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Thanks for your Support!
A massive thank-you to everyone who came along to the Autumn Diesel Weekend. It's been great to see so many enjoy the weekend. The Event Timetable will remain online for the next week or so.

Special thanks to TPE/DRS, West Coast, CFPS and Victor Korzeniewicz for their assistance with rail moves, providing traction and conductors through the event.

ELR:DG are very grateful to the ELR Volunteers and Staff across all departments who make it all possible. Great team effort, Cheers All!

It's brilliant to see the whole operational fleet in action and we hope you were suitably entertained. As always we're looking forward to seeing your photos and video links through the usual channels!

D345 is staying at the ELR for the CFPS Members Day Charter on September 24th before returning to mainline duties.

The final Diesel Event for this year is the DMU Weekend on thte 12th and 13th of November which should be interesting!

Regular Diesel running continues for a few weeks yet, then the DMU fleet take the strain towards the end of October. See the Loco Roster for further details. We hope to see you soon!

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Stay Safe All!
Diesel Events

Dates for 2023 Events will be added soon
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)
Santa Specials Saturday 26th November to
Saturday 24th December
Mince Pie Specials Monday 26th December
Flying Scotsman on Display Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Friday 10th March
Flying Scotsman at the ELR Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th, Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March
1940s Weekend Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May

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.
ELR Contacts

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

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