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Fun For All the Family this Bank Holiday Weekend - 

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  • A Rail Ale Trail tour guide talks to the group in front of a historic mill in the village of Summerseat
    Caption: History & Hops!

    Guided Rail Ale Trail - Summerseat & Ramsbottom

    • 19th August 2017,
    • 25th August 2017,
    • 9th September 2017,
    • 14th October 2017

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

  • Steam into Summer

    Steam into Summer

    • 19th August 2017,
    • 20th August 2017,
    • 21st August 2017,
    • 22nd August 2017,
    • 23rd August 2017,
    • 24th August 2017,
    • 25th August 2017,
    • 26th August 2017,
    • 27th August 2017,
    • 28th August 2017,
    • 29th August 2017,
    • 30th August 2017,
    • 31st August 2017

    Steam in the sun

    Forget the summertime blues, it’s time for the summertime choo-choos, put down the summer wine and

  • Caption: Join us for a Jungle Book Safari!

    Theatre at the Museum - Jungle Book

    • 19th August 2017,
    • 20th August 2017

    It's just the Bear Neccesities! 

    It’s time to stop monkeying around and join us on a jolly jaunt down to the jungle!

  • Children's Craft Workshop

    Keep those little minds occupied over the summer holiday with Bury Transport Museum’s drop in craft workshops. Make like

  • Wizards welcome

    School of Wizardry

    • 24th August 2017,
    • 31st August 2017,
    • 26th October 2017

    Wands at the ready everyone

    LIMITED AVAILABILITY - SINGLE SEATS ONLY

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

  • Family Fun Weekend

    Family Fun Weekend

    • 26th August 2017,
    • 27th August 2017,
    • 28th August 2017

    Fun for the whole family!

    Can’t make it to the beach, don’t worry! The East Lancashire Railway is here with a selection

  • Children's Craft Workshop

    Keep those little minds occupied over the summer holiday with Bury Transport Museum’s drop in craft workshops. Let your

  • Autumn Adventures

    Autumn Adventures

    • 1st September 2017,
    • 2nd September 2017,
    • 3rd September 2017,
    • 6th September 2017,
    • 7th September 2017,
    • 8th September 2017,
    • 9th September 2017,
    • 10th September 2017,
    • 13th September 2017,
    • 14th September 2017,
    • 15th September 2017,
    • 16th September 2017,
    • 17th September 2017,
    • 20th September 2017,
    • 21st September 2017,
    • 22nd September 2017,
    • 23rd September 2017,
    • 24th September 2017,
    • 27th September 2017,
    • 28th September 2017,
    • 29th September 2017,
    • 30th September 2017,
    • 1st October 2017,
    • 7th October 2017,
    • 8th October 2017,
    • 14th October 2017,
    • 15th October 2017,
    • 21st October 2017,
    • 22nd October 2017,
    • 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

  • Rail Ale Trail

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

  • Trackside

    Ales on the Rails

    • 8th September 2017,
    • 9th September 2017,
    • 10th September 2017

    Raise a glass to the railway!

    Discover the finest in local beers and ciders at the East Lancashire Railway’s very first

  • Rossendale 60s Festival

    Rossendale 60s Festival

    • 8th September 2017,
    • 9th September 2017,
    • 10th September 2017

    Get Groovy baby!

    Returning for another year, and this time at twice the size, the Rossendale 60s Festival is the

  • Vintage Vehicle Gathering

    Vintage Transport Gathering

    • 10th September 2017

    Motor into the past

    If you appreciate the graceful and glamorous vehicles of a more civilised age then you will

  • Autumn Diesel Gala

    Autumn Diesel Gala

    • 23rd September 2017,
    • 24th September 2017

    Power into Autumn!

    The last big diesel event of the year and we are going out in style! Power into winter with an all

  • Take a ride behind Thomas

    Day Out with Thomas

    • 7th October 2017,
    • 8th October 2017

    All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

    Meet Thomas the Tank Engine™ and his friends, who are waiting to greet you at the

  • Autumn Steam Gala

    • 14th October 2017,
    • 15th October 2017

    Steam Season!

    The leaves may be falling but the steam is still rising here at the East Lancashire Railway at the last

  • Rail Ale Trail

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

  • 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

  • Halloween Ghost Trains

    Halloween Ghost Trains

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

    Dare you take a ride?

    Calling all goblins and ghouls, are you brave enough to take a ride on the East Lancashire

  • DMU Day

    Scenic Railcar Weekend

    • 4th November 2017

    Day of the DMU

    Pay tribute to the stalwart DMU with the East Lancashire Railway at this special event held in honour of

  • 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

  • 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

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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