There are trains running today using the Day Out with Thomas Timetable October 2016

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  • Take a Ride Behind Thomas!

    Day Out with Thomas

    • 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 greet you at the

  • Guided Rail Ale Trail - Summerseat & Ramsbottom

    • 8th October 2016,
    • 22nd October 2016

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

  • Photographing Trains
    Caption: Photographing Trains

    Photography Courses

    • 8th October 2016,
    • 12th October 2016

    Capture memories to treasure forever!

    The thrill of capturing the perfect photograph, from the opportunistic lucky snap

  • Flying Scotsman Returns

    • 13th October 2016,
    • 14th October 2016,
    • 15th October 2016,
    • 16th October 2016

    Flying Scotsman tickets will be on sale from 10am 11 July 2016! Visit to book online

  • Children's Craft Workshop

    Keep your little one’s mind active over the school holidays with the Bury Transport Museum’s drop in craft workshops.

  • Say hello to creepy clowns and hilarious haunters!

    Halloween Ghost Trains

    • 28th October 2016,
    • 29th October 2016,
    • 31st October 2016

    Are you brave enough to break the curse of the Creepy Carnival?

    Roll up, roll up for the ride of your life on the East

  • Lancashire Weekend celebrations

    Lancashire Weekend

    • 19th November 2016,
    • 20th November 2016

    Wave the flag for the home county

    Join us as we celebrate everything we love about the local area.

    The best way to

  • Raise a glass to Lancashire!

    Hear ye, hear ye! Celebrate everything Lancastrian with this special Rail Ale Trail tour. Join an expert guide as they

  • Santa with little boy on the Santa Special

    Santa Specials

    • 26th November 2016,
    • 27th November 2016,
    • 3rd December 2016,
    • 4th December 2016,
    • 10th December 2016,
    • 11th December 2016,
    • 17th December 2016,
    • 18th December 2016,
    • 21st December 2016,
    • 22nd December 2016,
    • 23rd December 2016,
    • 24th December 2016

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

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

  • Christmas Shopper Specials

    • 7th December 2016,
    • 9th December 2016,
    • 14th December 2016,
    • 16th December 2016

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

  • Mince Pie Specials

    • 26th December 2016

    What could be better than a lovely Boxing Day steam train ride with a complimentary mince pie? Possibly the perfect way

  • Whisky
    Caption: It's Whisky Time!

    Whiskey Chaser

    • 1st January 2017

    On behalf of the East Lancashire Railway may we take this opportunity to wish all our passengers a very happy new year!

Our visitors say…

  • Children will love it as trains are no longer like this. Look out for the themed weekends such as Thomas The Tank Engine. A visit to the Transport Museum in Bury is also a must.

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