There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 15th May 2021 using the Reopening Timetable

Scenic Railcar Weekend

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    Day of the DMU

    Join the East Lancashire Railway and the Bury unit team as we celebrate the launch into service of the Cravens class 105 unit at a special DMU gala!

    Following an extensive 21 year restoration, the Cravens class 105 unit will be running in passenger service for the first time, and visitors will be able to ride and take away a commemorative certificate. Other exciting attractions will include the first visit away from its home base of Llangollen Railway the now unique Wickham built class 109 unit, following its own 10 year restoration, and the first runs of the ELT based BRCW built class 104 & class 110 units following their extensive bodywork restoration and subsequent repainting. The weekend will also probably be the last run before its departure from the ELR of the Pressed Steel built class 117 unit, which has been based here for the past few years. 

    Unit Line-Up

    • 104 (M50455 + M50517)
    • 105 (Sc51485 + E56121)
    • 109 (E50416 + E56171)
    • 110 (E51813 + E59701 + E51842)
    • 122 (W55001)
    • 117 (W51339 + W51382)

    The once common operation of DMU’s hauling a tail load will also be re-created over the weekend, whilst CFPS owned and ELR based class 40 40135 will take part in assisting a "failed" class 104 unit. The event will also play host to the The Railcar Association's annual convention for the first time since 2000.

    Tickets & Prices

    Standard fares apply for the Scenie Railcar Weekend, with the exception of "Freedom of the Line" tickets which for this weekend will provide one full line round trip. 

    For unlimited travel throughout the event, please see the prices outlined in the table below:

      Adult Concession Child Family
    One Day Rover £19.00 £17.00 £11.00 £47.00
    Two Day Rover £34.00 £30.00 £20.00 N/A

    Tickets can be purchased from our Booking Offices on the day.

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