Summer Diesel Gala

Diesel powered fun in the sun!

Gleaming diesel locomotives, gorgeous sun-drenched days (hopefully) and soothing summer evenings. It’s the East Lancashire Railway’s Summer Diesel Gala!

Update 27 March:

Class 26, 26007 will visit East Lancs Railway for the 2024 Summer Diesel Gala courtesy of KOZZY-RAIL. Recently outshopped in ‘trainload coal’ livery (photo Neil Dyson), this popular locomotive returns to ELR as it appeared when working specially over the Settle-Carlisle line back in February 1990.

In addition to the Class 26, visiting locomotives also include:

  • Class 57, 57003, courtesy of Locomotive Services Group. Originally a Class 47 (numbered 47317), the former Brush Type 4 was a dedicated freight locomotive during it’s career with British Rail. A refurbished Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) engine and a re-conditioned alternator were fitted, to improve reliability and performance – hence the reclassification to Class 57
  • Class 47, 47830/D1645 “Beeching’s Legacy” courtesy of Freightliner.

See and ride behind your favourite engines from the ELR home fleet, with an intensive all diesel timetable for three whole days. This is one of the most popular annual enthusiast events of the year, so don’t miss out.

Tickets now on-sale.


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Adult £34.00 £38.00 Book Tickets
Child £22.00 £24.50 Book Tickets
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £67.50 £75.00 Book Tickets
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £89.50 £99.50 Book Tickets
Adult 2 Day Rover £57.50 £64.00 Book Tickets
Child 2 Day Rover £37.50 £41.50 Book Tickets
Adult 3 Day Rover £77.50 £86.00 Book Tickets
Child 3 Day Rover £49.00 £54.50 Book Tickets
PRIV Adult £21.00 £21.00 Book Tickets
PRIV Child £16.50 £16.50 Book Tickets

Please note: when booking a family ticket, the appropriate discount will be applied at checkout.

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