16/08/2017
Roster Updates: D9531 will now run in place of D9537 on Sunday 17th September. Locos for Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October have been swapped. 50015 will now run Saturday, 45108 will run Sunday.

40135 is now the booked traction on Saturday 19th August and Sunday 3rd September. All were previously shown as Class 40, see the Loco Roster for more.

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Dates Loco(s)
Saturday 19th August 40135
Sunday 20th August 37109
Wednesday 23rd August DMU
Thursday 24th August DMU
Friday 25th August DMU
Saturday 26th August 50015
Sunday 27th August D7076
Sunday 28th August D7076
Tuesday 29th August DMU

See the Roster Page for more
including timetable links

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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


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