There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 1st May 2021 using the Reopening Timetable
  • Reopening Rawtenstall

    30 Years to Rawtenstall Anniversary

    • 1st May 2021,
    • 2nd May 2021,
    • 3rd May 2021

    We’re getting back on track

    This May Bank Holiday is a special one for the East Lancashire Railway. Not only will we

  • Summer Diesel Gala

    Summer Diesel Spectacular

    • 1st July 2021,
    • 2nd July 2021,
    • 3rd July 2021

    Summer Sensation

    Diesel fans looking to enjoy the (hopefully) sunny summer weather won’t want to miss this sizzling

  • Liam Barnes Flying Scotsman

    Flying Scotsman Returns

    • 29th August 2021,
    • 30th August 2021,
    • 3rd September 2021,
    • 4th September 2021,
    • 5th September 2021

    BECOME A PART OF THE LEGEND

    Once again, we are hosting the most iconic steam locomotive, with the return of The Flying

  • Autumn Diesel Gala Liam Barnes

    Autumn Diesel Gala

    • 17th September 2021,
    • 18th September 2021

    Diesel Power Up Your Autumn

    Finishing a year of fantastic diesel events, the Autumn Diesel Gala will feature a host of

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    Autumn Steam Gala

    • 15th October 2021,
    • 16th October 2021,
    • 17th October 2021

    Season of Steam

    This is it, the last big steam event of 2021. Don’t miss this chance to ride behind both home fleet

  • Halloween Ghost Train Characters

    Halloween Ghost Trains

    • 28th October 2021,
    • 29th October 2021,
    • 30th October 2021

    SLIGHTLY SPOOKY FAMILY FUN

    Looking for some tricks and treats to share with the little ones this Halloween? Pay a visit

  • Class 105 Emma Seddon

    DMU Weekend

    • 13th November 2021,
    • 14th November 2021

    D-M-Eureka

    Good things come in small packages, enjoy a day with these diminutive powerhouses as they take their

Our visitors say…

  • They have regular events throughout the year Ghost trains, Christmas, Thomas and friend and WW2 days. Have had some great music events linked to the Trackside pub.

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