Events

In view of the current restrictions the railway has been obliged to suspend services and events to the end of May. Further information will be posted here when available.

The celebrations for the birthday of the re-opening of Bury Transport Museum have also been postponed. More details here when available >>

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Flying Sctosman - (c) Liam Barnes
Scotsman on stage
Postponed until a date later in the summer

Join us for a theatrical adventure and get up close and personal with Flying Scotsman and the characters that built, fired and drove her.

1940's weekend
1940's weekend
Event cancelled for this year. Will return in 2021

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

Day Out With Thomas
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.

Autumn Diesel Gala - (c) Rory Lushman
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.

Day Out With Thomas
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.

Lancashire Weekend - (c) Rory Lushman
Lancashire Weekend
21/22 November

Commemorate the day Lancashire sent its first representatives to Parliament. Morris Dancers and delicious home cooked Lancastrian food.

Day out with Thomas
Day out with Thomas ©
11/12 July

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

Race the Train
Race the Train
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Watch the epic clash between man and machine as marathon runners race the steamer from Bury to Rawtenstall.

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Vintage Transport Gathering
6 September

The Vintage Transport Gathering makes a welcome return to Bury Transport Museum, featuring classic cars from automobile history.

Flying Sctosman - (c) Liam Barnes
Ride behind Flying Scotsman
26/27 September

Enjoy a return trip behind the star steam train by booking a seat on Flying Scotsman's passenger service.

Halloween - (c) Rory Lushman
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.

Santa Specials - (c) Rory Lushman
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

Flying Sctosman - (c) Liam Barnes
Ride behind Flying Scotsman
18-20 September

Enjoy a return trip behind the star steam train by booking a seat on Flying Scotsman's passenger service.

Summer Diesel Spectacular - (c) Rory Lushman
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.

Swining Sixties - from the collections of The National Archives
60's Weekend
12/13 September

Getting into the groove with live music, food and drink, family activities and more, all with a 1960's swing.

Autumn Steam Gala
Autumn Steam Gala
9-11 October

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

DMU Weekend
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.

Mince Pie Specials
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.

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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