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October 2014

 

 


Photographic Experience Course – 25 October

Our Photographic Experience Courses aim to give visitors the opportunity of learning new skills, improving existing skills or simply enjoying a day out taking pictures on the railway.

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Photographic Experience Course – 29 October

Our Photographic Experience Courses aim to give visitors the opportunity of learning new skills, improving existing skills or simply enjoying a day out taking pictures on the railway.

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Halloween Ghost Trains – 30 – 31 October, 1 November

There is a ghostly moaning in the train tunnel and an eerie chill on the platform, the Halloween Ghost Trains are coming back to the East Lancashire Railway for 2014! Join us for an evening of family friendly entertainment, with funny monsters and spooks, poltergeist parades, a haunted steam train ride, creepy craft workshops and much more! Dare you take a ride into the unknown?

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November 2014

Photographic Experience Course – 8 November

Our Photographic Experience Courses aim to give visitors the opportunity of learning new skills, improving existing skills or simply enjoying a day out taking pictures on the railway.

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Diesel Theme Day – 8 November

Take a trip on one of the East Lancashire Railway’s diesel locomotives on the final Diesel Theme day of 2014.

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Beer, Britain and the Industrial Revolution Rail Ale Trail – 15 November

Learn about the fascinating history of the local area and the massive impact that the Industrial Revolution had on the developing community, and wash all that knowledge down with a pint or two of tasty local ale.

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Photographic Experience Course – 22 November

Our Photographic Experience Courses aim to give visitors the opportunity of learning new skills, improving existing skills or simply enjoying a day out taking pictures on the railway.

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Lancashire Day Special trip to Moorhouses Rail Ale Trail – 22 November

Celebrate one of the most important days of the Lancastrian calendar with a trip to Moorhouses brewery on a private vintage bus!

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LMS Theme Day - 22 November

Running in conjunction with the East Lancashire Railway's Lancashire weekend, three steam engines, built specifically for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company will be appearing in their 1930s colour scheme for one day only.

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Lancashire Weekend – 22 – 23 November 2014

The East Lancashire Railway commemorates the day in 1295 when Lancashire sent its first representatives to Parliament by King Edward I of England to attend what later became known as The Model Parliament. Celebrate this momentous event with us! Every two adults wearing red roses will be offered two for one fulll line return travel on the railway. Red roses are available from the retail shop at Bolton Street Station. To mark the occasion The Trackside will be selling traditional Lancashire hot pot and local real ale. The buffet on Platform 3  will be selling a selection of hot pies and Lancastrian cakes. On both days we hope to have a selection of Morris men and traditional clog dancers along the railway. A vintage Lancashire United bus will also be providing tours around Bury town centre. At noon on both days of the event the Lancashire proclamation will be read out. So join us here on the East Lancashire Railway as we celebrate our heritage and our loyalty to the Queen, Duke of Lancaster.

(No other discounts or promotions allowed, conditions apply and subject to availability)


December 2014

Santa Specials – 29 – 30 November, 6 – 7, 13 – 14, 20 – 24 December

Oh what fun it is to ride our steam hauled Santa train! Kick off your Christmas holiday in style with our incredibly popular Santa Specials. From the beautiful decorations to Santa  Clause himself, the Santa Specials are an experience you and your family will treasure forever.

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Mince Pie Special – 26 December

What could be better than a lovely boxing day steam train ride with a complimentary mince pie. Possibly THE perfect way to kick back and relax after a hectic Christmas Day. Every visitor who travels with us receives a free mince pie!


Whisky Chaser – 1 January 2015

On behalf of all the volunteers may we take ths opportunity of wishing all of our passengers a very happy new year. Why not join us on our "Whisky Chaser"! For every hot drink purchased from our buffet on the steam service each adult passenger will receive a shot of whisky courtesy of the ELR.

Subject to availability, over 18s only.


‚Äč1940s Weekend – 23 – 25 May 2015

Put on your glad rags and journey with us back in time to the fabulous forties! Our award-winning 1940s event is back for another year over the May Bank Holiday Weekend with more entertainment and activities than ever before, including; 1940s singers and musicians, battle re-enactments, vintage and military vehicles, forties fashion show, vintage make-overs, 'Allo, 'Allo characters, wartime workshops, VE Day celebrations and much more!