Flying Scotsman

Once again, the world’s most iconic steam locomotive returns to the ELR to celebrate the golden age of steam travel this August and September.

On five special days at the end of August and the start of September, the legendary Flying Scotsman will be paying a very special visit to the East Lancashire Railway, a highlight in our calendar of steam train events.

Book your tickets in advance for a one time return journey between Bury and Rawtenstall so you can tell all your friends and family that you’ve been on a train pulled by the most famous steam engine in the world.

Please note dining tickets are now sold out.


29th & 30th Aug 2021
3rd, 4th & 5th Sep 2021

Monthly Raffle: Flying Scotsman

Our monthly raffle is pulling out all of the stops this August, enter now to be in with a chance of winning a selection of souvenirs and memorabilia related to the iconic engine as well as four places on the August 30th trip with Scotsman herself.

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Please note tickets must be purchased in advance online or by phone, tickets cannot be purchased in advance at any of our stations. Depending on availability, any remaining tickets can be purchased at stations on the day of the event.



Adult with Child Under 3

(child unseated)




Flying Scotsman Diner


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I already booked to travel on Flying Scotsman at Easter. How do I transfer?

We’ve already contacted any existing ticketholders who were originally booked on the Flying Scotsman for Easter 2021 to pick a new date for their journey. If you have any queries about an existing booking please call 0333 320 2830.

Will my Flying Scotsman ticket be valid on other East Lancs Railway services?

With the continued uncertainty around social distancing, and the restrictions that may be in place, Flying Scotsman hauled services are currently the only trains we have running on these days. This may change if restrictions are lifted, so keep an eye on our website and sign up to our newsletter for any updates.

What about social distancing?

Seats are currently allocated with social distancing in place. This means that some seats will not be available. If you need more seats for your party please call us on 0333 320 2830 and our team will be more than happy to help you.