There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 26th January 2019 using the Blue Timetable 2019 - possible amendments may apply

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Spring Steam Gala

Dates for this event

  • 8th March 2019,
  • 9th March 2019,
  • 10th March 2019
Spring Steam Gala

Springtime Steaming

Spring, the tweeting of birds, the blooming of flowers and the powerful whistle of steam locomotives, what could be better?

What’s Included

Join the East Lancashire Railway for an all steam spectacular as guest engines and home fleet locomotives run intensive all steam passenger services all weekend. Why not take in the action from the railway’s award winning Trackside Bar?

Starring locomotives are as follows:

  • 78018, appearing courtesy of the Great Central Railway, Darlingtopn Railway Preservation Society (owner) and Loughborough Standard Locomotives Group (custodian).
  • BR Standard 4 Tank 80097 (official launch into service)
  • BR Standard Tank 80080, courtesy of PRCLT, first return to traffic following overhaul
  • 34092
  • 45407
  • 52322
  • 2890
  • 32 Gothenburg

All locos are subject to availability.

Dates, times and tickets

The East Lancashire Railway will be running a special event fare and standard timetable. For more information on timetables visit our Timetables and Fares page.

More information on fares will be made available nearer the time.

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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