There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Wednesday 24th October 2018 using the Green Timetable 2018

We steam you scream, Halloween Ghost Trains 26, 27 & 31 Oct - 

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  • Poppy

    Armistice Exhibition

    • 22nd October 2018,
    • 23rd October 2018,
    • 24th October 2018,
    • 25th October 2018,
    • 26th October 2018,
    • 27th October 2018,
    • 28th October 2018,
    • 29th October 2018,
    • 30th October 2018,
    • 31st October 2018,
    • 1st November 2018,
    • 2nd November 2018,
    • 3rd November 2018,
    • 4th November 2018,
    • 5th November 2018,
    • 6th November 2018,
    • 7th November 2018,
    • 8th November 2018,
    • 9th November 2018,
    • 10th November 2018,
    • 11th November 2018

    Lest we forget

    The East Lancashire Railway is honoured to work alongside Bury Parish church to commemorate Armistice

  • Children's Craft Workshops

    Pop goes the… well anything really

    Join Bury Transport Museum over the half term holiday for a drop in Craft Workshop

  • Wizards

    Wizard Academy

    • 25th October 2018

    Battle he who must not be trained!


    It’s the first day of term at the

  • Halloween Ghost Trains by Liam barnes

    Halloween Ghost Trains

    • 26th October 2018,
    • 27th October 2018,
    • 31st October 2018

    Steam powered screams

    Are you brave enough to board the Halloween Ghost Train? Take a ride to Rawtenstall and back

  • Children's Craft Workshops

    Children's Craft Workshops - Creepy Craft Workshop

    • 26th October 2018,
    • 27th October 2018,
    • 31st October 2018

    Frankenstein fun!

    Join Bury Transport Museum for a drop in Craft Workshop that is ideal for preparing for the scare on

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

  • Scenic Railcar Weekend

    Scenic Railcar Weekend

    • 3rd November 2018,
    • 4th November 2018

    Day of the DMU

    Pay tribute to the stalwart Diesel Multiple Unit at this special theme weekend as these endearing

  • Rail Ale Trail

    Embark on a Rail Ale Trail and take a voyage of discovery to explore some of the Irwell Valley’s most beautiful

  • Lancashire Weekend

    Lancashire Weekend

    • 17th November 2018,
    • 18th November 2018

    Wave the flag for the home county

    It’s all things Lancashire at this special themed weekend celebrating the historic

  • Steam engine running through frost covered countryside
    Caption: Steam through a Winter Wonderland

    Santa Specials

    • 24th November 2018,
    • 25th November 2018,
    • 1st December 2018,
    • 2nd December 2018,
    • 8th December 2018,
    • 9th December 2018,
    • 15th December 2018,
    • 16th December 2018,
    • 21st December 2018,
    • 22nd December 2018,
    • 23rd December 2018,
    • 24th December 2018

    Tis the Season

    Kick start your Christmas celebrations with a steam train ride through our very own winter wonderland,

  • Santa High Five

    School Santa Specials

    • 5th December 2018,
    • 7th December 2018,
    • 12th December 2018,
    • 14th December 2018

    Santa is a class act!

    The countdown to Christmas has begun, and there’s no better way to give your students a send off

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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