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  • 33109 Autumn Diesel Gala

    What better way for a diesel devotee to end a cracking year of events? Join the East Lancashire Railway for the third and final large scale diesel gala of 2018.

    The intensive all diesel timetable will feature a wide range of locomotives, including:

    • D9537
    • D7629
    • 33109
    • 37109
    • 40145
    • D832
    • 45108
    • D1501
    • 47765
    • 50015
    • 56006

    Best of all, BOOK ONLINE NOW AND SAVE 10% off the price of your ticket!


  • Flying Scotsman


    The legendary A3 60103 “Flying Scotsman” will be making a hotly anticipated return to the East Lancashire Railway at the end of this week! Reserve your place in history (as well as bragging rights) with a ride behind the world’s most famous steam engine as she takes to the tracks for a series of passenger services.

    The 9 September will also see visitors get up close and personal with the engine, even getting the chance to climb aboard the footplate, at Scotsman on Show!

    Your ticket entitles you to a trip behind the Scotsman herself, as well as unlimited travel on all of the day’s other services, so you can easily turn your voyage into a full day out! Tickets start at £15 per Adult and £10 per child.

    Book now!

  • Sci-Fi on the Sidings

    Boldly go where no steam railway has gone before at the third annual Sci-Fi on the Sidings event. This intergalactic extravaganza sees your favourite science fiction and pop culture characters descend on the station for a family fun day out!

    Take in Star Wars displays and say hello to famous characters at Bury Station, get your teeth into some dino action at Heywood, play the Game of Thrones at Ramsbottom and more!

    On the day tickets cost £16.50 per adult, £15 per concession, £10 per child and £50 per family (2 adults 2 children).

    Book online now and save 10%.

  • Day Out With Thomas

    Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, at the East Lancashire Railway for a train ride unlike any other!

    Your one-time entry fee gets you access to all of the weekend’s events and activities. There’s so much to see and do! Take as many rides as you like with Thomas the Tank Engine up his own private section of track, say hello to the Fat Controller and friends, enjoy performances by cheeky station sweepers Rusty and Dusty, take part in Thomas themed activities and much more!

    Tickets cost £19:50 per adult, £12 per child, £55 per family (2 adults and 2 children) and £65 per family (2 adults and 3 children). Under 2s are free.

    Beat the queues and book online now.

  • Important Notice

    Please note that the plan for this weekend is as follows:


    • 9:30am service from Bury to Rawtenstall will be steam hauled by 6990 'Witherslack Hall' for the whole day
    • The other two services will be diesel hauled by D9537 'Eric' and Class 40 40106 'Atlantic Conveyor' for the whole day


    • 9:30am service from Bury to Rawtenstall will be steam hauled by 6990 'Witherslack Hall' until 11:50am when it will be replaced by Class 47 D1501 for the rest of the day
    • The other service will be diesel hauled by Class 37 37109 for the whole day
    • The Lancastrian Lunch diner will be steam hauled by 6990 'Witherslack Hall'

    Please note that the above may change without prior warning. Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.

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