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 29th June D832 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 30th June D9531 Blue Timetable
(Wednesday 3rd July) (37109) (Driver Experience Special)
Thursday 4th, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July Various Summer Diesel Gala
Sunday 7th July TBC Blue Timetable
Traction to be drawn from Gala Pool
Saturday 13th July D7629 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 14th July D5054 Blue Timetable
Saturday 20th July D9531 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 21st July D832 Blue Timetable
Wednesday 24th July 104 DMU Orange Timetable
Thursday 25th July 104 DMU Orange Timetable
Friday 26th July D5054 Orange Timetable (Was 47765)
Saturday 27th July D5054 Yellow Timetable (Was 47765)
Sunday 28th July 47765 Blue Timetable (Was 33109)
Wednesday 31st July 105 DMU Orange Timetable
Thursday 1st August 105 DMU Orange Timetable
Friday 2nd August 45108 Orange Timetable
Saturday 3rd and
Sunday 4th August
45108
104/110
08164
(D2062)
Days Out with Thomas (Was Class 40)
08164 assisting with Thomas Rides (Event Tickets Required)
(D2062 Ramsbottom Trucks, not available for travel)
Wednesday 7th August 104 DMU Orange Timetable
Thursday 8th August 104 DMU Orange Timetable
Friday 9th August D5054 Orange Timetable (Was 37109)
Saturday 10th August 37109 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 11th August D7629 Blue Timetable
Wednesday 14th August 105 DMU Orange Timetable
Thursday 15th August 105 DMU Orange Timetable
Friday 16th August D5054 Orange Timetable (Was D832)
Saturday 17th August 56006 Sci-Fi on the Sidings Yellow Timetable (Was D832)
Sunday 18th August D9531 Sci-Fi on the Sidings Blue Timetable
Wednesday 21st August 105 DMU Orange Timetable
Thursday 22nd August 105 DMU Orange Timetable
Friday 23rd August 50015 Orange Timetable
Saturday 24th August 50015 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 25th August D832 Blue Timetable (Was 56006)
Monday 26th August D832 Yellow Timetable (Was 56006)
Wednesday 28th August 104 DMU Orange Timetable
Thursday 29th August 104 DMU Orange Timetable
Friday 30th August 37109 Orange Timetable (Was D5054)
Saturday 31st August 40106 Yellow Timetable (Was D7629)
Sunday 1st September 45108 Blue Timetable
Saturday 7th September D1501 Blue Timetable
Sunday 8th September 47765 Blue Timetable
Saturday 14th September Class 40
(D1501)
Blue Timetable
(Driver Experience Special)
Sunday 15th September 50015 Blue Timetable
(Thursday 19th September) (D5054) (Driver Experience Special)
Saturday 21st September Various Type 1-3 Theme Day
Featuring Class 14,24,25,33,35 and 37
Sunday 22nd September Class 40 Blue Timetable
Saturday 28th September D9531 Blue Timetable
Sunday 29th September D832 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.
Thursday 4th, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July Summer Diesel Gala
Saturday 21st September Type 1-3 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
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
Type 1-3 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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