There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Wednesday 20th February 2019 using the Green Timetable 2019

New Special Guest Engine announced at the Spring Steam Gala, 8 – 10 March - 

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Coming Up…

  • Wizard Academy
    • 21st February 2019,
    • 11th April 2019,
    • 30th May 2019,
    • 25th July 2019,
    • 1st August 2019,
    • 15th August 2019,
    • 29th August 2019,
    • 24th October 2019,
    • 25th October 2019

    Wizard Academy

    Meddle in the affairs of Wizards


    You have been selected to attend the Wizard Academy at the East Lancashire Railway. Join a magical cast of wacky warlocks and wild witches as you brush up on your broomstick flying,

  • Drive a Train participant shovelling coal into the firebox of a steam engine
    • 22nd February 2019,
    • 1st March 2019,
    • 22nd March 2019,
    • 29th March 2019,
    • 26th April 2019,
    • 29th April 2019,
    • 13th May 2019,
    • 17th May 2019,
    • 3rd June 2019,
    • 7th June 2019,
    • 17th June 2019,
    • 12th July 2019,
    • 15th July 2019,
    • 19th July 2019,
    • 12th August 2019,
    • 19th August 2019,
    • 2nd September 2019,
    • 16th September 2019,
    • 27th September 2019,
    • 7th October 2019,
    • 14th October 2019,
    • 25th October 2019,
    • 8th November 2019,
    • 15th November 2019

    Drive a Steam Train Experience

    Make your dream a reality

    Become part of the crew! This full day experience will see childhood dreams realised as participants get behind the controls of the engine with time to drive, fire and guard a heritage steam train!

    £425.00 per

  • Residents' Weekend
    • 2nd March 2019,
    • 3rd March 2019

    Residents' Weekend

    Save money and travel in style

    Explore the entirety of the East Lancs line and discover the Irwell Valley’s hidden treasures at a discounted rate at our Resident’s Weekend.

    What’s Included

    For one weekend only, residents of Bury,

Our visitors say…

  • The sounds and smells bring back many memories. It is great for family and anyone from train enthusiasts to teenagers and little kids. The views are really nice and the trains look amazing. The staff and volunteers are very friendly and helpful. I'd recommend for anyone!

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