There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Wednesday 25th October 2017 using the Green Timetable 2017

13065 "The Crab" and 40106 running this weekend - 

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  • Autumn Adventures

    Autumn Adventures

    • 25th October 2017,
    • 26th October 2017,
    • 27th October 2017,
    • 28th October 2017,
    • 29th October 2017

    Autumn of Awesome

    The year may be winding down to a close, but it’s full steam ahead here at the East Lancashire

  • Wizards welcome

    School of Wizardry

    • 26th October 2017

    Wands at the ready everyone


    It’s time to take a magical journey on board the

  • Halloween Ghost Trains

    Halloween Ghost Trains

    • 26th October 2017,
    • 27th October 2017,
    • 28th October 2017

    Dare you take a ride?

    Seems like the old amusement park may not be as abandoned as everyone thought, there’s something

  • Children's Craft Workshop

    Creepy Craft Workshop

    • 26th October 2017,
    • 27th October 2017,
    • 28th October 2017

    Prepare for the scare on the Halloween Ghost Trains by playing mad scientist at this special late opening Craft Workshop

  • DMU Weekend

    Scenic Railcar Weekend

    • 4th November 2017,
    • 5th November 2017

    Day of the DMU

    Join the East Lancashire Railway and the Bury unit team as we celebrate the launch into service of the

  • Lancashire Weekend

    Lancashire Weekend

    • 18th November 2017,
    • 19th November 2017

    Wave the flag for the home county

    Celebrate the day Lancashire sent its first representatives to parliament, join us

  • Rail Ale Trail

    Does chugging through lush valleys and pretty villages, stopping at some of the finest drinking establishments en route

  • A Wonderful Winter Wonderland!
    Caption: A Wonderful Winter Wonderland!

    Santa Specials

    • 25th November 2017,
    • 26th November 2017,
    • 2nd December 2017,
    • 3rd December 2017,
    • 9th December 2017,
    • 10th December 2017,
    • 16th December 2017,
    • 17th December 2017,
    • 21st December 2017,
    • 22nd December 2017,
    • 23rd December 2017,
    • 24th December 2017

    Christmas time, mince pies and mulled wine, engines steaming along the line ...

    Christmas, that time of year when

  • Santa waving to child

    School Santa Specials

    • 6th December 2017,
    • 8th December 2017,
    • 13th December 2017,
    • 15th December 2017

    Old School Santa

    The countdown to Christmas has begun, and there’s no better way to give your students a better send

  • Shopper Specials

    Christmas Shopper Specials

    • 6th December 2017,
    • 13th December 2017,
    • 20th December 2017

    Railway retail therapy

    Looking for the perfect gift? The East Lancashire Railway can help with these mid-week trains

  • Mince Pie Specials

    • 26th December 2017

    Keep your eyes on the pies!

    What better way to unwind after a hectic Christmas than by enjoying a relaxing steam train

  • Tornado returns

    Tornado: The 100MPH Steam Engine

    • 29th March 2018,
    • 30th March 2018,
    • 31st March 2018,
    • 1st April 2018,
    • 2nd April 2018

    A legend storms into town

    Batten down the hatches, Peppercorn Class A1 60163 “Tornado is returning to the East

Our visitors say…

  • Beautiful stations along the way and great to take the family. It's just something different for everyone. Reasonably priced and all volunteers which makes it all the more special.

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