Traction for the rest of 2017, including Santa Specials along with the first weekend of 2018 are now online. See the Loco Roster page for more. Allocations and event dates for the new year will follow soon.

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Dates Loco(s)
Wednesday 13th December Class 122
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December D1501
Wednesday 20th December Class 122
Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd December 50015
Sunday 24th December 50015

See the Roster Page for more
including timetable links

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

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Event dates for the 2018 season will be available soon

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
Santa Specials Saturday 25th November to Sunday 24th December
Christmas Shopper Specials Wednesdays 6th, 13th and 20th December
Mince Pie Specials Tuesday 26th December
Whiskey Chaser Monday 1st Janurary
Tornado at the ELR Wednesday 29th March to Monday 2nd April

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