running The Bath & West Steam Railway

Driver Experience Days - great idea for a present!          See under Events for more details.       Contact for more information.

We are now on Facebook as the Bath and West Steam Railway.

We are open for working parties again on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

We will update our calendar in line with the latest guidance from the Government, but for now all events are postponed or cancelled.

Apart from members' days, the society offers dates on which the trains will be running. Train rides are available on days marked in turquoise. 

If any member of the public wishes to come along to our talks you would be most welcome. Please check first with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Date Event
April 18th Wells Model Railway Club visit to ESSMEE
April 25th ****  ESSMEE AGM  ****
May 1st/2nd/3rd No access to showground due to YFC Country Rally
May 8th/9th/10th Model Engineering Exhibition in Doncaster
May 16th Steam-up and barbeque 
May 17th Mendip Car Rally on the Showground
May 28th/29th/30th Royal Bath and West Main Show - public running for all three days Postponed 
June 6th 5" running day
June  7th Toy and Train Fair - public running
June 12th/13th Antiques and Collectors Fair on the showground
June 18th Steam-up at Rimpton
June 20th/21st Footman James Classic Car Show on the showground
June 24th and 27th No access to the showground
July 4th 5" running day
July 9th-12th No access to showground
July 18th Steam-up at Alhampton
July 18th Driver Experience Day
July 19th Giant Flea Market on the showground
July 25th Driver Experience Day - entrance via yellow gate on this day
August 1st and 2nd ESSMEE Open Weekend - visiting steam and traction engines welcome 
August 16th Giant /Flea Market on the showground
August 20th Steam-up at Ditcheat
August 22nd Driver Experience Day
August 21st-23rd Bath and West Concerts on the showground
August 27th-31st The Great Dorset Steam Fair
August 27th-31st Connect Festival on the showground - trains running for festival attendees
September 5th 5" running day
September 5th/6th Truck Fest South West - public running
September 11th-13th South West Motorhome Show on the showground
September 12th Steam-up and fish and chip supper
September 13th N Gauge Show at Warwick
September 16th Charterhouse Classic Car Auctions on the showground
September 18th-20th 7 1/4" Gauge Society AGM at Echills Wood
September 18th/19th Antique and Collectors Fair on the showground
September 26th Driver Experience Day
October 7th No access to showground - Dairy Show
October 10th 5" running day
October 11th Giant Flea Market on the showground
October 15th-18th Midland Model Engineering Exhibition in Warwickshire
October 17th Talk by Bernard North
October 24th 2nd2none Driving on the showground
October 25th Toy and Train Fair on the showground
October 31st Nov 1st No access to showground - WestFest
November 6th-8th Footman James Classic Car Show
November 13th/14th Antique and Collectors Fair on the showground
November 21st Talk by Simon Bowditch - access by Yellow gate on this day
November 22nd Homebuilding and Renovating Show on the showground
November 29th Giant Flea Market
Dec. 5th and 6th Santa Specials - rides for the public
Dec. 12th/13th Concerts on showground
December 16th ESSMEE Christmas Lunch
December 20th Toy and Train Fair on the showground
December 26th Steam-up at Ditcheat

smilesmilePlease look at our facebook page - Bath and West Steam Railway - or contact us about joining. smilesmile