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Caption: Unique, Handcrafted Gifts
Caption: From books to Thomas gifts - there is something for everyone
Caption: Bolton Street Gift Shop


Our Bolton Street Station Gift Shop is a spacious, relaxing environment to peruse souvenirs and unique gifts.

Located in the main Booking Hall, with direct access from Bolton Street, our Gift Shop is open to both visitors to the railway and passers-by at regular times throughout the week.

The shop stocks a range of items including pocket money souvenirs, East Lancashire Railway branded merchandise, books and DVDs and unique, handcrafted gifts perfect for any occasion.


A small cafe and shop are located at Rawtenstall. Here you will find a range of snacks and refreshments along with souvenirs to remember your day out on the ELR.

ELR Souvenirs

From fridge magnets to t-shirts we have a large selection of our own branded merchandise. We also have a large range of clothing including fleeces, sweatshirts, polo shirts and various different t-shirts.

An assortment of mugs, stationary, keyrings, calendars, magnets, jams and biscuits are also stocked.

Licensed Merchandise

We have a varied selection of licensed gifts and products from brands including Thomas & Friends, Harry Potter and Star Wars.

Books and Gifts

We have a small selection of local area books for the enthusuast including the two books written by our very own volunteer Andrew Coward. The decline of British Railways in Bury & Rossendale and the stunning Metrolink book, 'Superb' have been very popular.

A large range of children's toys are also stocked including diecast lorries, toy cars and plastic kits.

DVD's of the ELR and more...

Resident volunteers produce DVD's of the going's-on of the ELR, including a DVD of the popular Class 14 event in July 2014, 'A Travellers Guide to the ELR' and our latest addition 'Winter on the ELR' featuring Flying Scotsman. Other DVD titles include ELR review 2014, 2013 and 2012 as well as many others.

Also in stock is the full range of B&R DVD's.

Something a little different?

Our cushion collection provided by Trackside Creations is a wonderful gift that will be loved by any enthusiast. The range consists of various sizes and colours including LMS, LNER, GWR and EE variants and start from £19.95. Full fronts of diesel locomotives are produced as well other varities. Pop in to see the full range in stock.

Model Railways

We do stock a small amount of Model Railway from Hornby and Bachmann. Products included the Hornby RailRoad range, trainsets, coaches, wagons and a selection of locomotives. 

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