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 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October All Steam Autumn Steam Gala Weekend
Saturday 26th October 45108 Blue Timetable (Was 104/110 DMU)
Sunday 27th October TBC Blue Timetable (Was 104/110 DMU)
(Thursday 31st October) (33109
47765)
(Evening Halloween Ghost Trains - Special Event Tickets Required for Travel)
(Friday 1st November) (33109
47765)
(Evening Halloween Ghost Trains - Special Event Tickets Required for Travel)
Saturday 2nd November 104/122 DMU
(50015)
Blue Timetable
(Driver Experience Special)
(33109
47765)
(Evening Halloween Ghost Trains - Special Event Tickets Required for Travel)
Sunday 3rd November 104/122 DMU Blue Timetable
Saturday 9th November DMUs DMU Theme Day
Sunday 10th November 105/110 DMU Blue Timetable
Saturday 16th November 50015 Blue Timetable
Sunday 17th November 50015 Blue Timetable
Saturday 23rd November 105/110 DMU Blue Timetable Lancashire Weekend
Sunday 24th November 105/110 DMU Blue Timetable Lancashire Weekend
( 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 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
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
Santa Specials Saturday 30th November to Tuesday 24th December


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