There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 14th December 2019 using the Santa Specials Timetable 2019

Due to popular demand, Father Christmas has made additional Santa Trains available - 

Book Now for the 5pm and 5:50pm trains on the 19th and 20th December 2019 »

  • Day Out With Thomas

    Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas the Tank Engine, the Fat Controller, Rusty and Dusty and more or their first visit to the East Lancashire Railway in 2019.

    Your one-time entry fee gets you access to all of the activities at this spectacular family friendly event. There is so much to see and do, including:

    • Rides behind Thomas
    • Meeting the Fat Controller and friends
    • Performances by Rusty and Dusty
    • Unlimited travel on steam and diesel trains
    • Thomas themed activities including tabletop games, colouring and Thomas films
    • Live re-enactments of classic Thomas stories
    • Magic shows
    • Circus workshops
    • Face painting

    Tickets cost:

    Adult: £19.50
    Child (2 – 17): £12
    Family, 2 Adults 2 Children: £55
    Family, 1 Adult 2 Children: £38
    Under 2: Free

    Book online now

  • Easter Extravaganza

    Steam into Spring this 2019 with a “choc” full event programme of Egg-cellent Easter events! From a day out with the Dinosaurs to having a hoot with some Owls, there’s no end to the adventure!

    Events include:

    • Wizard Academy, 11 April
    • Dinky Dinosaur Adventure, 18 April
    • Bury Transport Museum Spring Fete, 19 – 20 April
    • Easter Egg Hunt, Meet the Owls and Make Sand Art, 19 – 22 April

    Find out more.

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