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2020 Events

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Paul.Uni, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. Paul.Uni

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    It is that time of year where railways start to announce their 2020 events.

    So far I have some events for North Yorkshire Moors and Seven Valley. (Info from the respective steam gala booklets).

    North Yorkshire Moors
    • 4-6 June Diesel Gala
    • 4-5 July 60s Fest
    • 25-27 September Steam Gala
    • 9-11 October Railway in Wartime

    Seven Valley
    • 16-19 April Spring Steam Gala
    • 23-25 May 50th Anniversary of Running
     
  2. Pete Thornhill

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    For the SVR you can add 12th-20th September as the 9 day 50th anniversary Autumn Steam Gala.
     
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    Is it still 9 days? I thought I read somewhere that idea had been scrapped in the end.
     
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    Haven't heard that.
     
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    Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway are having a gala on Early May Bank Holiday I believe
     
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    Bluebell will be holding a series of events in connection with the 60th anniversary, of which the biggest I believe will be 8/9 August, which marks the actual anniversary of when trains started running in 1960.

    Tom
     
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    Seen it mentioned on the SVR Facebook group, I'm afraid I'm not discerning enough to know who's in the know there and who's thoughts to take with a pinch of salt!

    Anyway, GWSR events for 2020:
    Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th April Wartime in the Cotswolds
    Saturday 23rd - Monday 25th May Cotswold Festival of Steam
    Friday 24th - Sunday 26th July Summer Diesel Gala
     
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    Swanage Railway Diesel Gala and Beer Festival 24th - 26th April 2020.
    These days are normally diesel-only operations.
    Over the last few years there has also been a mixed steam/diesel 'preview day' on the preceding Thursday [if so, next year will be on 23rd April].
     
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    Full list has now appeared on the SVR website, showing a 4 day ASG.
    https://www.svr.co.uk/NewsItem.aspx?a=885
     
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    East Somerset Spring Gala is 21/22 March 2020. Loco lineup TBA.
     
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    2020 Event Listings
    updated 26/11/2020
    http://preservedrailway.weebly.com/whats-on.html


