There are trains running today using the Orange Timetable 2017

despite the recent vandalism - all services are running as normal - 

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  • The Princess Adventure

    It’s all aboard the fairy tale express on the steam powered Princess Adventure. Join your favourite characters on a mission to rescue the magical gems of storybook land from a mish-mash of menacing villains and save everyone’s happy endings.

    Sing along with our heroes as they use magic and mayhem to win the day, but they’ll only be able to do it with your help! This two-hour interactive experience includes a return trip from Bury to Rawtenstall via steam train, magical activities along the line and plenty of photo opportunities.

    Tickets cost £11.50 per adult and £7.30 per child and must be purchased in advance.

    Book online now.

  • Colas Class 60

    Make the most of your Summer and take a ride on your favourite diesel locomotive at the East Lancashire Railway’s popular Summer Diesel Spectacular. Aside from the intensive all diesel timetable and the visiting locomotives, you can save 10% off the price of your ticket by booking online!

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    Visiting locos include:

    • 47192
    • 47712 "Lady Diana Spencer" appearing courtesy of Crewe Heritage Centre
    • D7629 appearing courtesy of Mark Fowler
    • 56006 appearing courtesy of the Class 56 Group
    • Colas Rail Class 60 (Saturday 8 July only)
  • Summer steam

    The East Lancashire Railway is celebrating summer the only way we know how, with a packed programme of family friendly events. Go on adventure with your favourite fairy tale princesses or take to the high seas with Captain Kidd and his crew of pesky pirates, take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine or unlock the secrets of magic at the Grand Old School of Wizardry, these are just a few of the enchanting entertainments on offer.

    Best of all if you want to come and ride our trains, Wednesday – Friday, 21 June – 25 August, you can get 50% off any Freedom of the Line ticket. All you need to do is book your ticket online and use the discount code SUMMER50 when prompted at the checkout.

    Find out more about our summer line up!

    Book your discounted ticket now!

  • D9531

    Join the East Lancashire Railway this 16 & 17 July as we pay tribute to the locomotive luminaries of the Great Western Railway. This special themed weekend will feature both steam and diesel locomotives and will run on our standard timetables, standard fares also apply.

    Featured engines will be:

    • Great Western Railway 813
    • 6990 Witherslack Hall
    • D9502
    • D9531
    • D9537
  • Over the course of our 1940s Weekend, two of our very dedicated volunteers, Jim Murray and Tony Wright, went up-and-down our trains collecting donations for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. Following the horrific attack that occurred at the Manchester Arena on 22 May, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital have been working tirelessly to help and support the families affected by that tragic event. Jim and Tony felt compelled to organise a collection for the hospital over our three day event and raised over £500.00.

    Jim Murray had a few words to say about the collection;

    "I would like to say how humbled and pleased I was to witness the spirit and generosity of all our visitors at our 1940s Weekend. Bless you all!"

    Here's a photo of the lovely Jim and Tony meeting the hardworking staff at the Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital. Thanks to both Jim, Tony and all our wonderful visitors for helping support this deserved charity.

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