Events

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

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

Sulzer Theme Day

7/8 February

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

1940's weekend

23/25 May

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

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.

Day out with Thomas ©

24/25 October

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

Spring Steam Gala

6-8 March

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

DMU event

13/14 June

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

Diesel Event

18-19 September

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

Halloween Ghost Trains

29-31 October

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

Day out with Thomas ©

2/3 May

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

Diesel Gala

2-4 July

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

Autumn Steam Gala

9-11 October

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

Santa Specials

28, 29 Nov, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 to 24 December

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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