There are trains running today using the Santa Specials Timetable 2014



  • Santa Special
    Caption: Christmas at the station!

    Santa Specials

    • 21st December 2014,
    • 22nd December 2014,
    • 23rd December 2014,
    • 24th December 2014

    Oh what fun it is to ride our steam hauled Santa train! Kick off your Christmas holiday in style with our incredibly

  • Mince Pie Specials
    Caption: Oh Yes!

    Mince Pie Specials

    • 26th December 2014

    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 2015

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

  • Apparently there's a big Winter Festival in the next month and whilst it's a time for peace and goodwill etc, some

  • Caption: Visiting BR Standard 9F 2-10-0 92212

    Winter Steam Gala

    • 17th January 2015,
    • 18th January 2015

    The East Lancashire Railway's popular steam weekends make a welcome return in the form of the Winter Steam Gala.


  • Photographing Trains
    Caption: Photographing Trains

    Photography Courses

    • 24th January 2015,
    • 28th February 2015,
    • 28th March 2015,
    • 8th April 2015,
    • 11th April 2015,
    • 22nd April 2015,
    • 25th April 2015,
    • 6th May 2015,
    • 9th May 2015,
    • 20th May 2015,
    • 23rd May 2015,
    • 10th June 2015,
    • 13th June 2015,
    • 24th June 2015,
    • 27th June 2015

    Capture memories to treasure forever!

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

  • Steam Weekend and Transport Collectors' Fair

    Steam Weekend and Transport Collectors' Fair

    • 21st February 2015,
    • 22nd February 2015

    This popular steam weekend at the East Lancashire Railway runs alongside the Transport Collectors’ Fair within the

  • Spring Diesel Gala

    • 7th March 2015,
    • 8th March 2015

    The second big Diesel Event of the East Lancashire Railway’s online calendar, the Spring Diesel Gala will feature guest

  • DMU Theme Day

    DMU Theme Day

    • 14th March 2015

    The East Lancashire Railway takes one day out of every year to pay tribute to the ever stalwart DMU. Join us for an all

  • Resident's Weekend

    Resident's Weekend

    • 21st March 2015,
    • 22nd March 2015

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take advantage of special rates usually only open to holders of the East

  • Classic Bike Rally

    • 5th April 2015

    Visit the East Lancashire Railway as bikers from all over the country show of their petrol powered pride and joy

  • Easter Bonnet

    Easter Bonnet Day

    • 6th April 2015

    Bring the family to this crafty event! Each child wearing their home made bonnet will travel for free on the East

  • DOWT

    Day Out with Thomas

    • 2nd May 2015,
    • 3rd May 2015,
    • 4th May 2015,
    • 1st August 2015,
    • 2nd August 2015,
    • 3rd October 2015,
    • 4th October 2015

    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

    • 23rd May 2015,
    • 24th May 2015,
    • 25th May 2015

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

  • Peppa Pig

    Family Fun Weekend with appearances from Peppa Pig and George

    • 20th June 2015,
    • 21st June 2015,
    • 29th August 2015,
    • 30th August 2015,
    • 31st August 2015

    Two very special guests are visiting East Lancashire Railway this June and August. Don’t miss the opportunity to see

  • Summer Diesel Spectacular

    Summer Diesel Spectacular

    • 3rd July 2015,
    • 4th July 2015,
    • 5th July 2015

    Sunshine and diesels, the East Lancashire Railway’s popular summertime Diesel Gala features an intensive timetable of

  • Raise the Roof

    • 17th July 2015,
    • 18th July 2015

    Let the good times roll for the East Lancashire Railway’s annual fundraising event, taking place at the Trackside Bar at

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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