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Halfway through March and there are still plenty of events to visit this month, we are pleased to announce that railway events and railtours have all been inputted into our events calendar.

Along with the different heritage railway events, including the Severn Valley Railway, South Devon Railway, and East Lancashire Railway we have also included all of the different railtours that are being operated this month.

Each event comes with a dedicated page with all the information you need for the event, including timings, fares, and activities available.

We will be updating the information on the events up to the day, so do come back and check the event page as information might have been updated, including fares, timetables, and locomotives!

Railway events in March

See below for events and railtours taking place in March.

Click the image for more details on the event.

Feb 22 all-day
Steam Train Driver Experience - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Live your dream and join the East Lancashire Railway on one of their Drive a Steam Train experience days. Featuring a variety of locomotives on various days throughout 2019, this is your chance to hop[...]
Feb 23 @ 7:10 am – 10:05 pm
The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express (London Euston - Carlisle) @ London Euston | England | United Kingdom
7:10 am
Steam and electric traction team up to provide a perfect railtour, The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express takes you around the beautiful countryside of North England. Tour Promoter – The Railway Touring Company Operator –  West Coast Railway[...]
Mar 1 all-day
Steam Train Driver Experience - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Live your dream and join the East Lancashire Railway on one of their Drive a Steam Train experience days. Featuring a variety of locomotives on various days throughout 2019, this is your chance to hop[...]
Mar 2 @ 6:30 am – 11:10 pm
The Yorkshireman (London Victoria - York) @ London Victoria | England | United Kingdom
6:30 am
The Yorkshireman train takes you from Britain’s capital, London, up the country to your destination of York. On your journey, you will travel on some of England’s famous Main Lines, Britain’s longest Brick-built Viaduct (Harringworth Viaduct)[...]
Mar 8 – Mar 10 all-day
Spring Steam Gala 2019 - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Come along to the East Lancashire Railway for their first steam gala of 2019. ELR’s home fleet will work alongside visiting engines to an intense timetable. Activities and Services Bury Bolton Street – Bury Transport Museum (with[...]
Mar 9 @ 7:10 am – 10:05 pm
The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express (London Euston - Carlisle) @ London Euston | England | United Kingdom
7:10 am
Steam and electric traction team up to provide a perfect railtour, The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express takes you around the beautiful countryside of North England. Tour Promoter – The Railway Touring Company Operator –  West Coast Railway[...]
Mar 16 @ 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
The Portsmouth Harbour Statesman (Crewe - Portsmouth Harbour) @ Crewe Railway Station | England | United Kingdom
6:00 am
Diesel traction provides a railtour to the seaside from Crewe via the Heart of Wales, This tour heads for Portsmouth Harbour, a must for a rail and boat enthusiast. Tour Promoter – Statesman Rail Operator –  Locomotive[...]
Mar 16 @ 7:10 am – 11:15 pm
The Cumbrian Coast Express (London Euston - Carlisle) @ London Euston | England | United Kingdom
7:10 am
This Tour takes you from England’s Capital in the South to Carlisle in the very North. Starting off at London Euston Station behind a Class 86, the train travels up the West Coast Mainline collecting passengers.[...]
Mar 22 all-day
Steam Train Driver Experience - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Live your dream and join the East Lancashire Railway on one of their Drive a Steam Train experience days. Featuring a variety of locomotives on various days throughout 2019, this is your chance to hop[...]
Mar 23 all-day
Drive A Diesel Train Experience - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Live your dream and join the East Lancashire Railway on one of their Drive a Diesel Train experience days. Featuring a variety of locomotives on various days throughout 2019, this is your chance to hop[...]
The West Highland Statesman (Milton Keynes - Fort William/Mallaig/Rannoch) @ Milton Keynes Central | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Diesel traction provides a railtour to the seaside from Milton Keynes via the Midlands and the West Coast Mainline, This 3-day tour heads for the Scottish Highlands. Tour Promoter – Statesman Rail Operator –  Locomotive Services (TOC)[...]
Mar 23 @ 6:00 am – 9:30 pm
The Edinburgh Flyer (York - Edinburgh) @ York Station | England | United Kingdom
6:00 am
Starting off at York Railway Station, you head north to the border into the Scottish Capital. Here is an opportunity to ride behind a locomotive on its old working ground before withdrawal. Tour Promoter – The[...]
Mar 29 all-day
Steam Train Driver Experience - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Live your dream and join the East Lancashire Railway on one of their Drive a Steam Train experience days. Featuring a variety of locomotives on various days throughout 2019, this is your chance to hop[...]
Mar 30 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
The High Peak Explorer (Carnforth - Buxton) @ Carnforth Railway Station | England | United Kingdom
