There are trains running today using the Blue Timetable 2020

Take a steam train trip back to Britain’s finest hour at our 1940s Weekend, 23 – 25 May - 

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    Winter at the ELR

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    • 28th February 2020,
    • 20th March 2020,
    • 27th March 2020,
    • 24th April 2020,
    • 27th April 2020,
    • 15th May 2020,
    • 18th May 2020,
    • 1st June 2020,
    • 8th June 2020,
    • 19th June 2020,
    • 22nd June 2020,
    • 10th July 2020,
    • 17th July 2020,
    • 10th August 2020,
    • 24th August 2020,
    • 14th September 2020,
    • 25th September 2020,
    • 28th September 2020,
    • 5th October 2020,
    • 16th October 2020,
    • 26th October 2020,
    • 6th November 2020,
    • 20th November 2020

    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!

    £449.00 per

    • 29th February 2020,
    • 19th June 2020,
    • 5th September 2020,
    • 17th October 2020

    Guided Rail Ale Trail - Pies & Pints

    Does chugging through lush valleys and pretty villages, stopping at some of the finest drinking establishments en route to sample a pint of locally brewed ale sound like the ideal way to spend a day? Then embark on a Rail Ale Trail and

  • Residents' Weekend
    • 29th February 2020,
    • 1st March 2020

    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 ELR experience takes you back in time to travel from a previous BR era. Great fun for both children and parents (and grandparents too)!

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