There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 16th November 2019 using the Blue Timetable 2019

Wave the flag for the home county at our Lancashire Weekend, 23 – 24 November - 

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  • Hear ye, hear ye! Come along for some folksy family fun as the ELR welcomes traditional Morris Dancers, a town crier, home cooked hot pot and other local treats!

    Best of all, for every two passengers wearing a red rose, one adult pays the full line fare and the second travels for free!

    Find the full breakdown and details here.

  • Class 105 Emma Seddon

    Join us this Saturday as we display the very best in DMU power for a special themed event. This is a rare opportunity to see a lot of these engines in action and take in the panoramic views available from the comfort of their seats.

    Attending locomotives include:

    • Class 104 2 car (Birmingham RCW)
    • Class 105 2 car (Cravens)
    • Class 110 3 car (Birmingham RCW – Calder Valley Unit)
    • Class 122 1 car (Gloucester RCW “Bubbles”)

    Find out more about the event, find timetables and more here.

  • Santa Specials

    Kick off your Christmas in style on the East Lancashire Railway’s Santa Special, a family favourite in the North West. Tickets are selling quickly so book now to ensure you don’t miss out on the festive fun, including:

    • A steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back
    • A festive atmosphere provided by a traditional brass band, carol singers and beautiful decorations
    • Costumed characters and on board magician providing entertainment on the journey
    • A meeting with Santa and his elves as they pass through the train giving a gift to each child
    • A chocolate lolly, juice drink and bespoke activity pack for children and a mince pie and festive tipple for grown-ups
    • An ELR branded drawstring bag for children, the perfect souvenir for a special day out
    • A Christmas Treasure Hunt at Bury Transport Museum

    Find out more and book now!

  • Halloween Ghost Trains

    Join the East Lancashire Railway’s elite squad of highly trained haunters and attempt to break an evil curse on board our Halloween Ghost Trains. This frightening family adventure includes:

    • A terrifying train ride: Hop aboard the scream powered steam train for a hair-raising ride to Rawtenstall and back.
    • Horrible Heroes: Join the elite monster squad, including Count Brian (the Vampire), Veronica the witch and Zombie Bob.
    • A ghoulish good time: Help the terror team out with their spine chilling chores to break the mystical curse, be warned, things will get spooky.
    • Mystifying magic: Master Magician Jez Mansfield returns to provide eerie evening entertainment.
    • Show off your spooky side: Don’t miss the opportunity to show off your best fancy dress.
    • Terrify your taste buds: Drop by the station Buffet and BBQ for some ghoulishly good grub.
    • Indulge your inner mad scientist: Make something monstrous at Bury Transport Museum’s themed Craft Workshop.

    Find out more and book now!

  • Wands at the ready, it’s time to join a wacky cast of witches and wizards for madcap magical mayhem! Brush up on your broomstick riding and practice your potions as you complete your sorcerous schoolwork and rescue an enchanted artefact from a gang of evil warlocks!

    This interactive adventure will see you and your family join quirky costumed characters on a steam train ride, during which you will take part in themed activities and complete the story.

    Tickets cost £14 per adult and £9.50 per child.

    Find out more and book now!

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