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 14th and
Sunday 15th October
----- Autumn Steam Gala
Saturday 21st October 40106 Blue Timetable (Was DMU)
Sunday 22nd October 40106 Blue Timetable (Was DMU)
(Thursday 26th and Friday 27th October) (TBC) (Hallowe'en Ghost Trains - Event Tickets Apply)
Saturday 28th October 40106
(TBC)
Blue Timetable (Was DMU)
(Hallowe'en Ghost Trains - Event Tickets Apply)
Sunday 29th October 40106 Blue Timetable (Was DMU)
Saturday 4th and
Sunday 5th November
DMUs DMU Gala Weekend
including the Annual Railcar Association DMU Convention
Saturday 11th November DMU Blue Timetable
Sunday 12th November DMU Blue Timetable
Saturday 18th November DMU Blue Timetable
Sunday 19th November DMU Blue Timetable
(Monday 20th November) (Class 40) (Driver Experience)
( 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.
2017 Season diesel event dates
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November DMU Gala Weekend

The regular season also features diesel haulage on most Saturdays and some 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 Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October
School of Wizardry Thursday 26th October
Hallowe'en Ghost Trains Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October
DMU Gala Weekend and Railcar Association
DMU Convention
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November
Lancashire Weekend Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November


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