    Steam and Enthusiast Events
    1st January 2020 - Epping Ongar Railway - New Years Steam Up
    4th to 5th January 2020 - Battlefield Line - Winter Warmer Gala
    24th to 26th January 2020 - Great Central Railway - Winter Steam Gala
    1st to 2nd February 2020 - Churnet Valley Railway - Super Power Weekend (3 x S160s)
    6th to 8th March 2020 - East Lancashire Railway - Spring Steam Gala
    7th to 8th March 2020 - Nene Valley Railway - Spring Steam Gala
    21st to 22nd March 2020 - East Somerset Railway - Spring Gala
    21st March 2020 - Statfold Barn Railway - Enthusiast Day
    27th to 29th March 2020 - North Norfolk Railway - Spring Steam Gala
    28th to 29th March 2020 - Dean Forest Railway - 50th Anniversary "Kick Off"
    28th to 29th March 2020 - Great Central Railway - Goods Galore Gala
    28th to 29th March 2020 - Ribble Steam Railway - Spring Steam Gala
    28th to 29th March 2020 - Swindon Cricklade Railway - Steam Gala
    3rd to 5th April 2020 - Bluebell Railway - Branch Line Weekend
    10th to 13th April 2020 - Isle of Man Railways - Rush Hour on the Railway
    12th to 13th April 2020 - South Devon Railway - Behind the Scenes & Recruitment Days
    16th to 19th April 2020 - Severn Valley Railway - Spring Steam Gala
    18th April 2020 - Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway - The Snowdonian
    23rd to 26th April 2020 - West Somerset Railway - Spring Steam Gala
    26th April 2020 - Bala Lake Railway - Volunteer Recruitment Day
    2nd to 3rd May 2020 - Severn Valley Railway - Open House Weekend
    2nd to 3rd May 2020 - Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway - FRS AGM Weekend
    8th to 10th May 2020 - Bressingham - Heritage Steam Gala
    8th to 10th May 2020 - Nene Valley Railway - Royal Scot & VE Day 2020
    9th to 10th May 2020 - Apedale Valley Light Railway - Railway Gala
    9th to 10th May 2020 - Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Spring Steam Gala
    23rd to 25th May 2020 - Fairbourne Railway - Steam Gala
    23rd to 25th May 2020 - Fairbourne Railway - Twins Reunited Steam Gala
    23rd to 25th May 2020 - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway - Cotswold Festival of Steam
    23rd to 25th May 2020 - Severn Valley Railway - 50th Anniversary Celebrations
    24th May 2020 - Corris Railway - Special Gala Day
    24th to 25th May 2020 - Mid Suffolk Light Railway - Everything Goes Steam & diesel
    24th May 2020 - Buckinghamshire Railway Centre - Spring Steam Gala
    12th to 14th June 2020 - North Norfolk Railway - Mixed Traction Gala
    13th to 14th June 2020 - Bala Lake Railway - Bala Town Station Site Open Weekend
    13th June 2020 - Statfold Barn Railway - Enthusiast Day
    19th to 21st June 2020 - Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway - Fairlie Eventful - 150th Anniversary of Double Fairlie trials
    20th to 21st June 2020 - Middleton Railway - Diamond Jubilee Gala
    26th to 28th June 2020 - Mid Norfolk Railway - 25th Anniversary of the MNR
    27th to 28th June 2020 - Crich Tramway - Vintage Weekend
    4th to 5th July 2020 - Mid Norfolk Railway - 25th Anniversary of the MNR
    4th to 5th July 2020 - North Yorkshire Moors Railway - 60s Fest
    4th to 6th July 2020 - Spa Valley Railway - 35th Anniversary of the Closure
    29th July to 2nd August 2020 - Isle of Man Railways - Manx Heritage Transport Festival
    7th to 9th August 2020 - Bluebell Railway - Diamond Jubilee Celebration
    8th to 9th August 2020 - Peak Rail - Mixed Traffic Gala
    8th August 2020 - Talyllyn Railway - Anything Goes Gala
    28th to 30th August 2020 - Barrow Hill Roundhouse - 150th Anniversary Gala
    29th to 31st August 2020 - Bala Lake Railway - August Steam Gala
    29th to 31st August 2020 - Keighley & Worth Valley Railway - The Railway Children - 50th Anniversary
    4th to 6th September 2020 - North Norfolk Railway - Autumn Steam Gala
    5th to 6th September 2020 - Mid Suffolk Light Railway - Country Railway Gala
    11th to 20th September 2020 - Various Railways and Heritage Sites - Heritage Open Days
    11th to 13th September 2020 - Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway - WHR Super-Power
    12th to 13th September 2020 - Bluebell Railway - See Behind the Steam
    12th September 2020 - Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway - Snowdonian Limited
    12th to 13th September 2020 - Nene Valley Railway - Autumn Steam Gala
    17th to 20th September 2020 - Severn Valley Railway - Autumn Steam Gala
    25th to 27th September 2020 - Bluebell Railway - Giants of Steam
    25th to 27th September 2020 - North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Annual Steam Gala
    26th to 27th September 20202 - Ribble Steam Railway - Autumn Steam Gala
    1st to 4th October 2020 - Great Central Railway - Autumn Steam Gala
    1st to 4th October 2020 - West Somerset Railway - Autumn Steam Gala
    3rd to 4th October 2020 - North Norfolk Railway - Home Fleet Weekend
    9th to 11th October 2020 - East Lancashire Railway - Autumn Steam Gala
    9th to 11th October 2020 - Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway - Victorian Vintage Weekend
    9th to 11th October 2020 - Swanage Railway - Autumn Steam Gala
    16th to 18th October 2020 - Dean Forest Railway - Royal Forest of Steam Gala
    21st to 22nd November 2020 - Great Central Railway - The Last Hurrah
    29th to 30th December 2020 - West Somerset Railway - A Branch Line in Winter

    Diesel Events
    7th to 8th February 2020 - East Lancashire Railway - Diesel Weekend
    21st to 22nd March 2020 - Spa Valley Railway - Spring Diesel & Beer Weekend
    27th to 29th March 2020 - Chinnor & Princess Risborough Railway - Diesel Gala
    3rd to 5th April 2020 - Mid Norfolk Railway - Spring Diesel Event
    4th to 5th April 2020 - Nene Valley Railway - Peak Event
    18th April 2020 - Spa Valley Railway - Class 31 Running Day
    24th to 26th April 2020 - Swanage Railway - Diesel Gala & Beer Festival
    25th to 26th April 2020 - Ribble Steam Railway - Spring Diesel Gala
    2nd to 3rd May 2020 - Great Central Railway - Spring Diesel Gala
    14th to 17th May 2020 - Severn Valley Railway - Spring Diesel Festival
    4th to 6th June 2020 - North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Diesel Gala
    4th to 7th June 2020 - West Somerset Railway - Vintage Diesels to the Seaside III & Beer and Cider Festival
    6th to 7th June 2020 - Swindon Cricklade Railway - Diesel Gala
    12th to 14th June 2020 - Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway - Summer Diesel Gala
    13th to 14th June 2020 - East Lancashire Railway - DMU Event
    2nd to 4th July 2020 - East Lancashire Railway - Diesel Gala
    20th July 2020 - Spa Valley Railway - Class 33 Running Day
    24th to 26th July 2020 - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway - Diesel Gala
    6th to 9th August 2020 - Spa Valley Railway - Summer Diesel Gala
    4th to 6th September 2020 - Great Central Railway - Autumn Diesel Gala
    5th to 6th September 2020 - Ribble Steam Railway - Autumn Diesel Gala
    11th to 13th September 2020 - Dean Forest Railway - Diesel Gala
    15th September 2020 - East Somerset Railway - Diesel Day
    18th to 19th September 2020 - East Lancashire Railway - Diesel Event
    26th to 27th September 2020 - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway - Autumn Sdiesel Gala
    1st to 4th October 2020 - Severn Valley Railway - Autumn Diesel Gala
    9th to 11th October 2020 - Nene Valley Railway - Diesel Gala

