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.

Summer Diesel Spectacular

Dates for this event

  • 4th July 2019,
  • 5th July 2019,
  • 6th July 2019
Summer Diesel Gala
Summer on track

Sunny D(iesels)

Sunshine and diesel locomotives, who could ask for more! Join us for the second large scale diesel event of the year.

What’s Included

This all diesel event is shaping up to be a real treat. Join a number of guest locos as well as favourites from the East Lancashire Railway’s legendary home fleet for an intensive weekend of all diesel passenger services.

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 21st June. Any forms received after this date will not be considered for a pitch.

Dates, times and tickets

The East Lancashire Railway will be running a special event fare and timetable.

Book online and save 10%

Online prices (Tickets available soon)

  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 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 – 11pm (Thursday), 12pm – 12am (Friday), 10:30am – 12am (Saturday).

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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