There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 8th August 2020 using the Re-opening Timetable
  • East Lancashire Railway Re-Opening

    • 8th August 2020,
    • 9th August 2020,
    • 15th August 2020,
    • 16th August 2020,
    • 22nd August 2020,
    • 23rd August 2020,
    • 29th August 2020,
    • 30th August 2020

    The East Lancashire Railway is back!

    Important note following new guidelines

    The East Lancashire railway has had to

  • Vintage Transport Gathering

    • 6th September 2020

    We’re in love with your cars!

    The one and only Vintage Transport Gathering makes a welcome return to the East

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    Autumn Steam Gala

    • 9th October 2020,
    • 10th October 2020,
    • 11th October 2020

    Season of Steam

    This is it, the last big steam event of 2020. Don’t miss this chance to ride behind both home fleet and

  • Day Out with Thomas

    • 24th October 2020,
    • 25th October 2020

    EVERYONE'S FAVOURITE LITTLE BLUE ENGINE RETURNS IN 2020!

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

  • Halloween Ghost Trains

    • 29th October 2020,
    • 30th October 2020,
    • 31st October 2020

    Every stop is a Scare

    Step on board the “fright” Train for a ghoulishly good time with the East Lancashire Railway’s

  • DMU Weekend

    • 7th November 2020,
    • 8th November 2020

    D-M-Eureka

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

  • Lancashire Weekend

    • 21st November 2020,
    • 22nd November 2020

    Wave the flag for Lancashire

    Show your love for the home county as we commemorate the day Lancashire sent it’s first

  • Santa Specials

    • 28th November 2020,
    • 29th November 2020,
    • 5th December 2020,
    • 6th December 2020,
    • 12th December 2020,
    • 13th December 2020,
    • 19th December 2020,
    • 20th December 2020,
    • 21st December 2020,
    • 22nd December 2020,
    • 23rd December 2020,
    • 24th December 2020

    Santa Clause is coming to town

    Kickstart your Christmas season with a trip on our Santa Special Train, a firm favourite

  • Mince Pie Specials

    • 26th December 2020,
    • 27th December 2020,
    • 28th December 2020

    Eyes on the pies

    What could be better than kicking back and relaxing on Boxing Day with a delicious Mince Pie.

    What’s

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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  • Gift vouchers for every occasion
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