Become a Member of the ELRPS

One of the best ways to support our railway is to become a member of the East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society (ELRPS). We’re always open for new members to join us.

East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society

The ELRPS helps to fund exciting railway projects, like the refurbishment of our magnificent locomotives, the opening of new station facilities and even possible extensions of the line. We work hard to make sure all our guests can enjoy the ELR now and in the future, preserving the history and heritage of the area.

Find out more about our Preservation Society

The benefits of ELRPS membership

Free trips

Enjoy three free trips on the line on any non-event day every year – saving more than the cost of annual membership.*


Get a free subscription to ELR News, with articles and stories every quarter.

Volunteering opportunities

Join the ELRPS and you’ll get the chance to become one of our working volunteers.

*Available to Life, Full, Senior and Junior Members. Family Members receive one free trip per year. All other trips are at concessionary fares.

Membership options

Types of Membership 1 Year 3 Years Lifetime
Full Member (18 and over) £23 £60 £400
Senior Member (60 and over) £17 £45 £165
Associate Member £12 £32 £140
Young Person Member (Under 18) £11 N/A N/A
Family Member (up to two adults and up to three children, only available as an annual membership) £50 N/A N/A