The East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society comprises like-minded individuals who have an interest in, and desire to help support, the operation of the East Lancashire Railway.
The East Lancashire Railway operates heritage steam and diesel hauled passenger services over 12¼ miles of track along the picturesque Irwell Valley between Heywood and Rawtenstall. The Society has over 3,500 members of which 800 are working volunteers who help operate and maintain the preserved line.
By becoming a member of the ELRPS you are helping to preserve a piece of history that would have been lost but for the foresight an efforts of those who formed the Society over 50 years ago.
The ELRPS members have funded infrastructure projects across the East Lancashire Railway to the sum of £410,816 and by joining us your subscriptions will help fund the future of this award winning heritage railway.
Please use the on-line facility below to join us at the ELRPS.
Once you have completed the form click on Pay Now to be transferred to PayPal to make your payment, either as a PayPal subscriber or by clicking on their 'Pay by Debit or Credit Card' button at the bottom.
We aim to despatch your membership card within the next 7 working days.
Current membership fees are listed on the application forms – Young Person Membership is open to those under 18 years.
To join us by post please print a copy of the application form above and send with your subscription to
ELRPS Ltd Membership Secretary, PO Box 70, Atherton, Manchester, M46 6AT (please note change of PO Box number and address); or hand it in at the Information Office, Bolton Street Station, Bury.
As well as giving you a feeling of satisfaction that you are helping to conserve the railway you will also receive copies of the ELR Review, our Society magazine published 3 times each year, three full line return tickets and the opportunity to purchase additional travel tickets at concessionary rates.