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 22nd June D9531
+ MSC 32
Green Timetable Covering for Steam loco which will run on footplate experience. Please Note: Service will be 'Top and Tail' with Steam, MSC 32 'Gothenburg'. First departure 10.45, train runs between Bury and Rawtenstall only
Saturday 23rd June 40012
45108*
Yellow Timetable (Was D9531)
* 45108 2nd path covering usual Steam diagram 09.30 Bury-Rawtenstall start (3 round trips)
Sunday 24th June 37109
D9531*
Blue Timetable
* D9531 2nd and 3rd trip of Steam diagram 11.50 Bury-Rawtenstall onwards
Saturday 30th June D9531 Yellow Timetable (Was D7629)
Sunday 1st July D9537 Blue Timetable
Friday 6th,
Saturday 7th
and Sunday 8th July
Various Summer Diesel Gala
(Friday 13th July) (56006) (Footplate Experience)
Saturday 14th July 56006 or 40012 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 15th July 37109 Blue Timetable
Saturday 21st July D9531 Yellow Timetable (Was D7076/D832)
Sunday 22nd July 37109 Blue Timetable (Was D832/D7076)
(Monday 23rd July) (37109) (Footplate Experience) Was D832/D7076
Wednesday 25th July Class 104 Orange Timetable
Thursday 26th July Class 104 Orange Timetable
Friday 27th July 40012 Orange Timetable (Was D5054)
Saturday 28th July 40012 Yellow Timetable (Was D5054/D7629)
Sunday 29th July D7629 Blue Timetable (Was 33109)
Wednesday 1st August Class 105 Orange Timetable
Thursday 2nd August Class 105 Orange Timetable
Friday 3rd August D1501 Orange Timetable
Saturday 4th and
Sunday 5th August
45108
(D2062)
110/122
Day Out with Thomas
(D2062 on Troublesome Trucks at Ramsbottom, not available for travel). 09024 Thomas rides.
Wednesday 8th August Class 104 Orange Timetable
Thursday 9th August Class 104 Orange Timetable
Friday 10th August 47765 Orange Timetable (Was D5054)
Saturday 11th August 47765 Yellow Timetable (Was D5054)
Sunday 12th August D7629 Blue Timetable
Wednesday 15th August Class 105 Orange Timetable
Thursday 16th August Class 105 Orange Timetable
Friday 17th August D9531 Orange Timetable (Was D5054)
Saturday 18th August D9531 Sci-Fi Weekend Yellow Timetable
Sunday 19th August D9537 Sci-Fi Weekend Yellow Timetable
Wednesday 22nd August Class 104 Orange Timetable
Thursday 23rd August Class 104 Orange Timetable
Friday 24th August D1501 Scotsman in Steam Event
Saturday 25th August 47765 Scotsman in Steam Event (Was D1501)
Sunday 26th August 47765 Scotsman in Steam Event (Was 45108)
Monday 27th August 45108 Scotsman in Steam Event
Wednesday 29th August Class 104 Orange Timetable
Thursday 30th August Class 104 Orange Timetable
Friday 31st August 40012 Orange Timetable (Was D5054)
Saturday 1st September 40012 Blue Timetable
Sunday 2nd September 37109 Blue Timetable
Wednesday 5th September 37109 Scotsman in Steam Event
Special Timetable (Was D5054/D7076)
Thursday 6th September 37109 Scotsman in Steam Event
Special Timetable (Was D5054/D7076)
Friday 7th September D7629 Scotsman in Steam Event and ELR Beer Festival
Special Timetable (Was D832/D7076)
Saturday 8th September 33109 Scotsman in Steam Event and ELR Beer Festival
Special Timetable (Was D832/D7076)
Sunday 9th September D9531 ELR Beer Festival, Vintage Vehicle Gathering plus Flying Scotsman on Show Blue Timetable (Was D7076)
(Monday 10th September) TBC (Footplate Experience) Was D7076
Saturday 15th September Class 40 Blue Timetable (Was D9531)
Sunday 16th September D9537 Blue Timetable
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September Various Autumn Diesel Gala
Saturday 29th September D832 Blue Timetable (Was 37109)
Sunday 30th September D832 Blue Timetable (Was 50015)
(Monday 1st October) (Class 40) (Footplate Experience)
Saturday 6th and
Sunday 7th October
40106
(D2062)
110/122
Day Out with Thomas
(D2062 on Troublesome Trucks at Ramsbottom, not available for travel). 09024 Thomas rides.
Saturday 13th October Class 104 Blue Timetable
Sunday 14th October Class 104 Blue Timetable
Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October ----- Autumn Steam Gala
(Thursday 25th and Friday 26th October) (33109)(D1501) (Hallowe'en Specials
Event Tickets required for travel)
Saturday 27th October Class 105 Blue Timetable
(33109)(D1501) (Hallowe'en Specials
Event Tickets required for travel)
Sunday 28th October Class 105 Blue Timetable
(Wednesday 31st October) (33109)(D1501) (Hallowe'en Specials
Event Tickets required for travel)
Saturday 3rd and
Sunday 4th November
DMUs DMU Gala Weekend
Saturday 10th November Class 104 Blue Timetable
Sunday 11th November Class 104 Blue Timetable
Saturday 17th November Class 105 Lancashire Weekend Blue Timetable
Sunday 18th November Class 105 Lancashire Weekend Blue Timetable
(Monday 19th November) (D5054) (Footplate 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.
2018 diesel event dates
Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July Summer Diesel Gala
Saturday 22nd and
Sunday 23rd September
Autumn Diesel Gala
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November DMU Railcar Weekend

The regular season also features diesel haulage on most 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
Summer Diesel Gala Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July
Days Out with Thomas Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August
Sci-Fi Weekend Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August
Scotsman in Steam Friday 24th to Monday 27th August
Scotsman in Steam Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th September
ELR Beer Festival plus Scotsman on Show (Sun 9th) Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September
Vintage Vehicle Gathering plus Scotsman on Show Sunday 9th September
Autumn Diesel Gala Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September
Days Out with Thomas Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October
Hallowe'en Specials Thursday 25th, Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Wednesday 31st October
DMU Gala Weekend Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November
Lancashire Weekend Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November


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