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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  • DMU

    Join the East Lancashire Railway as we pay tribute to the stalwart Diesel Multiple Unit at this special theme weekend. The intensive all DMU timetable will feature the following locomotives:

    • Class 104
    • Class 105
    • Class 110
    • Class 122
    • Special Guest – Class 117

    Fare information and the full timetable can be found here.

  • Halloween Ghost Trains

    Will you brave the giggling ghosts and hilarious haunters to take a ride on the East Lancashire Railway’s Halloween Ghost Train? Join a crew of classic creatures including a wacky wolfman, a creepy clown and a vile vampire for a haunted steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back.

    Enjoy entertainment on the trip and enjoy terrifying treats at the station buffet, plus every child receives a goofy bag full of ticks and treats. A creepy craft workshop is also taking place at Bury Transport Museum before the night begins, an ideal way to get set for the scare


    Tickets cost £15.50 per adult and £9.50 per child and must be purchased online. Don’t miss out, book now!

  • 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)

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