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 19th January 104 DMU
122 DMU
Blue Timetable
Sunday 20th January 104 DMU
122 DMU
Blue Timetable
Saturday 26th January DMU TBC Blue Timetable
Sunday 27th January DMU TBC Blue Timetable
Saturday 2nd February DMU TBC Blue Timetable
Sunday 3rd February DMU TBC Blue Timetable
Saturday 9th February DMU TBC Blue Timetable
Sunday 10th February DMU TBC Blue Timetable
Saturday 16th February Various Sulzer Theme Day
Sunday 17th February TBC Blue Timetable
( 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.
Saturday 16th February Sulzer Theme Day
Thursday 4th, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July Summer Diesel Gala
Saturday 21st September EE Theme Day
Saturday 9th 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.

Event Dates
Sulzer Theme Day Saturday 16th February
Local Residents Weekend Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March
Spring Steam Gala Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March
Classic Bike Rally Sunday 21st April
Days Out with Thomas Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May
1940s Weekend Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th May
Collectors Fair and Vintage Vehicle Gathering Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June
Race The Train Sunday 23rd June
Summer Diesel Gala Thursday 4th, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July
Days Out with Thomas Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August
Sci-Fi on The Sidings Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August
EE Theme Day Saturday 21st September
Days Out with Thomas Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October
Halloween Specials Thursday 31st October
Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November
DMU Theme Day Saturday 9th November
Lancashire Weekend Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November


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