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 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

Sun 3rd Mar 2019: In Steam

Ellenroad Engine House
Elizabethan Way, Newhey, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 4LE.
Tel: 07789 802 632.

Stationary Steam

Sun 3rd Mar 2019: Spring Running Day

North West Museum of Transport
The Old Bus Depot, Hall Street, St Helens, Lancashire, WA10 1DU.
Tel: 01744 451 681.

Free heritage bus rides around St Helens. Bus connections to Rainhill Model Railway Exhibition and Lea Green station.

Buses

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 Diesel Gala

Ribble Steam Railway
Chain Caul Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2PD.
Tel: 01772 728 800.

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

Sun 7th Apr 2019: In Steam

Ellenroad Engine House
Elizabethan Way, Newhey, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 4LE.
Tel: 07981 391 603.

Stationary Steam

Sun 7th Apr 2019: Friendly Engines Day

West Lancashire Light Railway
Station Road, Hesketh Bank, Nr Preston, Lancashire, PR4 6SP.
Tel: 01772 815 881.

At least two engines in steam (with friendly faces). Plus fairground attractions.  

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

Fri 19th - Mon 22nd Apr 2019: Easter Weekend

Ribble Steam Railway
Chain Caul Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2PD.
Tel: 01772 728 800.

Railways

Fri 19th - Mon 22nd Apr 2019: 42nd Annual Easter Boat Gathering

National Waterways Museum
South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW.
Tel: 0151 355 5017.

Tens of boats will moor up across the museum’s seven-acre site. While boaters catch up on news museum visitors can stroll along the waterside, soak…

Inland Waterways

Sat 20th - Sun 21st Apr 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

Sun 21st Apr 2019: Classic Bike Rally

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

Motorbikes / Railways

Sun 21st - Mon 22nd Apr 2019: Easter Opening

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

Many engines running (including steam engines), craft centre open, local history model and snack van visiting both days. Looking forward to welcoming everyone…

Stationary Steam

Sat 27th - Sun 28th Apr 2019: Spring Steam Gala

Ribble Steam Railway
Chain Caul Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2PD.
Tel: 01772 728 800.

Railways

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