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EXCITING NEWS! Freightliner have generously offered us a Class 70 locomotive for the Summer Diesel Gala. A first for ELR! We are extremely grateful for their incredible support of our heritage railway. We will advise which loco as soon as it is known.

47830 is currently undergoing maintenance and may not be available. The team at Freightliner is working tirelessly to get it ready, but we need to be prepared for the possibility that 47830 might not make it.

The Class 70 joins 20066 and 37425 courtesy of Harry Needle Railroad Company and 26007 courtesy of Kozzy Rail. Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June. Sadly 57003 (courtesy of LSL) will not be available in time but we hope to see it at the ELR in the future.

Roster Changes: Please note Midweek 14th-15th August now D5054 and 16th-18th August now 50015. See the Loco Roster for full details.

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Dates Loco(s)
Saturday 15th June 37109
Sunday 16th June 37109
Saturday 22nd June 40012
Sunday 23rd June 40012
Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June Summer Diesel Gala
Sunday 30th June TBC
Saturday 6th July D5054
Sunday 7th July D5054
Saturday 13th July 25279
Sunday 14th July 25279
(Friday 19th July) (45108)
Saturday 20th July 45108

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)
Summer Diesel Gala
With guests 20066 and 37425 courtesy of HNRC, 26007 courtesy of Kozzy Rail and 47830 courtesy of Freightliner
Thursday 27th, Friday 28th
and Saturday 29th June
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August
Autumn Diesel Gala Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 11th, Saturday 12th
and Sunday 13th October
DMU Weekend Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November

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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