There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 23rd March 2019 using the Blue Timetable 2019

Important Information: Due to refurbishment, The Trackside will not be serving food from 15th March - 29th March. - 

The kitchen will re-open on 30th March. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Spring Steam Mothers Day
Dining Mothers Day
Mums on Tour Mothers Day
Drive a Train Mothers Day
Mother's Day Drinking
Photos Mothers Day
Spring Diesel Mothers Day

The mother of all gift ideas!

She has always been there for you, sympathising over scraped knees and first crushes, helping with homework, giving you a push when you needed pushing, and generally just being the stalwart support that you could always rely on. Mother’s day is the perfect opportunity to show her how much it all means with a truly magnificent gift, and if you’re reading this, we have some fantastic suggestions for you…

No matter what floats the matriarchal boat, we have something to suit, from action packed Drive a Train Experiences to elegant Evening Diners, and everything in between. Read on and be inspired to make this Mothering Sunday something remarkable!

Dining With Distinction

Give that special lady in your life the red carpet treatment with a trip on one of our first class, luxury Dining Experiences! There are options to suit every palate and parent, enjoy a decadent evening diner with a spritz of Hollywood glamour on the Red Rose, revel in an afternoon feast on the Lancastrian Lunch, get your sleuth on during a Murder Mystery and more besides!

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Drive a Train Experiences

Is your mum the fiery type with an affection for action and adventure? A Drive a Train Experience will help to work off some of that excess energy. Mother’s with a pre-occupation with the past will love the Steam Experiences, an interactive blast from the past, while those with more contemporary tastes might prefer a day driving a Diesel! Regardless, every experience includes a lunch and a guided tour behind the scenes.

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Rail Ale Trails

For matriarchs with a taste for top quality ales and a fondness for local history we have the Rail Ale Trails! These expertly guided tours lead the trail-ees on a steam train trip around the scenic Irwell Valley, taking in a gamut of sights from idyllic countryside scenes to Victorian industrial charm, all while being regaled with fascinating historical anecdotes and sampling the finest local ales. Each tour also includes a hot pub lunch.

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Photography Experiences

If your female forebear fancies themselves as a photographer then the East Lancashire Railway’s Photography Experiences make for an awesome present. These expertly led courses take place along the whole stretch of our 12-mile line, affording snappers the opportunity to take on location shots in a variety of environs, and are perfect for beginners and veterans alike.

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Activity Vouchers

Struggling to pick between the different amazing gifts on offer? Purchase an Activity Voucher and let your mum pick their own perfect present! Our Activity Vouchers can be redeemed against most of the products we offer, including selected special events, Rail Ale Trails, Drive a Train Experiences, Photography Courses and even Dining Experiences.

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