03/08/2018
D9537 'Eric' has arrived at the North Norfolk Railway where it is on hire for the remainder of the Summer Season. See the NNR Website for details.

As a result the Loco Roster has been updated to cover Eric's turns with D832 and 50015 stepping in.

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

Follow ELR:DG on Twitter! .. @elrdiesel for exclusive gen, post your photos, video links and comments too!


Dates Loco(s)
Thursday 16th August Class 105
Friday 17th August D9531
Saturday 18th August D9531
Sunday 19th August D832
Wednesday 22nd August Class 105
Thursday 23rd August Class 105
Friday 24th August D1501
Saturday 25th August 47765
Sunday 26th August 47765

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
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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