6:00 am
Rescheduled from the 2nd March 2019 Starting off at Carnforth Railway Station, you head south, down the West Coast Main Line, to Preston, then onto Manchester Victoria to collect more passengers. You then head to[...]
Apr 6 – Apr 8 all-day
West Highland Statesman (Peterborough - Fort William/Mallaig/Rannoch) @ Peterborough Railway Station | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Diesel traction provides a railtour to the seaside from Milton Keynes via the Midlands and the West Coast Mainline, This 3-day tour heads for the Scottish Highlands. Tour Promoter – Statesman Rail Operator –  Locomotive Services (TOC)[...]
Apr 6 @ 7:52 am – 10:41 pm
The Wensleydale Railway (Carnforth - Redmire) @ Carnforth Railway Station | England | United Kingdom
7:52 am
This tour, part of the popular range from The Railway Touring Company, takes you from Carnforth to the Wensleydale Railway, one of the heritage railways in the UK. Tour Promoter – The Railway Touring Company Operator – [...]
Apr 13 all-day
Drive A Diesel Train Experience - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Live your dream and join the East Lancashire Railway on one of their Drive a Diesel Train experience days. Featuring a variety of locomotives on various days throughout 2019, this is your chance to hop[...]
Apr 13 all-day
South Devon Railway - Ashburton Branch Reunion @ South Devon Railway | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
The South Devon Railway has announced that they are holding a grand reunion for everyone who has worked on the Ashburton Branch, at any time in its history. If you have worked as a volunteer[...]
Apr 13 all-day
The Snowdonian 2019 - Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways @ Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways | Wales | United Kingdom
12:00 am
2019s fundraising train. This train takes you over the full 40-mile route from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog to Caernarfon and back. This train fundraises for phase 5 and the completion of the Welsh Highland Railway.[...]
Apr 13 @ 7:10 am – 10:05 pm
The Pennine Blackpool Express (London Euston - Blackpool North) @ London Euston | England | United Kingdom
7:10 am
Starting off from London Euston hauled by a heritage electric locomotive, this train will take in the West Coast Mainline to Carnforth. Changing to steam traction at Carnforth, the train will head via Clitheroe to[...]
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 pm
The William Shakespeare (Preston - Stratford-upon-Avon) @ Preston Railway Station | England | United Kingdom
8:00 am
The first Saphos Trains railtour in its second year of operation, this tour follows the West Coast Mainline starting at Preston. The tour passes Wigan North Western, Hartford and Stafford on its way to Stratford-upon-Avon. Tour[...]
Apr 26 all-day
Steam Train Driver Experience - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Live your dream and join the East Lancashire Railway on one of their Drive a Steam Train experience days. Featuring a variety of locomotives on various days throughout 2019, this is your chance to hop[...]
Apr 27 all-day
Drive A Diesel Train Experience - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Live your dream and join the East Lancashire Railway on one of their Drive a Diesel Train experience days. Featuring a variety of locomotives on various days throughout 2019, this is your chance to hop[...]
Apr 27 @ 6:15 am – 10:50 pm
The Northumbrian Statesman (Shrewsbury - Alnmouth/Berwick-Upon-Tweed) @ Shrewsbury Railway Station | England | United Kingdom
6:15 am
Statesman Rail heads for the North East with diesel traction providing the power. Why not hop off the train at Alnmouth for a look round Alnwick Castle for just £25 extra per person. Tour Promoter –[...]
Apr 29 all-day
Steam Train Driver Experience - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Live your dream and join the East Lancashire Railway on one of their Drive a Steam Train experience days. Featuring a variety of locomotives on various days throughout 2019, this is your chance to hop[...]
May 4 @ 8:20 am – 9:00 pm
The Welsh Marches Express (Crewe - Cardiff) @ Crewe Railway Station | England | United Kingdom
8:20 am
Heading via the Welsh Borders, this tour heads from North West England to the Capital of Wales – this tour is also steam hauled throughout. The tour passes Whitchurch on its way to Cardiff. Tour[...]
May 11 @ 6:00 am – 11:45 pm
The Canterbury & White Cliffs Statesman (Shrewsbury - Canterbury) @ Shrewsbury Railway Station | England | United Kingdom
6:00 am
From the Midlands to the White Cliffs of Dover, this tour takes in everything England has to offer, with heritage diesels providing the power. Tour Promoter – Statesman Rail Operator –  Locomotive Services (TOC) Ltd Locomotive: One[...]
May 13 all-day
Steam Train Driver Experience - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Live your dream and join the East Lancashire Railway on one of their Drive a Steam Train experience days. Featuring a variety of locomotives on various days throughout 2019, this is your chance to hop[...]
May 17 – May 19 all-day
Rail Ale Festival 2019 - Welsh Highland Railway @ Welsh Highland Railway | Wales | United Kingdom
12:00 am
The 2019 Real Ale Festival will be being held from May 17th – 19th 2018 and promises to be as successful as the last 14. The festival will be being held at Dinas station, near[...]

 

Michael Holden avatar
I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.

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