There are trains running today using the Green Timetable 2016
  • Regretfully the DRS loco that will haul D213 onto the East Lancashire Railway will unfortunately not be available to be used at this weekend'ss gala, but will remain at the ELR over the weekend. The diagram marked DRS on the timetable will be replaced by Class 31 31466.

    The East Lancashire Railway would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

  • 19 September 2016

    Loco Update: 21 - 23 September

    Loco update

    This week's locomotives will be:


    • BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4 Tank No. 80080 (steam)


    • BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4 Tank No. 80080 (steam)


    • LMS 0-6-0 No. 12322 (steam)
    • BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4 Tank No. 80080 (steam, footplate experience engine)
  • 16 September 2016

    Autumn Diesel Gala Update

    We expect D213 “Andania” to arrive on Friday 23rd September and will be brought to the railway by a DRS locomotive, which by kind permission of DRS, will stay for the duration of the gala and will be available for use on both days.

    We are unable to clarify which locomotive will be made available by DRS, however will be sure to announce it in due course.

    For more information on the Autumn Diesel Gala and to book tickets online, saving up to 20%, click here

  • Are you visiting the railway this Sunday? Please be advised that road closures will be in place due to the inaugural Bury 10k Run taking place. Parking is expected to be limited, so please allow extra time for your journey.

    If travelling on the Lancastrian Lunch service, you may wish to park at Heywood station and take the opportunity to travel to Bury using your dining ticket. Services from Heywood will depart at 11:30 and 12:15 which allow you to arrive in good time for your lunch service.

    For more information on planning your journey to us, visit our "Getting Here" page.

    More information on the Bury 10k Run road closures, please view the attached document.

  • 31 August 2016

    Loco Update: 9 - 11 Sept

    This week's locomotives will be:


    • BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4 Tank No. 80080 (steam)


    • Ex-SR Bullied West Country 4-6-2 No.34092 ‘City of Wells’ (steam and diner engine)
    • BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4 Tank No. 80080 (steam)
    • Class 40 106 (diesel)


    • BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4 Tank No. 80080 (steam)
    • Ex-SR Bullied West Country 4-6-2 No.34092 ‘City of Wells’ (diner engine)
    • D9531 (diesel)

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