Diesel Weekends 2014
Diesel Multiple Unit Day, 15 March
Pay tribute to the stalwart DMU. These classic engines will be running all day at the East Lancashire Railway during this special celebration. Watch this for a taste of what’s to come.
As a special treat we are allowing you to take to the controls of a powerful giant. For just £10 you will be able to drive Class 40, 345 for a short trip around Bury, and all you will have to do is turn up. Please arrive early to make sure that you do not miss out, as this attraction is sure to be popular.
Summer Diesel Gala, 4 – 6 July
A royal treat is in store this summer. The East Lancashire Railway welcomes the visit of “Prince William” from the National Railway Museum. Two other guest locomotives, as well as our very own Hymek, which is returning to service after an overhaul and repaint into BR Blue, will also be running.
As ever, we will be putting on an action packed show and visitors from far and wide will not be disappointed with the locomotive line-up, which includes:
- Class 47, 47798 “Prince William”
- Class 37, D6700
- Class 31, 31271
- Class 14, D9539
The return of:
- Class 35, D7076 returning in BR Blue after overhaul
Home fleet pool:
- Class 14, D9531 “Ernest”
- Class 33, 33109 “Captain Bill Smith RNR”
- Class 37, 37109
- Class 37, 37324 “Clydesbridge”
- Class 40, D335
- Class 40, D345
- Class 47, D1501
- Class 50, 50015 “Valiant”
- Class 55, D9009 “Alycidon”
Prepare for the Diesel Weekend in the best way possible and book a seat on our Royal Diesel Diner on 4th July. This luxury dining experience will be hauled by 47798 “Prince William”, the three-course meal features a delicious menu offering cream of vegetable soup, supreme of county chicken and mushroom filo parcel with a homemade jam roll for dessert. For more information and to reserve your seats click here.
Class 14 Diesel Gala, 25 – 27 July
The ELR hosts a special weekend to pay homage to the Class 14. Along with all of the usual add-ons of an East Lancashire Railway Diesel Gala we will be running a special, all class 14 timetable.
Autumn Diesel Gala, 27 – 28 September
See out the year in style at the final full Diesel weekend of 2014. Guest locomotives will be running an all diesel passenger service alongside engines from the railway’s own home fleet.
Diesel Theme Day, 8 November
Our final diesel event of 2014. If you are a fancier of all things diesel, you wont want to miss this.
Check our fares for more information. Please note that unless otherwise stated diesel events are special events and ordinary fares may be withdrawn from sale.