There are trains running today using the Autumn Diesel Gala Timetable 2016

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Autumn Diesel Gala

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    The leaves are falling and the diesels are rolling at the last major Diesel Weekend of 2015. A great way to see out a year chock full of diesel powered delights, this event features an intensive all diesel timetable made up of locomotives for our own well renowned diesel fleet.

    Home Fleet Line-Up:

    • Class 14, D9531 ‘Ernest’
    • Class 14, D9537 ‘Eric’
    • Class 33, 33109 Captain Bill Smith RNR
    • Class 35, Hymek D7076
    • Class 37, 37109
    • Class 40, 345
    • Class 50, 50015 Valiant

    The unlimited rover tickets allow you to swap and change trains throughout the day, so you will be able to catch a ride behind every diesel if you wish!

    Whilst all this action is going on you may be in need of some refreshments, don’t worry we have that covered.
    The Trackside at Bury will open serving hot and cold food and a large selection of award winning real ales, ciders and perries will be available to purchase. Buffer Stops Bar at Rawtenstall will also serve light bites as well a fine array of local real ales. Bury Bolton Street Station Buffet will have a wide range of food available including fresh sandwiches, drinks, snacks and cakes.

    Why not pick up a memento of your visit? Visit our Gift Shop located in Bury Bolton Station for a range of books, DVDs and souvenirs can be found.

    Diesel Photography Experience

    Calling all photographers: Get behind the scenes at the East Lancashire Railway on one of our busiest gala weekends of the year. Whether you're just starting out or are a bit of a shutterbug, this half day expert led experience provides a great introduction into camera techniques and settings in the surrounds of a bustling heritage railway. Go behind the scenes, in areas not open to public access, and capture both home fleet engines and visiting locos steam up and down the line.

    • Expert guide from North West Photography Courses
    • Introductory tuition on camera techniques and settings
    • On location photography in public restricted areas of the railway
    • £5.00 lunch voucher for the Buffet on Platform 3/4 at Bury Bolton Street Station

    £50.00 per person

    Ticket Prices

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    Ticket Prices
     One DayTwo Day
    Adult £23.50 £42.00
    Concession £21.00 £38.00
    Child £15.00 £27.00
    Family £60.00  


    The Diesel Gala Timetable is now ready for download below.

    Getting here

    Please note if you are planning to arrive to the event via Metrolink, due to line improvements taking place over the weekend there will be no tram service running between Piccadilly in Manchester City Centre and Bury, Sunday 27th September . There will be a replacement bus service. For more information on Metrolink services click here.

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