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Summer Diesel Gala 2023 update. We're THRILLED to announce the addition of 20305 and 37059 with sincere thanks to our friends at Harry Needle Railroad Company, joining D821 Greyhound from DTG / Severn Valley.

At least one other guest being arranged. More information when we have it. See the Events Page for more. Pre-Book Tickets Available Online.

The Small Engines Weekend returns this weekend 10th and 11th June with some very rare opportunities for Shunter haulage! Featuring 6x Steam and Diesel locos MSC 4002, D2062, 08164, 08479, 09024 and D9531. Not to be missed!!

Roster Update: Please note 37109 will now work Saturday 17th June in place of D345.

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Dates Loco(s)
Saturday 10th and
Sunday 11th June
Small Engines Weekend
Saturday 17th June 37109
Sunday 18th June 37109
Saturday 24th June 25279
Sunday 25th June 25279
Thursday 29th, Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July Summer Diesel Gala
Sunday 2nd July TBC
Saturday 8th July 45108
Sunday 9th July 47765
Saturday 15th July TBC
Sunday 16th July 105 DMU

See the Roster Page for more
including timetable links

ELR Events

There are a wide range of events at the East Lancashire Railway ranging from Family and Education, Re-enactments, Sci-Fi, Transport and Collector's Fairs.

Selected events are shown below. See the ELR Website for the full event schedule.

Event Date(s)
Small Engines Weekend Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June
Summer Diesel Gala Thursday 29th, Friday 30th June and
Saturday 1st July
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August
Autumn Diesel Gala Friday 15th and
Saturday 16th September
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 30th September and
Sunday 1st October
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and
Sunday 15th October

Covid Safety
Whilst Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, the ELR encourage passengers observe sensible social distancing precautions. See the ELR Website for the latest details.

All events subject to availability
While every effort will be made to ensure events take place as advertised, rostered locos or units are available and running to the advertised timetable, the ELR reserves the right to cancel or terminate without prior notice.

ELR Website
Check out the ELR Website for the full event schedule.
ELR Contacts

Telephone: 0333 320 2830
Address: East Lancashire Railway
Bolton Street Station
Bolton Street
Bury, BL9 0EY

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