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If you are making a special journey to see or be hauled by a specific locomotive please check to avoid disappointment. This roster only relates to diesel workings. A list of ELR events is shown further down the page. See the ELR Website for the full running schedule.

Day Rover tickets are available. Discounts are generally available for pre-booked tickets.

Whilst Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, the ELR encourage passengers observe sensible social distancing precautions. See the ELR Website for the latest details.

Date Loco(s) Notes
Santa Special Information
Saturday 26th November to Saturday 24th December
Santa Timetable PDF
24th December PDF
----- Santa Specials are operated 'Top and Tail' between Bury and Rawtenstall. The Steam Loco is at the North (Rawtenstall) end of the train, Diesel Loco at the South (Bury) end. DMU Shuttle services will operate between Bury and Heywood..

* PLEASE NOTE: Travel on Santa services is only available with an Event Ticket. Roster and service details shown for information.

Loco pool includes 33109, 45108, 47765 and 50015. DMU Shuttle pool includes 144009 and Class 104.
Saturday 3rd and
Sunday 4th December
47765
50015
144009
Santa Set 1 (09.35-17.29)
Santa Set 2 (10.25-16.44)
Heywood Shuttle (08.35-18.13)
Saturday 10th and
Sunday 11th December
45108
33109
144009
Santa Set 1 (09.35-17.29)
Santa Set 2 (10.25-16.44)
Heywood Shuttle (08.35-18.13)
Saturday 17th and
Sunday 18th December
50015
47765
144009
Santa Set 1 (09.35-17.29)
Santa Set 2 (10.25-16.44)
Heywood Shuttle (08.35-18.13)
Tuesday 20th to
Friday 23rd December
33109
45108
104 DMU
Santa Set 1 (09.35-17.29)
Santa Set 2 (10.25-16.44)
Heywood Shuttle (08.35-18.13)
Saturday 24th December 33109
45108
104 DMU
Santa Set 1 (09.35-14.14)
Santa Set 2 (10.25-15.04)
Heywood Shuttle (08.35-15.48)
Monday 26th December 105 DMU Special Timetable Rover Ticket
Mince Pie Specials
Farewell to 5643
Tuesday 27th December 105 DMU Special Timetable Rover Ticket
Farewell to 5643
Saturday 31st December 104 DMU Special Timetable Rover Ticket
2023
Sunday 1st January 104 DMU Special Timetable Rover Ticket
Monday 2nd January 104 DMU Special Timetable Rover Ticket
( TBC - to be confirmed )
PLEASE NOTE: The ELR is Closed from January 3rd 2023 to allow for Engineering Works to be carried out, including track renewal North of Ramsbottom. Weekend running should resume from Saturday 25th of March and traction details will be provided as soon as possible.

Flying Scotsman is appearing in early March 2023, including static display and running. There may be some diesel involvement but at this stage the traction is still being finalised. See the ELR Website for Flying Scotsman information and bookings.

Driver Experience and special trains
Shown in brackets and/or italic text. These trains are included for information only, it is not possible to travel on these unless you are a participant, invited guest or ticket holder for that service. See the ELR Website for more about Driver Experience courses.

All workings subject to availability
While every effort will be made to ensure the rostered locos or units are available and running to the advertised timetable, the ELR reserves the right to cancel or terminate any service or use alternative motive power without prior notice.

Diesel Events

Dates for 2023 Events will be added soon
ELR Website
Details of all services are available at the ELR Website
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
2023
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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