There are trains running today using the Green Timetable 2019

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  • The East Lancashire Railway is thrilled to announce that the magnificent 60009 “Union of South Africa” will be running passenger services this weekend!

    This is great news for lovers of this legendary locomotive! Find the timetables and fares for the weekend here.


    Thanks PRA Images for the pic.

  • Wizard Academy

    Join a magical cast of madcap magicians for an interactive adventure! Brush up on your broomstick flying, work on your wand waving and practice your potions on this sorcerous school trip, just keep an eye open for evil wizards.

    This exciting family outing will see you join quirky characters on a steam train ride, during which you will take part in themed activities to complete the story.

    The morning train begins at approx. 10:25am and finished at approx. 12:30pm. Tickets cost £14 per adult and £9.50 per child.

    Spaces are very limited so book now.

  • 1940s Weekend

    All singing, all dancing, all amazing! Our popular 1940s Weekend makes a glorious return to the East Lancashire Railway this year, with a “spam” packed event programme that’s not to be missed.

    Highlights include live ENSA entertainment, vehicle exhibitions and historic displays, vintage stalls, high-octane battle re-enactments, a working Spitfire and more!

    Best of all, if you purchase your tickets online you can save 10%, how’s that for making do?

    Find the full event list, timetables and prices, and book online, here.

    Thanks Wartog for the pic.

  • Day Out With Thomas

    Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas the Tank Engine, the Fat Controller, Rusty and Dusty and more or their first visit to the East Lancashire Railway in 2019.

    Your one-time entry fee gets you access to all of the activities at this spectacular family friendly event. There is so much to see and do, including:

    • Rides behind Thomas
    • Meeting the Fat Controller and friends
    • Performances by Rusty and Dusty
    • Unlimited travel on steam and diesel trains
    • Thomas themed activities including tabletop games, colouring and Thomas films
    • Live re-enactments of classic Thomas stories
    • Magic shows
    • Circus workshops
    • Face painting

    Tickets cost:

    Adult: £19.50
    Child (2 – 17): £12
    Family, 2 Adults 2 Children: £55
    Family, 1 Adult 2 Children: £38
    Under 2: Free

    Book online now

  • Easter Extravaganza

    Steam into Spring this 2019 with a “choc” full event programme of Egg-cellent Easter events! From a day out with the Dinosaurs to having a hoot with some Owls, there’s no end to the adventure!

    Events include:

    • Wizard Academy, 11 April
    • Dinky Dinosaur Adventure, 18 April
    • Bury Transport Museum Spring Fete, 19 – 20 April
    • Easter Egg Hunt, Meet the Owls and Make Sand Art, 19 – 22 April

    Find out more.

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