Events

For 2022 the railway has a full list of events planned for visitors, families and enthusiasts.

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In view of the current restrictions all events are subject to change. For the very latest information click here.

Whisky Chaser
Whisky Chaser
1 January

Let us whisk-y you into 2022! Enjoy a relaxing train ride with an accompanying glass of warming whisky on us.

DMU weekend
DMU weekend
13, 14 November

Once again the humble DMU takes the limelight for our DMU Weekend.

Winter Diesel Gala
Winter Diesel Gala
12 February

Come and celebrate this winter, with our first big ‘Diesel Traction Action’ event of the year on the East Lancashire Railway.

Summer Diesel Gala
Summer Diesel Gala
30 June, 1, 2 July

Locos from our home fleet, and some guests. The engines will be running intensive all diesel passenger services all weekend

Spring Steam Gala
Spring Steam Gala
25, 26, 27 February

Join us for the first big steam event of the year. It’s your chance to ride the ELR with everything we have in steam.

Autumn Diesel Gala
Autumn Diesel Gala
16, 17 September

Join us this autumn for another celebration of all things diesel, featuring locos from the home fleet and possibly special guests!