19/09/2018
Just a couple of days until the Autumn Diesel Gala! Locos confirmed as D9537, D7629, 33109, 37109, 40145, D832, 45108, D1501, 47765, 50015 and the long awaited return of 56006. Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September. Timetable and bookings via the ELR Website

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

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Dates Loco(s)
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September Autumn Diesel Gala
Saturday 29th September D832
Sunday 30th September D832
(Monday 1st October) (Class 40)
Saturday 6th and
Sunday 7th October
Thomas inc 45108
Saturday 13th October 104 DMU+ 105 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 »


2018 diesel event dates
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
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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