A rail of a time for everyone

There’s always carriage loads of fun for all the family (and plenty to please the train buffs)
on the East Lancs Railway. Pop along any day you’d like, or join us for a special event.
Leave the car behind and climb aboard one of our incredible heritage steam trains
or dazzling diesels – there’s no better way to explore the great outdoors and
wonderful market towns of East Lancashire.

Climb Aboard

Buy tickets
and check timetables

View tickets

Dine Aboard

Experience a
magnificent meal

Explore dining

From Heywood to
Rawtenstall, every stop
is a start.

A 12 mile line including stunning scenery. 7 stations packed with things to do. There’s so much to explore along the East Lancashire Railway, you won’t know where to begin. That’s OK. Start at any stop. Hop on, hop off and just enjoy your journey with us.

Explore our stations

What people are saying about us

We’ve been welcoming fun-seeking families and passionate railway buffs for over 30 years


We depend on
your support

We keep our trains running and the ELR line
open thanks to the generous help from our
supporters and volunteers. Can we count on
you too?

6 ways to help the ELR