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Spring Steam Gala

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    Pat Kilner Spring Steam Gala
    Fox Pix
    52322 by Fox Pix

    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, Darlington Railway Preservation Society (owner) and Loughborough Standard Locomotives Group (custodian).
    • Caledonian Railway 419, appearing courtesy of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society
    • BR Standard 4 Tank 80097 (official launch into service)
    • BR Standard 4 Tank 80080, courtesy of PRCLT, first return to traffic following overhaul
    • 4270
    • 34092
    • 52322
    • 2890
    • 32 Gothenburg

    All locos are subject to availability.

    Spring Steam Gala Photography Course, 9 March 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, which will be available soon. 

    Book online and save 10%

    Online Prices

      Adult  Concession  Child  Family (2 adults and 3 children) 
    One Day Rover  £26  £23.50  £17  £67.50 
    Two Day Rover £44 £39.50  N/A  N/A 
    Three Day Rover £58.50 £52  N/A  N/A 

    On The Day Prices

      Adult  Concession  Child  Priv Rover  Family (2 adults and 3 children) 
    One Day Rover   £29 £26  £19  £16  £75 
    Two Day Rover  £49 £44  £32  N/A  N/A 
    Three Day Rover  £65 £58 N/A  N/A  N/A 

    Important Information and Getting Here

    The booking office opens at 8:45am and closes approx. 4pm. The gift shop and buffet are open from approximately 9am – 4pm. 

    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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