There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 7th December 2019 using the Santa Specials Timetable 2019

Due to popular demand, Father Christmas has made additional Santa Trains available - 

Book Now for the 5pm and 5:50pm trains on the 19th and 20th December 2019 »

Photography Experiences

Dates for this event

  • 7th March 2020,
  • 25th April 2020,
  • 16th May 2020,
  • 20th June 2020,
  • 18th July 2020,
  • 15th August 2020,
  • 19th September 2020,
  • 10th October 2020
Shooting at the ELR
Bury Box

Photography Experiences

Our Photography Experiences offer you opportunities to get unique photos of heritage trains amidst stunning rural scenery and industrial landscapes, and are ideal for both beginners and veterans.

Learn about the region’s heritage and socialise with your fellow photographers as you tour the line and even get a peek behind the scenes and explore areas not normally open to the public.

What’s Included:

Morning debriefing on the Platform, including a safety briefing and some basic hands on tuition tailored to the needs and ambitions of each attendee.

  • A light lunch provided during the day.
  • A heritage steam or diesel train ride for location shots, where the focus will be photography of the trains, architecture, as well as flora and fauna of the surrounding area.
  • Train ride back to Bury for a unique behind the scenes visit to the locomotive sheds where you will have the opportunity to get up close to the engines and see the ongoing work required to repair and maintain them.

2020 Dates

7 March 2019 Spring Steam Gala £130  Available to book soon 
25 April 2019  N/A  £130  Available to book soon 
16 May 2019 N/A  £130  Available to book soon 
20 June 2019  N/A  £130  Available to book soon 
18 July 2019 N/A  £130  Available to book soon 
15 August 2019  N/A  £130  Available to book soon 
19 September 2019 N/A  £130  Available to book soon 
10 October 2019  Autumn Steam Gala  £130  Available to book soon 

Important Information and Getting Here

Each photography experience begins at 10am on Bury Bolton Street Station Platform. The booking office, gift shop and buffet are open from approximately 10am – 4pm. The Trackside Bar will also be open from 10:30am – 12am.

For information on how to find Bury Bolton Street Station, as well as a helpful guide to local transportation links and parking spaces, please visit our Getting Here page.

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