03/12/2019
The 2019 Santa Special season is now underway, running through until Tuesday 24th December. Traction allocations have been updated, please see the Loco Roster for details.

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Dates Loco(s)
(Thursday 5th December) (D1501)
Saturday 7th and
Sunday 8th December
D1501
45108
104+122
(Sunday 8th December PM) (D1501)
(Wednesday 11th December) (D1501)
(Thursday 12th December) (D1501)
Saturday 14th December
and Sunday 15th December
D1501
45108
104+122

See the Roster Page for more
including timetable links

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

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The regular season also features diesel haulage on many Saturdays and 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
Santa Specials Saturday 30th November to Tuesday 24th December
Mince Pie Specials Thursday 26th December


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