Events

For 2020 the railway has a full list of events planned for visitors, families and enthusiasts.

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Winter Diesel Gala
Winter Diesel Gala
17/18 February

An all diesel, Home Fleet line-up. Take a ride behind your favourite Sulzer locomotive and bag some excellent shots.

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1940's weekend
23/25 May

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

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Autumn Diesel Gala
18/19 September

Finishing a year of fantastic diesel events, the Autumn Diesel Gala will feature home fleet locomotives running alongside special guests.

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Halloween Ghost Trains
29/31 October

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

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Mince Pie Specials
26 to 28 December

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

Spring Steam Gala
Spring Steam Gala
6-8 March

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

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Summer Diesel Spectacular
2-4 July

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

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Autumn Steam Gala
9-11 October

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

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DMU weekend
7/8 November

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

Day out with Thomas
Day out with Thomas ©
2/3 May

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

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Day out with Thomas ©
29/31 August

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

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Day out with Thomas ©
24/25 October

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

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Santa Specials
28, 29 November and 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 to 24 December

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

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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