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!

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