There are trains running today using the Green Timetable 2016

Since our reopening of the line in 1987 we have invested heavily in our infrastructure, coach fleet and more recently our Crab steam locomotive. Now, we are taking the next steps to create a sustainable railway with appeals aimed to further enhance and secure the preservation of the railway for generations to come.To read about our current projects and fundraising initiatives visit the appeal pages below:


The East Lancashire Railway needs more steam power and the restoration of 80097 would be a welcome addition to our regular locomotive fleet. Read more about the Standard Tank 80097 appeal


In order to grow both our Dining with Distinction services and Santa Specials event funding is required to restore the four new coaches needed for their expansion. Read more about the Coaches For Our Future appeal

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