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Autumn Diesel Gala

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    Autumn Diesel Gala by Emma Seddon

    Going all out for Autumn

    What better way for a diesel devotee to end a cracking year of events? Join the East Lancashire Railway for the third and final large scale diesel gala of 2018.

    What’s included?

    Locomotives from the ELR’s home fleet, as well as guests, will run intensive passenger services on an all diesel timetable all weekend, an ideal opportunity to ride behind one of your favourites or take a few photos.

    Confirmed locomotives so far include:

    • D9537
    • D7629
    • 33109
    • 37109
    • 40145
    • D832
    • 45108
    • D1501
    • 47765
    • 50015
    • 56006

    Locomotives subject to change, more are set to be confirmed so watch this space.

    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   £22.00 £20.00  £14.00  £58.00
    Two Day  £39.00 £35.00  £25.00   ---


    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

    Single and return fares are suspended for this event. Instead you can purchase a rover ticket which gives you unlimited travel all day, or a full line round trip ticket.

      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.


    The East Lancashire Railway welcomes people of all abilities and we strive to make sure we are easily accessible to everyone. Therefore, we encourage you to get in touch if you have any questions or requirements, and we will do our best to help you plan your visit. You can contact us on 0333 320 2830 and press option two twice, or you can email us at

    All of our stations offer step-free access, and on most services we carry a ramp to allow step-free access to our trains. Disabled toilet facilities are available on most operating days at Bury, Ramsbottom, Rawtenstall and Heywood Stations as well as Bury Transport Museum. If you have any questions or further requirements, please get in touch.

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