There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 24th November 2018 using the Santa Specials Timetable 2018

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  • Autumn Steam Gala

    Make sure you don’t miss the last large scale steam event of the ELR’s annual calendar! Enjoy an all steam timetable all weekend, featuring both special guest and home fleet locomotives!

    Confirmed locomotives include:

    Special Guests:

    • GWR 4270
    • GWR 2857
    • LMS 6233 “Duchess of Sutherland”

    Home fleet:

    • L & YA Class 52322
    • BR Standard 4 Tank 80080
    • BR Southern Region West Country Pacific 34092
    • Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 Tank “Gothenburg” 32

    Book online now and save 10%.

    (Image appears thanks to Fox Pix)

  • Day Out With Thomas

    Thomas the Tank Engine and friends are visiting the railway for the third and final time in 2018. Don’t miss this fantastic, family friendly event! Your one-time entry fee gets you access to all of the weekend’s events and activities, including:

    • Rides behind Thomas
    • Meeting the Fat Controller and Friends
    • Performances by Rusty and Dusty, Sodor’s cheeky station sweepers
    • Unlimited travel on steam and diesel trains
    • Thomas themed activities, including tabletop games, colouring and Thomas films, in the Imagination Station
    • Re-enactments of classic Thomas stories
    • Magic shows
    • Circus Workshops
    • Face Painting

    Tickets cost £19.50 per adult and £12 per child, under 2s travel for free. Family rates are also available. Find out more and book HERE.

  • 33109 Autumn Diesel Gala

    What better way for a diesel devotee to end a cracking year of events? Join the East Lancashire Railway for the third and final large scale diesel gala of 2018.

    The intensive all diesel timetable will feature a wide range of locomotives, including:

    • D9537
    • D7629
    • 33109
    • 37109
    • 40145
    • D832
    • 45108
    • D1501
    • 47765
    • 50015
    • 56006

    Best of all, BOOK ONLINE NOW AND SAVE 10% off the price of your ticket!


  • Flying Scotsman


    The legendary A3 60103 “Flying Scotsman” will be making a hotly anticipated return to the East Lancashire Railway at the end of this week! Reserve your place in history (as well as bragging rights) with a ride behind the world’s most famous steam engine as she takes to the tracks for a series of passenger services.

    The 9 September will also see visitors get up close and personal with the engine, even getting the chance to climb aboard the footplate, at Scotsman on Show!

    Your ticket entitles you to a trip behind the Scotsman herself, as well as unlimited travel on all of the day’s other services, so you can easily turn your voyage into a full day out! Tickets start at £15 per Adult and £10 per child.

    Book now!

  • Sci-Fi on the Sidings

    Boldly go where no steam railway has gone before at the third annual Sci-Fi on the Sidings event. This intergalactic extravaganza sees your favourite science fiction and pop culture characters descend on the station for a family fun day out!

    Take in Star Wars displays and say hello to famous characters at Bury Station, get your teeth into some dino action at Heywood, play the Game of Thrones at Ramsbottom and more!

    On the day tickets cost £16.50 per adult, £15 per concession, £10 per child and £50 per family (2 adults 2 children).

    Book online now and save 10%.

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