There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 1st April 2017 using the Sci-Fi on the Sidings Timetable 2017

1940s Weekend

Dates for this event

  • 27th May 2017,
  • 28th May 2017,
  • 29th May 2017
1940s weekend
Caption: Picture Courtesy Of Forties in

We'll Meet Again

It’s a long road to Tipperary so why not stop along the way to get into the swing of things at this incredibly popular vintage spectacular. Dig out that polka dot dress, wax that moustache and put on your dancing shoes for a weekend of all singing, all dancing, all action fun!

If you would like to attend the event as a re-enactor, exhibit a vehicle or set up a stall please fill out this form.

  Adult Concession Child Family
One Day Rover  £17.10  £15.30 £9.90   £42.00
Two Day Rover  £30.60  £27.00 £18.00  
Three Day Rover  £37.80   £34.20  £22.50   

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Getting here

The 1940s Weekend takes place across the length of the railway and tickets can be purchased from Bury, Heywood, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall stations on the day. Visitors that already have their ticket can start their day out from any of the above stations.

Due to the limited amount of parking in Bury, especially on a busy special event day, it is recommended that visitors travelling by car park in the large, free car park at our Heywood Statiion and travel to Bury and or/Ramsbottom on one of the regularly scheduled services.

Located less than a mile from Junction 19 of the M62, Heywood Station is easily accessible (vis Railway Street) and can be reached by typing the postcode OL10 1LX into a Sat Nav.

Bury's Metrolink Tram Station is located just a few minutes walk away from our Bury Bolton Street Station and is an ideal way to get to the event from areas across Greater Manchester. With fantastic off-peak travel rates and Park and Ride facilities available throughout the city, travelling by tram is a great value, stress free way to get to the East Lancashire Railway. Find out more by downloading the Network Map or by visiting

For more information on how to reach the East Lancashire Railway visit our "Getting Here" page.

Our visitors say…

  • Well managed, well staged and plenty of excellent entertainment plus great weather. Fantastic day out, something for everyone and reasonably priced drinks and snacks, this event never fails to disappoint. Thank you to all the staff at the East Lancashire Railway.

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