Following the current restrictions the railway has returned to a full list of events planned for visitors, families and enthusiasts.

Vintage Transport Gathering - (c) Liam Branes.jpg
Vintage Transport Gathering
6 September

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

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

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.

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.

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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