20/06/2018
Additional Turns: D9531 will work on Friday 22nd June with MSC 32 Gothenburg. 45108 will cover diagram 2 on Saturday 23rd of June, 09.30 Bury-Rawtenstall (3 round trips) and on Sunday 24th of June, D9531 is to cover the 2nd and 3rd trips of the Steam diagram, 11.50 Bury-Rawtenstall onwards.

Class 25, D5185 and Class 33, 33103 "Swordfish" will be visiting the ELR for our Summer Diesel Gala, Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July! Special thanks to the Northampton Type 2 Group / GCR and Nemesis Rail / Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.

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Dates Loco(s)
Friday 22nd June D9531
+ MSC 32
Saturday 23rd June 40012
45108
Sunday 24th June 37109
D9531
Saturday 30th June D9531
Sunday 1st July D9537
Friday 6th,
Saturday 7th
and Sunday 8th July
Summer Diesel Gala

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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2018 diesel event dates
Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July Summer Diesel Gala
Saturday 22nd and
Sunday 23rd September
Autumn Diesel Gala
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November DMU Railcar Weekend

The regular season also features diesel haulage on most 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
Summer Diesel Gala Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July
Days Out with Thomas Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August
Sci-Fi Weekend Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August
Scotsman in Steam Friday 24th to Monday 27th August
Scotsman in Steam Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th September
ELR Beer Festival plus Scotsman on Show (Sun 9th) Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September
Vintage Vehicle Gathering plus Scotsman on Show Sunday 9th September
Autumn Diesel Gala Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September
Days Out with Thomas Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October
Hallowe'en Specials Thursday 25th, Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Wednesday 31st October
DMU Gala Weekend Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November
Lancashire Weekend Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November


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