    Wartime, Models and Ale Events
    23rd February 2020 - Epping Ongar Railway - 50 Years of London Country Bus Services
    29th March 2020 - Leighton Buzzard Railway - Bedfordshire Gin & Whisky Festival
    10th to 13th April 2020 - Ribble Steam Railway - Manchester Model Tram Group + Family Fun
    10th to 13th April 2020 - Great Central Railway - Easter Vintage Festival
    12th to 13th April 2020 - Crich Tramway - World War II Home Front
    25th to 26th April 2020 - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway - Wartime in the Cotswold
    25th to 26th April 2020 - Avon Valley Railway - Model Railway Weekend
    2nd May 2020 - Bluebell Railway - Toy & Rail Fair
    7th to 10th May 2020 - South Devon Railway - Spring Rails & Ales
    8th to 10th May 2020 - Dean Forest Railway - VE Day 75th Anniversary
    8th May 2020 - Mid Norfolk Railway - VE Day Celebrations
    8th to 10th May 2020 - Peak Rail - Victory in Europe Event
    8th to 10th May 2020 - Ribble Steam Railway - VE Day Bank Holiday Weekend
    9th to 10th May 2020 - Mid Suffolk Light Railway - Middy in the War Years
    9th May 2020 - Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway - Caernarfon Food Festival
    9th to 10th May 2020 - Statfold Barn Railway - Statfold Giant Miniature Weekend
    10th May 2020 - Mid Norfolk Railway - Vintage Bus Day
    17th May 2020 - Apedale Valley Light Railway - Potteries Bus Running Day
    23rd to 25th May 2020 - East Lancashire Railway - 1940's Weekend
    23rd to 24th May 2020 - Bala Lake Railway - Great Little Trains Model Show
    24th to 25th May 2020 - North Norfolk Railway - Dad's Army Live!
    30th to 31st May 2020 - Cambrian Heritage Railways - Model Railway Exhibition
    5th to 7th June 2020 - Great Central Railway - 1940s Wartime Weekend
    5th to 6th June 2020 - Avon Valley Railway - Beer Festival
    5th to 7th June 2020 - Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway - Rail-Ale Festival
    5th to 7th June 2020 - West Somerset Railway - WSR/CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival at Washford
    13th to 14th June 2020 - Bluebell Railway - Road Meets Rail
    19th to 21st June 2020 - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway - Steam & Real Ale Festival
    19th to 21st June 2020 - Great Central Railway - The Model Event
    20th June 2020 - Peak Rail - Derbeyshire Bus & Beer Running Day
    21st June 2020 - Bressingham - 1940's Day
    21st June 2020 - Epping Ongar Railway - Father's Day Classic Car Show
    21st June 2020 - Peak Rail - Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering
    27th to 28th June 2020 - Severn Valley Railway - Step back to the 1940s
    27th to 28th June 2020 - Bluebell Railway - Model Railway Weekend
    28th June 2020 - Leighton Buzzard Railway - Vintage Vehicles Rally
    28th June 2020 - Mid Suffolk Light Railway - East Anglian Practical Classics
    3rd to 4th July 2020 - Talyllyn Railway - Beer, Cider & Gin Festival
    4th to 6th July 2020 - Severn Valley Railway - Step back to the 1940s
    4th to 5th July 2020 - South Devon Railway - South Devon 1940s Festival
    4th to 6th July 2020 - Leighton Buzzard Railway - Buzzrail Ale Trail
    4th July 2020 - Talyllyn Railway - Llechfan Garden Railway Weekend
    4th July 2020 - North Norfolk Railway - Vintage Bus Rally
    5th July 2020 - Crich Tramway - Classic Motorcycle Day
    5th July 2020 - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway - Classic Bus Rally
    5th July 2020 - North Norfolk Railway - Vintage Transport Day
    5th July 2020 - Mid Suffolk Light Railway - Land Rover Day
    11th to 12th July 2020 - Cambrian Heritage Railways - Oswestry Food & Drink Festival
    16th to 19th July 2020 - North Norfolk Railway - 19th Beer Festival
    25th to 27th July 2020 - Statfold Barn Railway - Statfold 1940's Weekend
    25th July 2020 - Bluebell Railway - Toy & Rail Fair
    25th to 26th July 2020 - Ribble Steam Railway - Vehicle Rally Weekend
    29th July 2020 - Mid Suffolk Light Railway - Norfolk & Suffolk Narrow Gauge Modellers
    1st to 2nd August 2020 - Mid Norfolk Railway - 1940s Weekend - Railway at War
    1st to 2nd August 2020 - Whitweel & Reepham Station - 11th Steam Rally
    7th to 9th August 2020 - Talyllyn Railway - Beer, Cider & Gin Festival
    8th to 9th August 2020 - Crich Tramway - World War II Home Front
    8th August 2020 - Bressingham - East Anglia Garden Rail Show
    8th to 9th August 2020 - Bressingham - Steam in Miniature Weekend
    8th to 9th August 2020 - Severn Valley Railway - Steam on the Road
    8th to 9th August 2020 - Swindon Cricklade Railway - Vintage Weekend
    14th to 16th August 2020 - Statfold Barn Railway - Statfold Barn Festival 2020 - Music Festival for Everyone
    15th to 16th August 2020 - Crich Tramway - Models Weekend
    28th to 31st August 2020 - Mid Norfolk Railway - Ales by Rails - Beer & Music Festival
    28th to 31st August 2020 - South Devon Railway - Summer Rails & Ales
    29th to 31st August 2020 - East Somerset Railway - The Way We Were
    28th to 29th August 2020 - Corris Railway - Model Railway Exhibition at Y Plas, Machynlleth
    29th to 31st August 2020 - Ribble Steam Railway - Bank Holiday Model Railway Weekend
    30th to 31st August 2020 - Mid Suffolk Light Railway - Model Mania & Hornby Collectors
    30th August 2020 - Epping Ongar Railway - Classic Car Rally
    30th August 2020 - Talyllyn Railway - Series 1 Land Rover Gathering
    5th September 2020 - Severn Valley Railway - On the Buses
    6th September 2020 - Bressingham - Model Railway Day
    6th September 2020 - Severn Valley Railway - Classic Car Day
    10th to 13th September 2020 - Great Central Railway - Beer Festival
    12th to 13th September 2020 - Statfold Barn Railway - Road, Rail & Ale
    12th to 13th September 2020 - South Devon Railway - Models & Minatures
    13th September 2020 - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway - Classiv Vehicle Day
    19th to 20th September 2020 - North Norfolk Railway - The 1940s Weekend
    19th to 20th September 2020 - Avon Valley Railway - 1940s Weekend
    4th October 2020 - Bluebell Railway - Vintage Bus Running Day
    9th to 11th October 2020 - North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Railway in Wartime
    11th October 2020 - Mid Norfolk Railway - Classic Vehicles Day
    16th to 18th October 2020 - Spa Valley Railway - 10th CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival!
    17th to 18th October 2020 - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway - Cotswolds Food & Drink Fayre
     
