There are trains running today using the Blue Timetable 2019

Wave the flag for the home county at our Lancashire Weekend, 23 – 24 November - 

Find out more »

Santa

Start your celebrations in style with a steam train ride with Santa and his team of happy helpers on our Santa Specials, 30 Nov – 1 Dec, 7 – 8, 14 – 15, 19 – 24 Dec.

  • Take a steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through the beautiful Irwell Valley.
  • Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere provided by a traditional brass band and carol singing.
  • Admire the beautifully decorated Bury Bolton Street Station with its hundreds of Christmas trees.
  • Say hello to costumed characters on your journey.
  • Be mesmerized by our on board magician.
  • Meet Santa and his elves as they travel through the train giving a hand-wrapped gift to each child.
  • Receive a chocolate lolly, juice drink and bespoke activity pack for children and a mince pie and festive tipple for grown-ups.
  • Take home an ELR branded drawstring bag for children - the perfect souvenir of your special day out.
  • Hunt for hidden clues in Bury Transport Museum with the Great Christmas Treasure Hunt.

Find out more and book now.

Find out First

Want the latest news hot from the firebox? Sign up to receive our regular e-newsletter and keep up-to-date with news, offers and events.
Visit England - Quality Assured Visitor Attraction Greater Manchester's Transport Heritage East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society Pennine Telecom The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
© The East Lancashire Railway 2014 - 2019. All rights reserved.
The East Lancashire Light Railway Company Limited registered in England and Wales. Registered office: Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY Registered number: 02023981