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Winter Diesel Gala

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    D832 Ian Furness
    D5054 Rory Lushman

    Roar into 2020 with some diesel dynamos

    Join the East Lancashire Railway for the first large scale diesel event of 2020. Enjoy intensive passenger services all weekend with a host of home fleet locomotives.

    What’s Included

    Visitors can look forward to a daily return trip beyond Heywood to Hopwood, double heading on both days, and shuttles between Bury and Heywood on Friday and Saturday evening. There will also be a late return trip from Bury to Rawtenstall on Saturday. If you are looking for some refreshments you can pay a visit to our real ale pubs at Bury and Rawtenstall.

    Enjoy all diesel passenger services throughout the whole event. Our starring locomotives are:

    • Class 42 D832 "Onslaught"
    • Class 14 D9531 "Ernest"
    • Class 24 D5054 "Phil Southern"
    • Class 25 D7629
    • Class 33 33109 "Captain Bill Smith RNR"
    • Class 45 45108
    • Class 47 D1501 
    • Class 47 47765
    • Class 50 50015 "Valiant"

    Dates, times and tickets

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

    Book online and save up to 10%

    Online prices 

      Adult  Concession  Child  Family (2 adults and 3 children) 
    One Day Rover  £19.80  £17.55  £13.05 £54.90
    Two Day Rover £35.10 £31.50 £23.40 N/A 

    On The Day Prices

      Adult  Concession  Child  Priv Rover  Family (2 adults and 3 children) 
    One Day Rover   £22 £19.50 £14.50  £12 £61
    Two Day Rover  £39 £35 £26 N/A  N/A 

    Important Information and Getting Here

    The booking office, gift shop and buffet are open from approximately 10am – 4pm. The Trackside Bar will also be open from 1030am – 12am (Friday), 09:30am – 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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