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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.

Starring locomotives for this gala include special guests:

  • 33035 – Courtesy of Mike Jacobs
  • 47715 – Courtesy of Harry Needle Railroad Company
  • 20110 – Courtesy of Harry Needle Railroad Company
  • 20087 - Courtesy of Harry Needle Railroad Company
  • 20311 - Courtesy of Harry Needle Railroad Company
  • 20314 - Courtesy of Harry Needle Railroad Company
  • 56091 - Courtesy of DC Rail

The gala will also include the following home fleet locomotives:

  • D9531
  • Class 24 – D5054
  • Class 25 – D7629
  • Class 33 – 33109
  • Class 37 – 37109
  • Class 40 – 40106
  • Class 42 – D832 “Onslaught”
  • Class 45 – 45108
  • Class 47 – D1501
  • Class 47 – 47765
  • Class 50 – 50015
  • Class 56 - 56006

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.

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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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