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Spring Diesel Gala

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    Class 35 Hymek D7076
    Caption: Class 35 Hymek D7076
    Class 14 D9531 ‘Ernest’
    Caption: Class 14 D9531 ‘Ernest’
    Class 37 37109
    Caption: Class 37 37109

    Get in Gear

    Celebrate the turning of the seasons and the awakening of the new-year with this diesel powered extravaganza.

    The Spring Diesel Gala will feature an all diesel timetable starring locomotives from the ELR's well-renowned home fleet, as well as some surprise special guests visiting from other Railway's. Spend the day on your favourite locos and browse the memorabilia stalls at Bury Bolton Street Station.

    Line Up


    • Class 14 D9531 ‘Ernest’
    • Class 31 31466
    • Class 33 33109 ‘Captain Bill Smith RNR’
    • Class 35 Hymek D7076
    • Class 37 37109
    • Class 37418
    • Class 40 D345
    • Class 47 D1501
    • Class 50 50015 ‘Valiant’
    • Class 73 73001

    Provisional (TBC)

    • Class 14 D9537 ‘Eric’

    Spring Diesel Gala Ticket Prices

    Online Ticket Prices

    Beat the queues and save up to 20% by booking your gala tickets online. Our exclusive online discounts are displayed in the table below:

      Adult Save Concession Save Child Save Family Save
    One Day Rover £19.50 £4.50 £18.50 £3.00 £13.50 £1.50 £56.70 £6.30
    Two Day Rover £37.50 £4.50 £36.50 £1.50 £24.30 £2.70 N/A  


    On-the-Day Ticket Prices

    The below Rover Tickets will replace all standard travel fares across the weekend.

      Adult Concession Child Family
    One Day Rover £24.00 £21.50 £15.00 £63.00
    Two Day Rover £42.00 £38.00 £27.00 N/A

    Spring Diesel Gala Half Day Photography Experience

    Calling all photographers: Get behind the scenes at the East Lancashire Railway on one of our busy 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 to areas not open to public access and capture both home fleet engines and visiting locos as they power up and down the line.

    What's Included?

    • 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

    The Spring Diesel Gala Half Day Photography Experience is £50.00 per person and can be booked online now. 

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