• Autumn Steam Gala

    Rounding off the year is our Steam Gala. We hope to offer three locomotives in steam, both the resident Andrew Barclays plus Beyer Peacock No.1879 from the Foxfield Light Railway. You know how steam locos look in the cold November air don’t you? A highlight of our year! Steam hauled brake van rides, quarry demonstration trains,…

  • Diggers & Dumpers Event

    Our successful Diggers & Dumpers event returns – Diesel operations throughout! Diesel cab rides available on our main line, with diesel hauled quarry demonstration trains. Visitors can watch our Ruston Bucyrus quarry machines in action from the viewing areas. Children are encouraged to bring any and all toy diggers, dumpers, dozers, lorries, trucks, and tractors…

  • ‘Third Sunday’ Operating

    This Sunday sees our normal ‘third Sunday’ operating – with steam hauled brake van rides and a demonstration quarry train. Quarry machines will be in operation. The ‘Loco Yard’ and Workshop will be open for your inspection. This day will also see the newly restored Wickham Ultra Lightweight Stretcher Trolley brought to life with ‘casualty…

  • Sundew & The Great Walk Commemoration

    Join us for a special event to mark the 40th anniversary of the massive drag line excavator, Sundew, which famously walked from Exton Park to Corby in the summer of 1974. See what we have planned for Sundews driving cab – a unique surviving piece from the masterpiece of engineering, and see how Sundew would…

  • Christmas Steam Days

    The Museum has been busy getting ready for the festive season and record numbers of visitors attended our events on 22nd & 23rd December to help get the Christmas period off to a flying start! While our café served up a warm welcome, and sold out of stock on both days, hardy visitors were able…

  • Operating Days & Special Events

    Our list of operating days throughout 2014

  • ‘CAB-IT’

    The Museum hosts its second ‘CAB-IT’ an open day with a difference!

  • Christmas Days… at the Museum

    Operating on Sunday 22nd December and Monday 23rd December from 11am – 4pm

  • End of Season Steam Gala Event

    Our showcase event of the year – multiple steam locomotive operation

  • October operating day

    Our October operating day will focus on our central locomotive area.

  • Diggers and Dumpers Gala

    The Charity is almost a year old and to celebrate, we are holding a themed event on 15th September called DIGGERS & DUMPERS.

  • August Bank Holiday

    Enjoy the August Bank Holiday with action in the quarry …

  • The Roperunners Barbeque

    More details coming soon

  • ‘Cab-it’ & ‘Driver for a Fiver’ Promotions

    More details coming soon …

  • Fathers Day

    Special fathers Day Event

  • Operating Day – May *updated*

    Monthly open day for May

  • 40th Anniversary …

    Event to mark this occassion

  • May Bank Holiday

    Enjoy the Bank Holiday at Rocks by Rails

  • Operating Day – April

    Monthly operating day in April

  • Easter Fun

    Easter train rides and an Egg Hunt on the Sunday 30th March & Monday 1st April (if the weather permits)

  • Steam Mini-Gala

    Experience steam hauled working in the quarry area, steam hauled visitor train rides and for the first time at Rocks by Rail ….

  • Santa Train Rides

    On Sunday 23rd December 2012 Santa will be visiting the Museum. For more details see the promotional flyer on our blog.

  • Christmas at Rocks by Rails

    On Sunday 16th December 2012 Santa will be visiting the Museum. For more details see the promotional flyer on our blog.

  • Russ Hillier – Photographic Event

    The Charity welcomes back Russ Hillier who has organised a ticket only photographic event.

  • Barclay Steam Locomotive

    Our resident Barclay steam locomotive AB1931 returns to the Museum from its loan to the Royal Deeside Railway earlier in the year to assist with their steam locomotive shortage. As a special event we hope to offer both of our operational 14” Andrew Barclay locomotives in service over the weekend, this being the first time…