14/11/2017
Our very own Class 105 'Cravens' set, Sc51485 and E56121 is rostered this coming weekend, 18th and 19th November. There will be a Red Rose theme also, it being Lancashire Weekend

The 2017 diesel finale DMU Gala Weekend went off with a bang! A fantastic weekend in homage to the humble railcar. Thanks to everyone who came along, to the Llangollen Railcar Group and to the ELR Staff and Volunteers for making it possible.

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Dates Loco(s)
Saturday 18th November Class 105
Sunday 19th November Class 105

Allocations for Santa Special services to follow soon

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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Event dates for the 2018 season will be available soon

The regular season also features diesel haulage on most Saturdays and some 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
Lancashire Weekend Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November
Santa Specials Saturday 25th November to Sunday 24th December
Christmas Shopper Specials Wednesdays 6th, 13th and 20th December


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