There are trains running today using the Green Timetable 2019
  • Guided Rail Ale Trail - Rawtenstall and Ramsbottom

    • 22nd June 2019,
    • 2nd August 2019,
    • 26th October 2019

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

  • Talk about town

    Talk About Town

    • 23rd June 2019,
    • 30th June 2019,
    • 7th July 2019,
    • 14th July 2019,
    • 21st July 2019,
    • 28th July 2019,
    • 4th August 2019,
    • 11th August 2019,
    • 18th August 2019,
    • 25th August 2019

    Put your memories in a museum!

    Swap your favourite stories over a steaming hot cuppa at these special sessions hosted

  • Race the Train

    Race the Train

    • 23rd June 2019

    The Race is On

    It’s man versus machine as runners set out to beat the steamer from Bury to Rawtenstall.

    What’s

  • Bury Show

    Bury Agricultural Show

    • 30th June 2019

    FARM-TASTIC FUN

    The Bury Agricultural show is a wonderful day out for the entire family, featuring a host of local

  • Drive a Train

    Drive a Diesel Train Experience

    • 3rd July 2019,
    • 14th September 2019,
    • 19th September 2019,
    • 11th October 2019,
    • 2nd November 2019

    Make your dream as reality

    Become a fully-fledged railway man or woman for the day and be the envy of your friends as

  • Summer Diesel Gala

    Summer Diesel Spectacular

    • 4th July 2019,
    • 5th July 2019,
    • 6th July 2019

    Sunny D(iesels)

    Sunshine and diesel locomotives, who could ask for more! Join us for the second large scale diesel

  • Drive a Train participant shovelling coal into the firebox of a steam engine

    Drive a Steam Train Experience

    • 12th July 2019,
    • 15th July 2019,
    • 19th July 2019,
    • 12th August 2019,
    • 19th August 2019,
    • 2nd September 2019,
    • 16th September 2019,
    • 27th September 2019,
    • 7th October 2019,
    • 14th October 2019,
    • 25th October 2019,
    • 8th November 2019,
    • 15th November 2019

    Make your dream a reality

    Become part of the crew! This full day experience will see childhood dreams realised as

  • Photography Experience

    Photography Experiences

    • 13th July 2019,
    • 10th August 2019,
    • 21st September 2019,
    • 19th October 2019

    Photography Experiences

    Our Photography Experiences offer you opportunities to get unique photos of heritage trains

  • Guided Rail Ale Trail - Summerseat & Ramsbottom

    • 13th July 2019,
    • 28th September 2019

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

  • Rail Ale Trail

    Guided Rail Ale Trails - Pies and Pints

    • 19th July 2019,
    • 10th August 2019,
    • 20th September 2019,
    • 12th October 2019

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

  • Rail Ale Trail

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

  • Get Summer on Track

    • 20th July 2019,
    • 21st July 2019,
    • 22nd July 2019,
    • 23rd July 2019,
    • 24th July 2019,
    • 25th July 2019,
    • 26th July 2019,
    • 27th July 2019,
    • 28th July 2019,
    • 5th August 2019,
    • 6th August 2019,
    • 7th August 2019,
    • 8th August 2019,
    • 9th August 2019,
    • 10th August 2019,
    • 11th August 2019,
    • 12th August 2019,
    • 13th August 2019,
    • 14th August 2019,
    • 15th August 2019,
    • 16th August 2019,
    • 17th August 2019,
    • 18th August 2019,
    • 19th August 2019,
    • 20th August 2019,
    • 21st August 2019,
    • 22nd August 2019,
    • 23rd August 2019,
    • 24th August 2019,
    • 25th August 2019,
    • 26th August 2019,
    • 27th August 2019,
    • 28th August 2019,
    • 29th August 2019,
    • 30th August 2019,
    • 31st August 2019,
    • 1st September 2019

    More information coming soon.

  • Wizard Academy

    Wizard Academy

    • 25th July 2019,
    • 1st August 2019,
    • 15th August 2019,
    • 29th August 2019,
    • 24th October 2019,
    • 25th October 2019

    Meddle in the affairs of Wizards

    TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE

    You have been selected to attend the Wizard Academy at the

  • Day Out with Thomas

    • 3rd August 2019,
    • 4th August 2019,
    • 5th October 2019,
    • 6th October 2019

    They’re two, they’re four, they’re six, they’re eight…

    Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue

  • Princess Party

    Fairytale Adventure

    • 8th August 2019

    Once upon a time…

    TICKETS ON SALE NOW

    The magical gems of Storybook Land have been stolen by a maurading gang of

  • The Big Grill

    The Big Grill

    • 10th August 2019,
    • 11th August 2019

    CHILLIN' AND GRILLIN'

    If you like your barbecue served with a side of acoustic strings then this is the feast-ival for

  • Rail Ale Trail

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

  • Sci-Fi on the Sidings

    Sci-Fi on the Sidings

    • 17th August 2019,
    • 18th August 2019

    Space, where everyone can hear you steam!

    Unidentified flying objects have been spotted hovering over Heywood, Bury is

  • Dinky Dino Adventure

    Dinky Dinosaur Adventure

    • 22nd August 2019

    A Roar-some time!

    TICKETS ON SALE NOW

    Get set for a real Jurrassic Lark as you join a team of intrepid adventurers and

  • Rail Ale Trail

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

  • Black Pudding Throwing

    GAME OF THROWIN’S!

    The ancient grudge between Lancashire and Yorkshire takes on a decidedly delicious twist as

  • Rossendale 60s Festival

    Rossendale 60s Festival

    • 6th September 2019,
    • 7th September 2019,
    • 8th September 2019

    HERE COMES THE FUN

    The Rossendale 60s Festival is Rossendale Valley wide and includes events in Rawtenstall, Bacup,

  • Rail Ale Trail

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

  • Type 1 - 3 Diesel

    Type 1 - 3 Theme Day

    • 21st September 2019

    1 – 2- 3- EASY AS A, B, C, D-IESEL

    Come along to see these powerful diesel locomotives in action!

    WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Autumn Steam Gala

    Autumn Steam Gala

    • 18th October 2019,
    • 19th October 2019,
    • 20th October 2019

    Autumnal steam dreams

    The leaves might be falling but the steam is still rising this year at the East Lancashire

  • Halloween Ghost Trains

    Halloween Ghost Trains

    • 31st October 2019,
    • 1st November 2019,
    • 2nd November 2019

    Steam powered screams!

    There’s something strange in this neighbourhood, it’s the Halloween Ghost Trains, returning to

  • Scenic Railcar Weekend

    Scenic Railcar Day

    • 9th November 2019

    Day of the DMU

    The stalwart DMU powers into the limelight for this special theme day.

    What’s Included

    Fans of these

  • Lancashire Weekend

    Lancashire Weekend

    • 23rd November 2019,
    • 24th November 2019

    We <3 Lancashire

    Wave the flag for the home county as we celebrate the day Lancashire sent its first representatives to

  • Rail Ale Trail

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

  • Santa Special

    Santa Specials

    • 30th November 2019,
    • 1st December 2019,
    • 7th December 2019,
    • 8th December 2019,
    • 14th December 2019,
    • 15th December 2019,
    • 19th December 2019,
    • 20th December 2019,
    • 21st December 2019,
    • 22nd December 2019,
    • 23rd December 2019,
    • 24th December 2019

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

    Start your celebrations in style with a steam train ride with Santa and his

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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