Specials

Ribble Steam Railway
Chain Caul Road, Riversway Docklands, Preston, Lancashire.
Tel: 01772 253 731.

Visit website for more details and booking. 10.30am – 5pm

Railways / Santa

Visit website for more details and booking.

Railways / Santa

Join Father Christmas on Keswick Launch for a cruise round Derwentwater during December weekends. With presents for the children and Sherry and Mince Pies…

Inland Waterways / Santa

Sat 30th Nov - Mon 23rd Dec: Santa Express

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Ravenglass Station, Ravenglass, Cumbria.
Tel: 01229 717 171.

Please visit our website for more details and to book.

Railways / Santa

Steam Rallies and Events in December 2019

Sun 1st Dec 2019: Christmas Fair

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

Also the Engine House is in steam too.

Country Fayre / Stationary Steam

Sat 7th - Sun 22nd Dec 2019: Santa Specials

South Tynedale Railway
The Railway Station, Alston, Cumbria.
Tel: 01434 381 696.

Visit website for more details and booking.

Railways / Santa

Sat 7th - Sun 8th Dec 2019: The Christmas Cracker

Museum of Transport – Greater Manchester
Boyle Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, Greater Manchester.
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 / Commercial Vehicles / Models

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From the Steam Heritage Shop

Up Hill and Down Dale

Steam engine road run across the Derbyshire countryside

£12.00

Regular Price: £18.50

September 2018

  • Into The High Peaks
  • Weekend with a Wallis
  • GDSF – archive special
  • Hot in Heddington
  • Highland Dreams
  • The Shetland Bus
  • Commemorating 100 years of the RAF

£4.25

Squirrels, Nuts & Flying Rivets

The hilarious story of the rebuild of Richard ‘Turbo’ Vincent’s Foden steam wagon No. 11414 Freddie.

£7.95

November 2018

  • Frederick’s World Record Run
  • Rallying For The Stars
  • On The Voie Sacree
  • Pottering Around The Peaks
  • Tractors Across The Plain

£4.25

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