There are trains running today using the Santa Specials Timetable 2018

Photography Experiences are now available to book for 2019 - 

Book Now »

  • The East Lancashire Railway is thrilled to announce a special visitor to our Spring Steam Gala, 2 – 4 March 2018, LMS Jubilee Class No. 45690 'Leander'*. Named after the tragic hero of an ancient Greek myth, we trust 'Leander' will meet with a much more agreeable fate during her visit to the ELR. The loco was built in 1936 in Crewe and has seen extensive service at heritage railways and on rail tours across the country and will be a real crowd-puller when she takes to our tracks in March.

    Find out more about the event, including locomotive line-up, ticket prices and timetables here. Save 10% when booking your tickets online! #greatvaluegala

    *Courtesy of the Jubilee Locomotive Company and Chris Beet. "Leander" is subject to availability and the completion of repairs.

    Photo thanks to Patrick Cheshire

  • Steam in January

    Introduce your little engineers to the magic of steam travel and save money this January! An ideal way to make good on those resolutions to broaden your horizons this year, our Kids Go Free offer allows free travel for one child accompanying one Freedom of the Line paying adult.

    To take part in this offer simply download this voucher!

    The voucher is only valid from 6 Jan – 9 Feb 2018. For full terms and conditions visit our Special Offers page.

Notices and promotions

  • Find timetables and fares here

Find out First

Want the latest news hot from the firebox? Sign up to receive our regular e-newsletter and keep up-to-date with news, offers and events.
Visit England - Quality Assured Visitor Attraction Greater Manchester's Transport Heritage East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society Pennine Telecom The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
© The East Lancashire Railway 2014 - 2018. All rights reserved.
The East Lancashire Light Railway Company Limited registered in England and Wales. Registered office: Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY Registered number: 02023981