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Ideas for a Day to Remember

Enjoy private Rail Ale Tours and afternoon cream teas, modern meeting facilities and luxury dining, the East Lancashire Railway offers you a unique location for your next professional occasion.

Packages can be tailored for corporate meetings, hospitality, retirements and more, making sure that you and your guests will go away with lasting memories.

Here is a selection of ideas to help you plan your day.

Observation Saloon

A beautifully restored former 1920s restaurant car that can be attached to any timetabled service and offers the perfect place for intimate meetings and events. The saloon is suitable for groups of up to 25 people and can be combined with many other options.

Dining, Murder Mystery and Cream Teas

Our luxury Pullman style dining carriages offer seats for up to 96 people and can cater for lunches, cream tea specials, murder mystery nights and evening services, perfect for work parties and team bonding exercises.

Private Train Hire

Wow your guests with the ultimate experience by hiring your own train! From heritage steam to diesel engines and vintage coaches, a private train hire pulls out all the stops for your special occasion. The route and day itinerary can be devised to suit your party!

Bury Transport Museum

Choose a venue with a difference for your next corporate event and host it at Bury Transport Museum. The museum features a modern meeting room with impressive views over the main exhibition hall which can be hired for corporate meetings and conferences or talks. The conference room is ideal for small to medium sized groups and your event can be combined with a private tour around the museum or a ride on the East Lancashire Railway.

Rail Ale Tours

Our Rail Ale Trails are very popular with private groups who want to discover the local area in a unique way! Our in-depth tours offer an entertaining pub crawl along the railway line looking at the region’s fascinating heritage and the people who shaped it over the centuries through quirky stories, incredible facts and great local beer. Whether it’s a teambuilding exercise or a corporate event, the tours are suitable for both small and large groups and can be tailored to your group’s requirements.

Please note that all Rail Ale Trails are guided tours that focus on the history, heritage and culture of the local areas and its people.


A Day At The Railway

 Don't take our word for it, watch Meet and Eat in the Valley have a great day at the ELR!


Contact us

To discuss your businesses requirements, and to make a booking, please give us a call on 0333 320 2830 (lines open 9am - 6pm daily) or email, our friendly booking staff will be only to happy to help!

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