There are trains running today using the Green Timetable 2016

Summer Diesel Spectacular

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    Caption: D335 in the sunshine
    Caption: D7076, always a star of the show


    Put the power down

    Motor into summer at one of the East Lancashire Railway's most spectacular Diesel events of the year.

    This three day festival will feature an intensive, all diesel timetable running locomotives from the ELR home fleet and special visiting engines from our fellow heritage railways. Take a ride on your favourite locomotive, take the perfect photograph, browse stalls chock full of memorabillia or simply relax outside the Trackside bar and watch the engines trundle by.

    Loco Line Up

    Fifteen locomotives have now been confirmed for the event and are listed below:


    • D182 (Courtesy of The Peak Locomotive Company)
    • Class 45, 108 (Courtesy of The Peak Locomotive Company)
    • Class 31, 5580 (31162)(Courtesy of A1A Locomotives)
    • Class 31, 466 (Courtesy of Dean Forest Diesel Association)
    • Class 56, 006 (Courtesy of the Class 56 Preservation Society)
    • Class 56, 098 (Courtesy of the Class 56 Preservation Society)*

     Special Home Fleet

    • Returning home fleet locomotive D832 'Onslaught'
    • A new addition to the ELR's home fleet and making its debut on the line is Class 40 D306 'Atlantic Conveyor' (Courtesy of the Class 40 Preservation Society)

    Home Fleet

    • Class 14, D9531 'Ernest'
    • Class 14, D9537 'Eric'
    • Class 33, 109 'Captain Bill Smith RNR'
    • Class 35, D7076 'Hymek'
    • Class 37, 109
    • Class 40, 135
    • Class 40, 345


    • Class 28 Metropolitan-Vickers COBO, D5705, will be on display during the event in the bay platform. The COBO was reunited with refurbished bogies in May of this year.

    Summer Diesel Spectacular Ticket Prices

    Online Ticket Prices

    Beat the queues and 10% 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 £24.00 £3.00 £22.00 £2.00 £15.00 £1.50 £63.00 £7.00
    Two Day Rover £41.00 £5.00 £39.00 £4.00 £27.00 £3.00 N/A  N/A
    Three Day Rover £50.00 £9.00 £49.00 £5.00 N/A N/A N/A  N/A


    Discounted advanced tickets will be taken off sale 24 hours before the start of an event, the below tickets will be available from manned stations on the day.

    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 £27.00 £24.00 £16.50 £70.00
    Two Day Rover £46.00 £43.00 £30.00 N/A
    Three Day Rover  £59.00 £54.00  N/A N/A 

    *56 098 replaces 56 301 which is now unavailable. 

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