There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 1st April 2017 using the Sci-Fi on the Sidings Timetable 2017
  • Sci Fi Weekend

    Our popular Sci-Fi on the Sidings event returns for the 1 and 2 April 2017 and it’s bigger and better than ever. This year we have a veritable galaxy’s worth of intergalactic thrills and space borne spills.


    New attractions include visits from everyone’s favourite E-Ts, the alien from Alien and the predator from Predator. Take a trip through a wibbly-wobbly time vortex with a certain Doctor Who, enjoy Jurassic japes with the Dinosaurs from Jurassic World, take a spin on Flash Gordon’s Rocket Cycle, have a natter with Knight Rider’s Kitt and much more besides!

    Tickets cost £14.80 per adult, £13.30 per concession and £9.40 per child. Come in costume with a friend and enjoy 2 4 1 travel! For more information and to book online click here.

  • Following on from the success of our Spring Steam Gala, we are delighted to announce the first guest locomotive for our Autumn Steam Gala … *drumroll*

    LNER A4 60009 “Union of South Africa”

    “Union of South Africa” will be one of the guest stars at our popular Autumn Steam Gala on the 14 & 15 October.

    For those of you that need a Sir Nigel Gresley fix a little sooner than October, the locomotive will be taking to our tracks over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend (14 – 17 April), subject to the completion of repairs. More information to be announced soon!

    Thanks to Ian Riley, John Cameron and the Lochty Railway Company. Photo: Ian Chapman

  • Transport Collectors' Fair

    If you are rocking down to the railway to partake in some steam powered shenanigans during the Spring Steam Gala, 10, 11 and 12 March, then you will definitely want to add Bury Transport Museum to your to-do list.

    Nestled amongst the interactive exhibits and original artefacts you will find the Transport Collectors’ Fair! Browse stalls full of memorabilia and transport nick-nacks and bric-a-brac and pick up the perfect souvenir for your day on the rails.

    For more information on the Steam Gala and Collectors Fair click here.

    If you would like to exhibit your own stall, make sure that you fill out this form.

  • 14 February 2017

    Buffer Stops Bar Update

    The East Lancashire Railway is always looking to improve our offering to all of our visitors. As such, and as part of an ongoing re-vamp of our food and drink offerings at our station pubs, the Buffer Stops Bar will be undergoing renovation from 13 February – 5 March. It will remain open during this time.

    The Bar will be closed on 6 – 7 March for the finishing touches and paintwork.

    We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but hope that you will enjoy the end result!

    For more information on the Buffer Stops and everything it has to offer, why not pay a visit to the Buffer Stops Bar Facebook page and join the conversation!

  • Buffer Stops Bar

    Put your power to ponder perplexing puzzles whilst putting away a pint to the test! The Buffer Stops Pub Quiz is the place to be for wannabe question masters and those who like to shout the answers at game shows on T.V.


    Kicking off at 7:30pm on the first and third Wednesday of every month, there are numerous prizes on offer. You could be the lucky person to take home Beer tokens for the Buffer Stops Bar or East Lancashire Railway Activity Vouchers, there’s even a roll over prize to keep you coming back for more.

    Join the conversation on facebook!

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