There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Friday 21st December 2018 using the Santa Specials Timetable 2018

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  • Important Notice

    Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control the following arrangements have had to be made to the upcoming locomotive roster. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

    Sunday 17th June 2018: Steam locomotive is covering the first service of the day but will then be changed for an available diesel locomotive.

    Friday 22nd June 2018: Locomotive 32 and Class 14 D9531 (if available) will cover the timetabled passenger service for the duration of the day.

    Saturday 23rd June 2018: There will be two diesel engines and one steam engine running on this date. The 09.30 to Heywood and 09.30 to Rawtenstall will be diesel hauled. The 10.15 to Heywood will be steam, covered by 'The Hall' 6990.

    Sunday 24th June 2018: Steam locomotive is covering the first service of the day but will then be changed for an available diesel locomotive.

    Friday 29th June 2018: GWR 813 Saddle Tank will be covering passenger service.

  • Father's Day Diner

    Whether your old man’s the pipe and slippers kind of chap or more of an action dad, the East Lancashire Railway can help you wow him with the perfect gift this 17 June!

    We have picked out a selection of our most fantastic offerings. Foodie fathers may enjoy a delicious meal on a luxury Dining Experience, while those with an affinity for ale may prefer a historic tour, and we haven’t even mentioned the Drive a Train Experiences and Photography Courses…

    So take a look at our list of fab-dad gift ideas and give him a treat he’ll remember forever! Click here.

  • Race the Train

    It’s a clash of the titans as enthusiastic runners try to beat the steam train from Bury to Rawtenstall at this charitable marathon. Come along and help support good causes by cheering on your favourite runners, or cheering on the locomotive!

    Normal fares apply and the run starts at Bury Bolton Street Station. For more information and to register as a runner click here.

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