Our smaller tank engines, and sometimes visiting engines from other railways
operate on Tank Engine Days, where the railway normally runs the opposite
way round to usual.
Railway Open Weekend is an opportunity to see behind the scenes in areas not
normally open to the public. Visitors also have the chance to be a ‘Driver for a
Fiver’ on one of our steam engines.
Visiting Locomotives Weekend is a new event for 2017. Engines from across the
country will visit Moors Valley Railway, operating both passenger and freight
trains. Come and ride the train behind different engines throughout the day!
Our biggest event of the year is the Grand Summer Steam Gala, where all
available locomotives will be in steam, in addition to visiting traction engines,
classic cars, a tractor driven saw bench and lots of other exhibits.
Come and see model railways of different gauges at the Model Railway Weekend.
Perhaps you will get some ideas for your own model railway – our model shop
offers a selection of both starter sets and accessories to suit everyone.
We hope you will also have a ride on the railway!
There will be lots of action on the railway during the Autumn Gala with several
MVR engines in steam pulling passenger and freight trains, in addition to some
visiting locos. Rover Tickets will allow passengers access to special service trains.
The Santa Specials are our very popular last event of the year and early
advanced booking is essential. Ride on the train to visit Father Christmas in
his Railway Grotto, followed by festive refreshments and presents for
everyone! Hot chestnuts roasting and Christmas music all help to create a
wonderful Christmassy atmosphere!