There are trains running today using the Santa Specials Timetable 2016

Shop for great gifts on our Christmas Shopper Specials - 

Find out more »

  • Photo: Snow other way to travel
    Winter at the ELR

Coming Up…

  • Santa with little boy on the Santa Special
    • 3rd December 2016,
    • 4th December 2016,
    • 10th December 2016,
    • 11th December 2016,
    • 17th December 2016,
    • 18th December 2016,
    • 21st December 2016,
    • 22nd December 2016,
    • 23rd December 2016,
    • 24th December 2016

    Santa Specials

    Oh What Fun it is to ride a Steam Hauled Santa Train

    Christmas, that time of year when (hopefully) the world is covered in a blanket of snow, the children are too excited to sleep as they listen for the tell tale jingle of the sleigh and

  • Music Mondays
    • 5th December 2016,
    • 12th December 2016

    Music Mondays

    Head down to the Buffer Stops Bar in Rawtenstall for a selection of live folk and traditional music every Monday! These are open mic, so if you wan't to join in feel free to bring your own instrument, or just your voice!

    The only rule is

    • 7th December 2016,
    • 9th December 2016,
    • 14th December 2016,
    • 16th December 2016

    Christmas Shopper Specials

    Looking for the perfect gift? The East Lancashire Railway can help with these special mid-week diesel trains that run throughout the Christmas period. Head to Ramsbottom and browse the niche boutiques and antique stores before travelling to

Our visitors say…

  • From the moment we arrived the staff were so friendly and knowledgeable. Another tick on my "To Do" list and one of the best ever.

Platform Talk

Find Out First

Want the latest news hot from the firebox? Sign up to receive our regular e-newsletter and keep up-to-date with news, offers and events.

Your Details

Your interests (optional)






Find out First

Want the latest news hot from the firebox? Sign up to receive our regular e-newsletter and keep up-to-date with news, offers and events.
Visit England - Quality Assured Visitor Attraction Greater Manchester's Transport Heritage East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society Pennine Telecom The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
© The East Lancashire Railway 2014 - 2016. All rights reserved.
The East Lancashire Light Railway Company Limited registered in England and Wales. Registered office: Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY Registered number: 02023981