There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 23rd March 2019 using the Blue Timetable 2019

Important Information: Due to refurbishment, The Trackside will not be serving food from 15th March - 29th March. - 

The kitchen will re-open on 30th March. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

1940s Weekend

Dates for this event

  • 25th May 2019,
  • 26th May 2019,
  • 27th May 2019
1940s Weekend
1940s train
1940s Station
1940s Soldiers
1940s group

We’ll meet again!

Take a steam train trip back in time to Britain’s finest hour at this all-singing, all-dancing vintage event.

What’s Included

Be sure to pack your dancing shoes and dust off your best polka dot dress, this award winning spectacular features live entertainment, music and dancing, vehicle exhibitions and historical displays, vintage stalls, battle re-enactments and much more.

Re-enactors, Military/Vintage Vehicles & Stall Holders

If you would like to attend the event as a re-enactor, set up a stall to sell vintage memorabilia or clothing or exhibit a vintage vehicle be sure to fill out our application forms.

Fill out the re-enactor form here or download, complete and return the re-enactor form below. Deadline for applications is Friday 26 April.

Fill out the military/vintage vehicle form here or download, complete and return the military/vintage vehicle form below. Deadline for applications is Friday 10 May.

Fill out the stall-holder form here. Deadline for applications is Friday 3 May.

Please ensure you include your full contact details on the form otherwise you will not receive your pass. 

1940s Weekend Photography Course, 25 May 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. 

Book online and save 10%!

Online prices

  1 Day Rover 2 Day Rover 3 Day Rover 
Adult £18.90 £34.20  £42.30 
Concession £12.60 £22.50  £27.90 
Child £17.10 £30.60  £37.80 
Family (2 adults 3 children) £53.10  N/A  N/A 

On the day prices

  1 Day Rover 2 Day Rover 3 Day Rover 
Adult £21 £38 £47 
Concession £14 £25 £31 
Child £19 £34 £42 
Family (2 adults 3 children) £59 N/A  N/A 


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 10:30am – 12am (Saturday), 10:30am – 11pm (Sunday) and 12pm – 11pm (Monday).

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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