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Press ReleaseDate Released
Full Steam Ahead for Rawtenstall Station Vision as Planning Permission is Sought w/c 28 August 2017
It's All About the Ales at the East Lancashire Railway's New Beer Fest w/c 21 August 2017
Heartbreak for Heritage Railway After Vandals Cause £30.000 Worth of Damage w/c 24 July 2017
East Lancashire Railway Steams into its 30th Anniversary w/c 17th July
Girl Power, Diesel Power that is! Volunteer Becomes East Lancashire Railway's First Female Mainline Driver w/c 3 July 2017
See in the Summer in Steaming Style with the East Lancashire Railway w/c 26 June 2017
New Development is 'Just the Ticket' for East Lancashire Railway's Heywood Station w/c 6 June 2017
Steam Back in Time to the 1940s with the East Lancashire Railway this May w/c 8 May 2017
East Lancashire Railway Announces Tracey Parkinson as New General Manager w/c 1 May 2017
East Lancs Railway & Equilibrium Architects Announce New Partnership for Proposed Rawtenstall Station Development w/c 17 April 2017
See the Pacific (s) from the Comfort of the Irwell Valley w/c 3 April 2017
Boldly Going Where No Man Had Gone Before By Steam Train w/c 13 March 2017
South Ribble Steamers at the East Lancashire Railway w/c 3 March 2017
First Class Offer for Residents at the East Lancashire Railway w/c 27 February 2017
The East Lancashire Railway's Handy List of Half-Term Happenings w/c 13 February 2017
East Lancashire Railway Steams Through Visitor Number Target in 2016 w/c 23 January 2017
Funding Success for East Lancashire Railway's Wheelchair Accessible Project w/c 16 January 2017
New Wheelchair Accessible Carriage Launches at East Lancashire Railway w/c 25 July 2016
Steam into Summer at the East Lancs Railway w/c 18 July 2016
East Lancs Railway Receives Defibrillator Donation w/c 6 June 2016
The ELR Recognised with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service for 2016 w/c 30 May 2016
All Aboard the Chattanooga Choo Choo for the East Lancs Railway's 1940s Weekend w/c 16 May 2016
East Lancs Railway's Sci-Fi Event is Out of this World w/c 11 April 2016
Forget Time Travel. It's All About Train Travel with New Sci-Fi Event w/c 6 April 2016
Egg-Citing Times Ahead at the East Lancashire Railway w/c 21 March 2016
Flying Scotsman Fever as Thousands Welcome World Famous Loco to North West w/c 18 January 2016

Please contact Kate Walker, Marketing Manager at the East Lancashire Railway via or 0161 764 6762 for copies of high resolution images, press passes and further information.

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