There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 1st May 2021 using the Reopening Timetable
  • Spring Steam Gala

    A steam dream for loco lovers, March marks the return of our popular Spring Steam Gala. Climb aboard and enjoy an intensive all steam timetable running throughout the whole weekend, featuring favourites from our own home fleet as well as a couple of special guests…

    Attending locos include:

    • LMS Jubilee Class No. 45690 “Leander”
    • Class A4 Pacific 60009 “Union of South Africa”
    • Hunslet built Austerity, 2890 Douglas”
    • BR No. 52322
    • LMS Hughes Fowler Crab 2-6-0 No. 13065
    • Ex-SR Bulleid West Country 4-6-2 No. 34092 “City of Wells”
    • LMS “Black 5” No. 45212
    • LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 No. 45407 “The Lancashire Fusilier”

    Save 10% by booking your gala tickets online! Find out more and book tickets here

  • Princess Academy

    This week a host of brave princesses and noble knights will be embarking on a quest to reclaim the magical gems and save Storybook Land from the vile villains! This interactive tale will see you and your family board a steam train alongside your favourite friends from film and fable and take part in a host of entertaining activities to complete the story.

    The event includes:

    • One return trip from Bury to Rawtenstall hauled by a royally restored heritage steam train
    • A two-hour fairy-tale experience with the East Lancashire Railway’s most noble lords and ladies
    • Princess themed activities
    • Plenty of photo opportunities

    Royal refreshments will be available to purchase from our café on Platform ¾ at Bury Bolton Street Station and from our on-train buffet.

    The experience lasts approx. 2 - 3 hours and is recommended for families with children aged 5 years and over.

    Tickets cost £13 per adult and £8.50 per child and must be booked in advance.


  • Spring Diesel Gala

    Kick off 2018 in style by climbing aboard on our first big Diesel event of 2018! Join us for an intensive all diesel timetable featuring favourites from our renowned home fleet. Attendees include:

    • D9531
    • D9537
    • D7629
    • 33109
    • 37109
    • 40106
    • 40145
    • D832
    • 45108
    • 50015

    Beat the queues and save 10% by booking your gala tickets online using the promo code SPRINGDIESEL18. Book now!

    56006 and D1501 unfortunately will not be available for the ELR February diesel gala due to a number of technical issues.

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