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 August 40135 Yellow Timetable (Was 31466)
Sunday 20th August 37109 Blue Timetable
Wednesday 23rd August DMU Orange Timetable
Thursday 24th August DMU Orange Timetable
Friday 25th August DMU Orange Timetable
Saturday 26th August 50015 Family Fun Weekend
Sunday 27th August D7076 Family Fun Weekend (Was D9537)
Sunday 28th August D7076 Family Fun Weekend (Was D9531)
Tuesday 29th August DMU Orange Timetable
Wednesday 30th August DMU Orange Timetable
Thursday 31st August DMU Orange Timetable
Friday 1st September DMU Orange Timetable
Saturday 2nd September 56006 Blue Timetable
Sunday 3rd September 40135 Blue Timetable
Saturday 9th September D7629 Blue Timetable (Was D7076)
Ales on the Rails, Beer and Cider Festival
Sunday 10th September D832 Blue Timetable (Was D7076)
Ales on the Rails, Beer and Cider Festival
plus Vintage Transport Gathering
(Monday 11th September) (D832) (Driver Experience)
Saturday 16th September D9531
(37109)
Blue Timetable (Was D832)
(Driver Experience)
Sunday 17th September D9531 Blue Timetable (Was D9537)
Saturday 23rd and
Sunday 24th September
Various Autumn Diesel Gala
Saturday 30th September 50015 Blue Timetable (Was 31466/45108)
Sunday 1st October 45108
Blue Timetable (Was 50015)
(Monday 2nd October) (50015) (Driver Experience)
Saturday 7th and
Sunday 8th October
D1501
DMU
(Shunter)
Day Out with Thomas
(Shunter on Troublesome Trucks at Ramsbottom, not available for travel)
Saturday 14th and
Sunday 15th October
----- Autumn Steam Gala
Saturday 21st October DMU Blue Timetable
Sunday 22nd October DMU Blue Timetable
(Thursday 26th and Friday 27th October) (TBC) (Hallowe'en Ghost Trains - Event Tickets Apply)
Saturday 28th October DMU
(TBC)
Blue Timetable
(Hallowe'en Ghost Trains - Event Tickets Apply)
Sunday 29th October DMU Blue Timetable
Saturday 4th and
Sunday 5th November
DMUs Railcar Association DMU Gala
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 23rd and Sunday 24th September Autumn Diesel Gala
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November Railcar Association DMU Gala

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
The Pirate Express Thursday 24th August
Family Fun Days Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August
School of Wizardry Thursday 31st August
ELR Beer and Cider Festival Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September
Vintage Transport Gathering Sunday 10th September
Autumn Diesel Gala Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October
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
Railcar Association
DMU Gala and 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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