05/08/2020
The reopening of the ELR is set to take place this coming weekend, 8th and 9th of August. Steam will operate between Bury and Rawtenstall with a DMU Bury to Heywood.

Tickets must be pre-booked, see the ELR Website. for full details regarding travel.

The ELR Appeal appeal is still active and needs your support. Please consider making a donation to help secure the ELR's future. Click here to help. Thankyou. Virgin MoneyGiving is not-for-profit. Gift-Aid available.

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PLEASE NOTE: From 21/03/2020 Due to the current situation countrywide, all ELR services have been suspended until further notice. We will do our best to keep you informed both here and at the ELR Website. Thank you.

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.

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


PLEASE NOTE: From 21/03/2020 Due to the current situation countrywide, all ELR services have been suspended until further notice. We will do our best to keep you informed both here and at the ELR Website. Thank you.

PLEASE NOTE: From 21/03/2020 Due to the current situation countrywide, all ELR services have been suspended until further notice. We will do our best to keep you informed both here and at the ELR Website. Thank you.


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