There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Wednesday 18th September 2019 using the Green Timetable 2019

Autumn Steam Gala

Dates for this event

  • 18th October 2019,
  • 19th October 2019,
  • 20th October 2019
Autumn Steam Gala
Autumn steam train crossing bridge
Autumn scene
926 Repton David Oxtaby

Autumnal steam dreams

The leaves might be falling but the steam is still rising this year at the East Lancashire Railway!

What’s Included

Favourites from the East Lancashire Railway’s home fleet will be joining special guest locomotives for an all steam spectacular. Take the opportunity to travel up and down the line on a beautifully restored heritage engine!

LOCO UPDATE: The East Lancashire Railway is pleased to announce the first guest for our Autumn Steam Gala, 926 “Repton”! The locomotive appears thanks to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and will be making its first ever appearance at the ELR!

The railway is also delighted to be welcoming 60009 "Union of South Africa" to the three day event!

We are looking for stall holders selling railway memorabilia, photographs, paintings and much more!

If you would like to run a stall at the event please fill out this form. 

All booking forms should be submitted no later than Friday 4th October. Any forms received after this date will not be considered for a pitch.

Autumn Steam Gala Photography Course, 19 October 2019

Make the most out of your day out and capture some memories to treasure forever on this expertly led Photography Course. Join our partners from North West Photography Courses as they take you on a tour of the line to get the best shots possible, and even visit behind the scenes of the ELR. These courses are ideal for complete beginners and veteran shutterbugs alike.

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Dates, times and tickets

The East Lancashire Railway will be running a special event fare and timetable. More information will be made available nearer the event.

Important Information and Getting Here

The event begins at 10am and runs until 4pm. The booking office, gift shop and buffet are open from approximately 10am – 4pm. The Trackside Bar will also be open from 12pm – 12am (Friday), 10:30am – 12am (Saturday) and 10:30am – 11pm (Sunday).

We recommend beginning your journey at Bury Bolton Street Station. For information on how to get there, as well as a helpful guide to local transportation links and parking spaces, please visit our Getting Here page.

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