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Thanks for 
Your Support!
A massive thank-you to everyone that supported the Autumn Diesel Gala event, it's so good to see you enjoy the weekend, as we very much did ourselves! The Event Timetable will remain online for the next week or so.

Special thanks to the Class 40 Preservation Society and our friends at Locomotive Services Ltd for bringing D345 back home plus providing 37688, assisting with rail movements and providing loco reps over the event.

Once again the Diesel Group are most grateful to the Volunteers and Staff across all departments who make it all possible, a great team effort, Cheers All!

We hope you were suitably entertained and look forward to seeing your photos and video links through the usual channels!


Weekend running continues through September with diesel locos rostered both Saturday and Sundays. October will have Loco Saturday, DMU Sunday. See the Loco Roster for more details.

Events wise, next up is the the annual DMU Weekend on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th November. We hope to see you again very soon!

D345 37688 Class 40 Preservation Society Locomotive Services Ltd
Stay Safe all!
Diesel Events

See the ELR Website for the full running schedule and travel instructions.

Event Date(s)
DMU Weekend Saturday 13th and
Sunday 14th November
ELR Gradient Profile
The East Lancashire Railway has some substantial gradients, the PDF Gradient Profile document details these and mileage info. Click the image below to view or download.

Learn more about the ELR route and operations at the About The Line page.

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)
Halloween Ghost Trains Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and
Saturday 30th October
DMU Weekend Saturday 13th and
Sunday 14th November

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.
The East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society was formed in 1966 and has always been a driving force behind everything we have achieved. Why not become a member and help support the ELRPS, click to find out more.
ELR Contacts

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

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