23/08/2019
D832 ONSLAUGHT: D832 will run on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August. The usual disclaimers apply, if any problems are encountered D9531 is the standby traction.

Roster Update: Roster now released upto the end of November, check the Locomotive Roster page for details. A few more changes have been made and are shown in BOLD.

The Midweek Summer timetable is now in operation with DMUs running alongside regular Steam services on Wednesday and Thursday. Diesel traction also features on Fridays throughout August.

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Dates Loco(s)
Friday 23rd August 50015
Saturday 24th August 50015
Sunday 25th August D832
Monday 26th August D832
Wednesday 28th August 104 DMU
Thursday 29th August 104 DMU
Friday 30th August 37109
Saturday 31st August 33035
Sunday 1st September 45108

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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Saturday 21st September Type 1-3 Theme Day
Saturday 9th November DMU Theme Day

The regular season also features diesel haulage on many 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
West Country Weekend Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August
Type 1-3 Theme Day Saturday 21st September
Days Out with Thomas Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October
Halloween Specials Thursday 31st October
Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November
DMU Theme Day Saturday 9th November
Lancashire Weekend Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November


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