Leek and Rudyard Railway



Special Events

Our special events are where we do something a little bit different at the railway. This could involve a particular operating configuration, guest engines, special gifts for visitors and children, discounted fares or other attractions. Highlights are the annual Mull, Diesel and Steam galas where we have virtually all our locomotives and rolling stock out on the railway together with guest engines. We also run special spooky trains at Halloween and of course the highlight of the year, our Santa Specials. If you want to know more about a specific event please see the information below. Also our Facebook feed gives up to date information on upcoming running days and events.

Special Events For 2023

March 19 - Mothers Day

A free return ride for mother as part of a family.

April 1 / 2 - Community Weekend

A free return ride for Rudyard / Rushton residents (proof of address required).

April 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 - Easter Egg Specials

A free small egg or sweets for all children with a return fare.

April 22 / 23 - Diesel Gala

An intensive service of passenger and freight trains using our Diesel fleet plus guests

April 29 / 30, May 1, August 26 / 27 / 28 - Lollipop Specials

A special public holiday weekend service with free sweets with all child return tickets

June 10 / 11 - Teddy Bear Specials

A free return ticket for each child who brings Teddy with them

June 18 - Fathers Day

A free return ride for father as part of a family

July 8 / 9 - Mull Gala

A recreation of the Isle of Mull railway with historic locomotives, rolling stock and stations

September 16 / 17 - Steam Gala

An intensive service of passenger and freight trains using our Steam fleet plus guests

October 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 - Halloween Specials

Daytime and nightime trains with thrills and scares for all ages

November 4 / 5 - End of Season

Final day of the main season, lots of engines in steam.

Santa Specials

Our signature event - unfortunately not running in 2023

December 31 - New Year

Our Normal timetabled service for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day to blow away the holiday cobwebs