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Spring Diesel Gala

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    Spring into action

    Prefer the roar of a diesel engine to the huff and puff of steam? The East Lancashire Railway has you covered with the first large scale diesel event of 2018!

    What’s Included?

    An intensive all diesel timetable running throughout the whole weekend and featuring favourites from the East Lancashire Railway’s own home fleet!

    Attending locos include:

    • D9531
    • D9537
    • D7629
    • 33109
    • 37109
    • 40106
    • 40145
    • 45108
    • 50015

    56006, D832 and D1501 unfortunately will not be available for the ELR February diesel gala due to a number of technical issues.

    Ticket information, prices and getting here

    Online ticket prices

    Beat the queues and save 10% by booking your gala tickets online and using the promo code SPRINGDIESEL18. Our exclusive online discounts are displayed in the table below:

      Adult  Concession  Child  Family
    One Day   £22.00 £20.00 £14.00  £58.00
    Two Day  £39.00 £35.00 £25.00   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   £24.50 £22.00  £15.50  £64.50
    Two Day  £43.00 £39.00  £28.00   ---

    We recommend beginning your journey at Bury Bolton Street Station. For information on how to find us and car parking visit our Getting Here page.

    Our visitors say…

    • Had a great day out, fab staff on board and loads of diesels from my childhood!

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