For 2021 the railway has a full list of events planned for visitors, families and enthusiasts.


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

Summer Diesel Spectacular
1, 2, 3 July

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

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DMU weekend
13, 14 November

Enjoy a day with these diminutive powerhouses as they take their well-deserved spot in the limelight for this event.

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Autumn Diesel Gala
17, 18 September

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

Union of South Africa - © Liam Barnes
Autumn Steam Gala
15, 16, 17 October

The last big steam event of 2021. Don’t miss this chance to ride behind both home fleet engines and "Union of South Africa".

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East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society Ltd.

Company Registration Number 11773904

Registered Charity Number 1190609

Bolton Street Station, Bury, 

Lancashire BL9 0EY

​Telephone: 0333 320 2830

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