Events

For this year the railway has a full list of events planned for visitors, families and enthusiasts.

Sulzer Theme Day

16th February

An all diesel, all day extravaganza. Take a ride behind your favourite Sulzer locomotive and bag some excellent shots.

Spring Steam Gala

8-10th March

An intensive all steam timetable running throughout the whole weekend featuring the ELR home fleet and guests.

Day out with Thomas ©

4-6th May

Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, for a train ride unlike any other. Meet the Fat Controller and Rusty and Dusty.

1940's weekend

25-27 May

An intensive all steam timetable running throughout the whole weekend featuring the ELR home fleet and guests.

Summer Diesel Gala

4-6 July

An all diesel, all day extravaganza. Take a ride behind your favourite Sulzer locomotive and bag some excellent shots.

Day out with Thomas ©

3rd, 4th August

Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, for a train ride unlike any other. Meet the Fat Controller and Rusty and Dusty.

Sci-Fi On The Sidings

17th, 18th August

Push back the final frontier and boldly go to Sci-Fi on the Sidings! Celebrate your science fiction faves on this themed family day out.

60's weekend

7th, 8th September

Step back into the Swingin' 60s. With period music, outfits, vehicle displays and a wide variety of themed 'happenings'.

EE theme Day

21st September

Put this date in your diary. Event details to follow when finalised.

Day out with Thomas ©

5th, 6th October

Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, for a train ride unlike any other. Meet the Fat Controller and Rusty and Dusty.

Autumn Steam Gala

18-21st October

An intensive all steam timetable running throughout the whole weekend featuring the ELR home fleet and guests.

Halloween Ghost Trains

31st October, 1-2nd November

Are you brave enough to board the Halloween Ghost Train? Take a ride alongside a host of hideous haunters and giggling ghouls.

DMU Gala

9th November

Pay tribute to the stalwart Diesel Multiple Unit at this special theme weekend as these endearing engines take the spotlight.

Lancashire Weekend

23rd, 24th November

Celebrating everything Lancashire with this special two-day event.

Santa Specials

30th November, 1, 7, 8, 14,15,19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24th December

Kick start your Christmas with a steam train ride through our very own winter wonderland.

Mince Pie Specials

26th, 27th, 28th, 29th December

The perfect way to unwind after a hectic Christmas, join us for a Boxing Day train ride and enjoy a complimentary mince pie.

East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society Ltd.

Company Registration Number 11773904

Bolton Street Station, Bury, 

Lancashire BL9 0EY

​Telephone: 0333 320 2830

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