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.

Date Loco(s) Notes
Saturday 15th February 45108 Blue Timetable
Sunday 16th February 45108 Blue Timetable
Saturday 22nd February D1501 Blue Timetable
Sunday 23rd February D1501 Blue Timetable
Saturday 29th February 50015 Blue Timetable
Sunday 1st March 50015 Blue Timetable
Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March ----- Spring Steam Gala
( TBC - to be confirmed )

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 booking a course yourself!

All advertised workings are 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.


Details of all services are available at the East Lancashire Railway 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.


ELRPS Membership includes discounted travel, well worth a look if you're a frequent visitor, especially for standard weekend running days. Click the logo above for details.
Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th July Summer Diesel Gala
Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September Autumn Diesel Gala
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th 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.

Spring Steam Gala Weekend Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March
Working Members Model Railway Exhibition Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April
Days Out with Thomas plus Flying Scotsman on Display Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May
Flying Scotsman Evening Diner Friday 8th and Saturday 9th May
Flying Scotsman at the ELR Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May
Summer Diesel Gala Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th July
Days Out with Thomas Saturday 29th to Monday 31st August
Autumn Diesel Gala Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September
Flying Scotsman Evening Diner Saturday 26th September
Flying Scotsman at the ELR Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September
Autumn Steam Gala Weekend Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October
Days Out with Thomas Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October
DMU Theme Day Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November


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