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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 along with ATOC and HRA fares. 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 27th November to Friday 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 this year's Santa services is only available with an Event Ticket to assist us with any Track and Trace requirements. Roster and service details shown for information.

The mainline loco pool includes 33109, 45108, D1501, 47765 and 50015. The DMU Shuttle pool will include the Class 104, Class 105 and Class 122.
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December D1501
45108
104 DMU
Santa Set 1 (09.30-17.29)
Santa Set 2 (10.20-16.44)
Heywood Shuttle (08.35-18.13)
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th December 45108
33109
104 DMU
Santa Set 1 (09.30-17.29)
Santa Set 2 (10.20-16.44)
Heywood Shuttle (08.35-18.13)
Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd December 50015
D1501
104 DMU
Santa Set 1 (09.30-17.29)
Santa Set 2 (10.20-16.44)
Heywood Shuttle (08.35-18.13)
Friday 24th December 50015
D1501
104 DMU
Santa Set 1 (09.30-14.14)
Santa Set 2 (10.20-15.04)
Heywood Shuttle (08.35-15.48)
Sunday 26th December 105/122 DMU Mince Pie Specials Rover Ticket
Monday 27th December 105/122 DMU Mince Pie Specials Rover Ticket
2022
Saturday 1st January 105/122 DMU Whisky Chaser Specials Rover Ticket
Sunday 2nd January 105/122 DMU Special Timetable Rover Ticket
Sunday 3rd January 105/122 DMU Special Timetable Rover Ticket
( 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 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

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

Event Date(s)
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 27th November to
Friday 24th December

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.

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Check out the ELR Website for the full event schedule.
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ELR Contacts

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

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