Santa Specials continue to the 24th of December with D1501 and 50015 at the South end of things. The main services are 'Top and Tail' with Steam traction as previous years, a DMU shuttle also operates. See the Loco Roster page for further details.

A commemorative DVD of the Class 40s@60 is now available, one for your Christmas Stocking! Check out the CFPS Website for more and details on all the Bury based Class 40s

2019 Enthusiast Event Dates have been released, see the Loco Roster page for details.

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Dates Loco(s)
Friday 21st December 50015
Saturday 22nd and
Sunday 23rd December
Monday 24th December 50015
Wednesday 26th December 104 DMU
Saturday 29th December 104 DMU
Sunday 30th December 104 DMU

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 »

2019 diesel event dates
Saturday 16th February Sulzer Theme Day
Thursday 4th, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July Summer Diesel Gala
Saturday 21st September EE Theme Day
Saturday 9th November DMU Theme Day

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 24th November to Monday 24th December
Mince Pie Specials Wednesday 26th December
Whisky Chaser Tuesday 1st January
Sulzer Theme Day Saturday 16th February
Spring Steam Gala Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March
Summer Diesel Gala Thursday 4th, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July
EE Theme Day Saturday 21st September
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October
DMU Theme Day Saturday 9th November

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