There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 26th January 2019 using the Blue Timetable 2019 - possible amendments may apply

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  • Photography Experience

    Whether you are an amateur snapper or an experienced shutterbug, our steam powered photography courses have something to offer you. Join expert guides from our partners at North West Photography Courses as they take you on a guided tour of the line teaching you tips and tricks to get the most out of your photography.

    Each course includes hands on tuition, a trip on the train, a light lunch and a tour behind the scenes of the ELR to areas not ordinarily open to the public. Tickets cost £130 per person.

    Book now.

  • Festive Lunch

    3 Tables of four have just become available on the 12 December Festive Lunch, the last available Dining Experience of 2018!

    Treat yourself to a traditional Christmas meal on board a luxury steam train and enjoy a fabulous three course meal. The menu features Spiced Tomato & Red Lentil Soup, Traditional Roast Turkey and Homemade Christmas Pudding.

    Book Now

  • Afternoon Tea

    While a way a few hours on this quintessentially British experience as you indulge in a spot of Afternoon Tea. Serving a selection of delicious sandwiches, savouries, scones and of course cakes, there are few better ways to soak in the ambience of a heritage railway.

    Each experience includes a beautiful 1 and ½ hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley and a welcome glass of fizz alongside your confectionaries.

    Dates for 2019 are now available to book online. Tickets cost £39 per person.

    Book now.

  • Christmas gifts

    Christmas is literally just around the corner and you still haven’t managed to find just the right present for that special someone in your life… Well the East Lancashire Railway is here to help with a list of brilliant festive gift ideas for your resident foodie fan, loco lover, ale aficionado or shutterbug!

    Pick up a luxury dining experience and choose from a wide range of menus and themes including murder mystery nights, comedy evenings, gin tasting diners and more! Alternatively take a historic tour (with accompanying ale) through the beautiful Irwell Valley, there’s just so much to choose from!

    You can even pick up an open activity voucher allowing the recipient to select their own experience!

    Find out more and purchase a gift voucher now.

  • Last minute Santa

    There are only a few seats available on the 24th and 25th November Santa Specials. Check below for the availability and book now!

    24th November

    10:20 train – 2 sets of 2 seats
    11:10 train – 2 seats
    12:50 train – 5 sets of 2 seats
    13:40 train – 2 seats

    25th November

    12:00 train – 2 seats
    12:50 train – 2 seats
    13:40 train – 3 sets of 2 seats
    14:30 train – 2 sets of 2 seats
    15:20 train – 7 sets of 2 seats

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