There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Friday 2nd April 2021 using the Flying Scotsman Returns 2021



Flying Scotsman Returns

Dates for this event

  • 2nd April 2021,
  • 3rd April 2021,
  • 4th April 2021,
  • 5th April 2021,
  • 6th April 2021
Ride behind Flying Scotsman

Become a part of the legend

Once again, we are hosting the most iconic steam locomotive, with the return of The Flying Scotsman. This celebrated locomotive will be the star attraction in an Easter weekend to celebrate steam’s golden age.

The Flying Scotsman famously became the first locomotive to travel at 100 miles per hour, and will be in operation between Good Friday (April 2) and Easter Tuesday (April 6) at the East Lancashire Railway.

Ticketholders for these special services will also be able to make unlimited journeys on the standard timetabled trains on the day of their visit.

In addition, there are also a limited number of tickets available to enjoy a dining experience, whilst being hauled by this historic locomotive.

Tickets are valid for one time return journey on Flying Scotsman.



  • 2 April 2021: £85 (Sold Out)
  • 3 April 2021: £85 (Sold Out)
  • 4 April 2021: £85 (Sold Out)

Important Information and Getting Here

During the weekend the booking office, gift shop and buffet will be open from approximately 10am – 4pm. The Trackside Bar will also be open 10:30am – 11pm.

For more information on how to reach the East Lancashire Railway, as well as a helpful guide to local transportation links and parking spaces, please visit our Getting Here page.

Thanks Liam Barnes for the pic.

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