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Summer Diesel Spectacular

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    Summer Diesel Spectacular by Nigel Valentine

    In the Summertime!

    Diesel fans will want to mark this date on their calendar, it’s the second big diesel event of the East Lancashire Railway year and an excellent way to power through the summer.

    What’s included?

    Services will run on an intensive all diesel timetable all weekend and will feature home fleet locomotives and potentially special guests from other lines around the country. Watch this space for more information.

    Loco Line-Up

    Special Guests

    • 33 103 ‘Swordfish’ - Courtesy of Nemesis Rail and Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
    • Class 25 D5185 - Visiting from GCR
    • Class 40 40012 "Aureol" - Visiting from MRC

    Home Fleet

    • Class 14 D9531 "Ernest"
    • Class 14 D9537
    • Class 25 D7629
    • Class 33 33109 "Captain Bill Smith RNR"
    • Class 37 37109
    • Class 45 45108
    • Class 47 D1501
    • Class 50 50015
    • Class 47 47765 - First runs on the East Lancashire Railway since arriving

    Ticket information, prices and getting here

    Online Ticket Prices

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

      Adult  Concession  Child  Family
    One Day   £25.00 £22.00  £15.00  £63.00
    Two Day  £42.00 £40.00  £28.00   ---
    Three Day  £54.00 £50.00   ---   ---


    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   £28.00 £24.50  £17.00  £70.00
    Two Day  £47.00 £44.00  £31.00   ---
    Three Day  £60.00 £55.00   ---   --- 

    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.

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    Our visitors say…

    • Enjoyable diesel weekend with lots of traction to choose. Good beer on the trains and at the station!

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