25/09/2016
What a cracking event! Thanks for your support at this weekend's Autumn Gala! Another great turnout with some very busy trains. The Event Timetable will be online over the next week or so for reference.

Huge thanks to Shaun Wright and team Andania for allowing D213 to attend our railway, without doubt the star of the show!

40145 returns to the mainline with a Carnforth to Bury MINI-TOUR on 30th September and RAILTOUR to Stratford-upon-Avon on 1st October. Full details from from the CFPS WEBSITE.

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Dates Loco(s)
Saturday 1st and
Sunday 2nd October
Thomas inc 45108
Saturday 8th October 31466
Sunday 9th October 31466
Thursday 13th to
Sunday 16th October
Flying Scotsman Returns
(Thursday 20th October) (Class 40)
Saturday 22nd October 50015
Sunday 23rd October 50015

For the full roster list and
PDF timetables click here

Drive one of our ex-British Railways mainline locos from the ELR fleet. Freight and passenger courses are available.

Have a go yourself or buy as a special Birthday gift .. more details »


Saturday 5th November DMU Theme Day

The regular season also features diesel haulage on most Saturdays and some Sundays - check the loco roster page for more information.

As well as the Diesel related events, there are always loads of things going on at the ELR. The Railway operates Diner and Cream Tea Services through the year plus the Rail Ale Trail.

Event Dates
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October
Flying Scotsman Returns Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th October
Hallowe'en Ghost Trains Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th October
DMU Theme Day Saturday 5th November
Lancashire Weekend Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November
Santa Specials Saturday 26th November to Saturday 24th December
Christmas Shopper Specials Weds 7th, Fri 9th, Weds 14th and Fri 16th December


Click on the ELR Totem for full details on these and other events
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