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Steam trains running till Sunday, 80080 is this week's engine of choice - 

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Step aboard
Caption: Step aboard

Take a quick trip on the footplate of one of the East Lancashire Railway’s heritage steam or diesel locomotives.

Each footplate ride includes an 8 mile trip on the footplate or cab of a steam or diesel locomotive, a day rover ticket for yourself and one guest and the presentation of a souvenir certificate signed by the driver and fireman/second man.

Dates, Times and Prices

Steam Footplate Rides

Price: £105

Unfortunately all our 2015 ride dates are now fully booked. Our 2016 programme will be annouced shortly. 

How to Book

To book call: 0161 764 7790 (lines open daily 10am - 4pm). You can also email:

Before booking please download and read our Terms & Conditions.

Our visitors say…

  • The staff are friendly and polite, the stations are very clean as are the carriages, they have a good selection of steam and diesel locomotives and DMUs.

Notices and promotions

  • Gift vouchers for every occasion
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