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    Middleton Railway Diamond Jubilee Gala 20th & 21st June
     
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    West Somerset Railway. April 23rd to 26th 2020. Spring (steam) Gala.

    Note that this hasn’t been officially confirmed yet.
     
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    NNR Steam galas:

    Spring - 27th March to 29th March 2020
    Autumn - 4th September to 6th September 2020
     
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    Bluebell 60th Anniversary Gala 7th - 9th August, from Bluebell News received yesterday.
     
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    This has now been confirmed and will be the return of the Spring Steam Gala.

    Also announced:

    June 4th to 7th 2020. ‘Vintage diesels to the seaside and Beer and Cider Festival’.

    October 1st to 4th 2020. Autumn Steam Gala with a theme of ‘Great Western’.

    December 29th and 30th 2020. ‘A branch line in Winter’.
     
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    At Cambrian Heritage Railways at Oswestry we have the following events planned for 2020

    30th - 31st May: Model Railway exhibition.

    Oswestry Food & Drink Festival 11th & 12 July.

    Heritage Open Days 11th -20th September ( we only run at the weekends but the museum will be open throughout )

    Ghost train: 31st October.

    Santa Specials 7th-8th, 14th 15th, 21st -22nd December 2020.

    Of course the main event will be the opening of the new station at Weston but that may not be in 2020 as we still need to raise funds to complete the Link and station.
     
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