25/08/2015
Roster updated with locos upto the end of September, allocations for October and beyond will follow soon.

D9537 has arrived at the Dean Forest Railway for their Diesel Gala, joining classmates D9521 and D9555 once again. The event runs from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th of September. More details at the DFR Website - www.deanforestrailway.co.uk

Check out the ELR shop in the Bury Bolton Street Booking Hall during your visit, exclusive ELR clothing and DVDs plus models, books and much more. Many items also available online at the ELR Ebay Shop

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Dates Loco(s)
Saturday 29th August 345
Sunday 30th August 345
Monday 31st August 345
Saturday 5th September 37109
Sunday 6th September 37418
Saturday 12th September D7076
Sunday 13th September D7076
Saturday 19th September 50015
Sunday 20th September 50015
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September Autumn Gala

For the full roster list and
PDF timetables click here

Drive one of our ex-British Railways mainline locos from the ELR fleet. Freight and passenger courses are available.

Have a go yourself or buy as a special Birthday gift .. more details »


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
Peppa Pig and George Saturday 29th to Sunday 31st August
Rossendale 60s Festival Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September
Vintage Transport Gathering and Collectors Fair Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September
Autumn Diesel Gala Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September
Day out with Thomas Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October
Autumn Steam Gala Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October
Hallowe'en Ghost Trains Thursday 29th to Saturday 31st October
Diesel Theme Day Saturday 7th November
Lancashire Weekend Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November
Santa Special Trains Saturday 28th November to Thursday 24th December
Mince Pie Specials Saturday 26th and Monday 28th December


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