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
Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October ----- Autumn Steam Gala
(Friday 26th October) (33109)(D1501) (Hallowe'en Specials
Event Tickets required for travel)
Saturday 27th October 104 DMU+ 105 DMU Blue Timetable
(33109)(D1501) (Hallowe'en Specials
Event Tickets required for travel)
Sunday 28th October 104 DMU+ 105 DMU Blue Timetable
(Wednesday 31st October) (33109)(D1501) (Hallowe'en Specials
Event Tickets required for travel)
Saturday 3rd and
Sunday 4th November
DMUs DMU Gala Weekend
Saturday 10th November 104 DMU+ 105 DMU Blue Timetable
Sunday 11th November 104 DMU+ 105 DMU Blue Timetable
Saturday 17th November 104 DMU+ 105 DMU Lancashire Weekend Blue Timetable
Sunday 18th November 104 DMU+ 105 DMU Lancashire Weekend Blue Timetable
(Monday 19th November) (37109) (Footplate Experience) Was D5054
( 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.
2018 diesel event dates
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November DMU Railcar Weekend

The regular season also features diesel haulage on most 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.

Event Dates
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October
Hallowe'en Specials Thursday 25th, Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Wednesday 31st October
DMU Gala Weekend Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November
Lancashire Weekend Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November


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