There are no trains running today - The next service will be on Wednesday 2nd December 2015 using the Christmas Shopper Special Timetable

2016 Dining with Distinction, Footplate Experiences and Photography Courses On Sale from 10:00 1 December - 

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  • Christmas Shopper Special

    Christmas Shopper Specials

    • 2nd December 2015,
    • 9th December 2015,
    • 16th December 2015

    Haven’t started the search for Christmas gifts yet? Well there’s no need to worry, the East Lancashire Railway is here

  • Santa with little boy on the Santa Special

    Santa Specials

    • 5th December 2015,
    • 6th December 2015,
    • 12th December 2015,
    • 13th December 2015,
    • 19th December 2015,
    • 20th December 2015,
    • 21st December 2015,
    • 22nd December 2015,
    • 23rd December 2015,
    • 24th December 2015

    Oh What Fun it is to ride a Steam Hauled Santa Train

    Christmas, that time of year when (hopefully) the world is covered

  • Mince Pies

    Mince Pie Specials

    • 26th December 2015,
    • 28th December 2015

    What could be better than a steam train ride through our very own winter wonderland? Possibly the perfect way to kick

  • Whiskey Chaser

    • 1st January 2016

    Could there possibly be a better way to see in 2016 than unwinding on a steam train journey whilst sipping a glass of

  • Scotsman in Steam: Preview Event

    • 8th January 2016,
    • 9th January 2016,
    • 10th January 2016,
    • 15th January 2016,
    • 16th January 2016,
    • 17th January 2016


    Preview Flying Scotsman in its black undercoat as it builds up its

  • Spring Diesel Gala

    • 20th February 2016,
    • 21st February 2016

    Celebrate the turning of the seasons and the awakening of the new-year with this diesel powered extravaganza. We will be

  • Resident's Weekend & Open Day

    • 5th March 2016,
    • 6th March 2016

    Take advantage of specially discounted residen's rates and explore the Irwell Valley on the East Lancashire Railway, for

  • Spring Steam Gala

    • 11th March 2016,
    • 12th March 2016,
    • 13th March 2016

    If our Spring Diesel Gala doesn't float your boat, or if you are looking for your next locomotive fix, chuff along to

  • Classic Bike Rally

    • 27th March 2016

    Leather bound petrol heads rejoice! The Classic Bike Rally is making a welcome return in 2016 as bikers from around the

  • Easter Bonnet Day

    • 28th March 2016

    Hats off for the Easter Bonnet Day, or rather hats on, home-made hats that is! Celebrate Easter with us and craft your

  • Pirates

    • 31st March 2016

    Don your eye-patch and splice the main brace, it's time for all sea-dogs to celebrate on the East Lancashire Railway

  • Princesses

    • 7th April 2016

    Treat the little princesses in your life to a magical adventure on the East Lancashire Railway. Be our guest and let it

  • Small Engines Weekend

    • 16th April 2016,
    • 17th April 2016

    Good things really can come in small packages! Spend the day with some of our smaller and more rarely seen steam and

  • DOWT

    Day Out with Thomas

    • 30th April 2016,
    • 1st May 2016,
    • 2nd May 2016,
    • 6th August 2016,
    • 7th August 2016,
    • 1st October 2016,
    • 2nd October 2016

    All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

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

  • 1940s Weekend

    1940s Weekend

    • 28th May 2016,
    • 29th May 2016,
    • 30th May 2016

    Put on your glad rags and journey with us back to the glamorous 1940s. This award-winning event is back at the East

  • Summer Diesel Spectacular

    • 8th July 2016,
    • 9th July 2016,
    • 10th July 2016

    Put the power down and barrel into summer at one of the East Lancashire Railway's most spectacular Diesel events of the

  • Raise the Roof

    • 15th July 2016,
    • 16th July 2016,
    • 17th July 2016

    This event continues to go from strength to strength and has now become a mainstay of the railway's annual calendar.

  • Family Fun Weekend with Peppa Pig & George

    • 27th August 2016,
    • 28th August 2016,
    • 29th August 2016

    We welcome everyone's favourite piggy pair at the East Lancashire Railway's Family Fun Weekend. Join Peppa Pig and her

  • Vintage Transport Gathering

    • 18th September 2016

    Relive the glory days of British transportation at this gathring of elegant vehicles from a more civilised age. The

  • Autumn Diesel Gala

    • 24th September 2016,
    • 25th September 2016

    The seasons might be winding down to a close but the East Lancashire Railway keeps the engine running for the last large

  • Autumn Steam Gala

    • 14th October 2016,
    • 15th October 2016,
    • 16th October 2016

    The best possible end to an already jam-packed year for steam enthusiasts! The three day gala will see the East

  • DMU Theme Day

    • 5th November 2016

    Paying tribute to the stalwart Diesel Multiple Unit, this one-day extravaganza will be exclusively service by DMU's from

  • Lancashire Weekend

    • 19th November 2016,
    • 20th November 2016

    Commemorate that illustrious day in 1295 when the County of Lancashire sent its first representatives to Parliament by

Our visitors say…

  • Whether you are a train lover or not you will not be disappointed with The East Lancashire Railway. Offering lots of special events for people of all ages. A lovely day out.

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