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Imagine the excitement of a Steam Train journey to Santaland! Our magical Santa Special services run on various dates and times in the weeks before Christmas, details of which are below. They depart from Sheringham station and take passengers through some of Norfolk’s most beautiful winter scenery whilst the adults are served sherry and mince pies, children receive a chocolate and a soft drink. Santa is waiting by his open fire at Weybourne Station (specially transformed into Santaland!), ready to give all children a warm welcome, both young and old. Each infant (under 1 year) and child (1 year to 14 years) will receive an appropriate present for their age. After a period of time looking around the station, passengers reboard the train for their journey back to Sheringham. With professional entertainers, quality presents and of course a ride behind a steam train, Christmas turns into a wonderful experience on the North Norfolk Railway’s unique Santa Specials. Explore Christmas Craft Fair for those extra special Christmas gifts. Located behind the station buildings. Please note it is not possible to take card payments in the craft fair so cash or cheque only, please! Please note that Santa Special trains travel between […]

Head for the imposing chimney stack of the pumping station rising out of the marshy Somerset Levels and come and see our ‘new’ 1924 Robey Portable Boiler in steam.  The use of steam power on ‘The Levels’ to reduce flooding and control drainage of the low lying moorlands commenced at Westonzoyland in about 1830, when the first of eight pumping stations was built on the banks of the River Parrett. Originally equipped with a beam engine and scoop wheel, this was replaced in 1861 by the now preserved Easton Amos land drainage machine, still in its original engine house and the recent recipient of a prestigious Engineering Heritage Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The original buildings, comprising the engine house, cottage, forge and chimney are Grade II* listed by Historic England and together with a modern exhibition hall, engine shed and pump room, house a fascinating collection of working stationary steam engines and pumps acknowledged to be the largest collection in the South of England. Two rooms in the Attendant’s Cottage and the Scullery are open to view. Other exhibits of general interest include a small waterwheel; Lister deep well pumps; Blacksmith’s forge; Lancashire boiler and 2’ narrow gauge […]

The Engine House is open and steaming on the first Sunday of each month – come along! Most steaming days feature other attractions Free parking Light refreshments available at the Engine House Cafe Picnic area with seating Limited disabled access with a motorised chairlift up to the Engine House.  Unfortunately we do not have disabled toilets School parties and other groups are welcome on weekdays by arrangement Demonstrations given

Come and see 12 giant steam engines in full steam including the engine that used to open London’s Tower Bridge. Home made refreshments are available in the gallery overlooking the 1879 Gimson Beam Engine. Guided tours will be happening throughout the day, come and experience our working collection at the first open day of our seasonal year. If you can’t make this date we have full Steam Up’s on the first Sunday of the month from May to October, Fathers Day Special – 18th of June. Dad’s get in half price!                                                                                   Annual Model Engineers Exhibition is held on 1st October. For more information on our events throughout the year please visit our website: www.forncettsteammuseum.co.uk  

Victory will be steaming again today £50 driver experiences available Train tickets are £2.00 an adult and £1.00 a child or a family ticket is £5 Train Time Depart 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:45 and the last train 15:15 Member travel free Free entry to the site Food and drink will be available in the Station Kitchen And the Sidings Function Room will be open along with the BBQ

Vintage rally and illuminations.  Display of vintage vehicles and engines, childrens rides and attractions, stalls and crafts, santa sleigh and grotto, live music and real ale bar all weekend.

The last major Crankup of the year with all the engines running. In 2017 the volunteers are working on a number of new engines and hopefully a number of these will be running at this event. The new engines include several large steam engines and a very large twin cylinder Crossley diesel from Gold Corner Pumping Station.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway 2017 Events for Timetable Please check website for up-to-date open times before the event. Easter Monday 17th April – Easter Eggspress. An eggciting combination of steam trains, the Easter Bunny and a host of activities bringing Easter fun for all the family. Make your own Easter bonnet and wear it on your visit. Normal ticket prices apply. Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April – Wartime in the Cotswolds. Take a trip back in time and enjoy the railway’s nostalgic and light-hearted look at life in the Cotswolds in the 1940s. Please note that entry to the site will be by ticket only. There is no free entry. Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May – Cotswold Bricks & Trains Weekend ‘Helping to Build Children’s Imaginations.’ Weekend. Organised in conjunction with the Southern Lego® Train Club. There is a Small Admission charge. Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May – Spring Steam and Real Ale Weekend at Winchcombe and Toddington. Raise a glass to real ale brewers from all over the country. Normal ticket prices for those wishing to travel, but for those planning just to sample the ales, there will be a small admission charge. Saturday 27th to Bank Holiday Monday […]

The Great Electric Train Show returns to the British Motor Museum on 7 & 8 October 2017 with more than 25 layouts and over 30 traders on display.

Now a popular annual event, the Stirling Engine Rally is always well attended. In 2016, the Waterworks Museum opened a new exhibit to celebrate the bicentenary of the first Stirling patent in 1816, to accompany the Museum’s full size hot-air engines.

Magnificent heavy horses, vintage tractors, steam ploughing engines, trade stands, crafts – a great day out for all the family!

Cressing Temple Autumn Food Home & Lifestyle Event 14/15 October 2017 Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October 2017 Cressing Temple Autumn Food Home & Lifestyle Open: 10am to 4pm Set in the grounds of lovely Cressing Temple Barns between Witham and Chelmsford in Essex, you can enjoy a huge range of stalls set within the historic barns themselves as well as within marquees and outside stands. You can enjoy browsing, sampling and buying as well as enjoying a superb set of cookery as well as other demonstrations, throughout the weekend. With a mixture of celebrity as well as specialist chefs, this event is one to enjoy in this picturesque setting Fully catered and with a licensed bar Tickets available on the gate: Adult: £5 Concession £4 (accompanied children to 16 free) Online: Adult: £4 Concession £3 Cressing Temple Nr Witham Essex CM77 8PD Tel: 01206 263088 admin@oakleighfairs.co.uk