There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 20th January 2018 using the Blue Timetable 2018

Kids go free at the ELR, 6 Jan – 9 Feb! - 

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    Springtime Steam

Coming Up…

  • Buffer Stops
    • 20th January 2018,
    • 27th January 2018,
    • 3rd February 2018,
    • 10th February 2018,
    • 17th February 2018

    Saturday Sounds

    The best in beers and beats!

    Stuck for something to do Saturday Nights? Join the East Lancashire Railway’s own Buffer Stops Bar for evenings of steam powered sounds. Running the gamut from folk to classic rock, and set within the cosy

  • Rail Ale Trail

    Embark on a Rail Ale Trail and take a voyage of discovery to explore some of the Irwell Valley’s most beautiful locations and excellent pubs.

    Rail Ale Trail Guided Tours provide a structured day out accompanied by a professionally

  • Wizards
    • 15th February 2018,
    • 5th April 2018,
    • 31st May 2018,
    • 26th July 2018,
    • 16th August 2018,
    • 30th August 2018,
    • 25th October 2018

    Wizard Academy

    Battle he who must not be trained!

    It’s the first day of term at the Wizard Academy, and a sect of sinister sorcerers have made off with one of the school’s most important magical artefacts. Join an enchanting cast of characters on a quest

Our visitors say…

  • A well organised, well maintained attraction that will interest all the family that is very visitor friendly.

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