15/09/2019
Less than a week until the Type 1-3 Theme Day on Saturday 21st September. Featuring D9531, D5054, D7629, 33035, 33109 and 37109. See the ELR Website for bookings and further information.

Roster Update: Roster now released upto the end of November, check the Locomotive Roster page for details. A few more changes have been made and are shown in BOLD.

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Dates Loco(s)
(Thursday 19th September) (D5054)
Saturday 21st September Type 1-3 Theme Day
Sunday 22nd September 37109
Saturday 28th September D9531
Sunday 29th September D832
Saturday 5th and
Sunday 6th October
Thomas inc 33035
(Friday 11th October) (56006)

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 »


Saturday 21st September Type 1-3 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
Type 1-3 Theme Day Saturday 21st September
Days Out with Thomas Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October
Halloween Specials Thursday 31st October
Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November
DMU Theme Day Saturday 9th November
Lancashire Weekend Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November


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