19/01/2020
Apologies for any disappointment this weekend with 56006 and D1501. 56006 related to battery charging circuit problems which occurred Saturday and reverser issues with D1501 Sunday, unforseeable unfortunately. The 56 group are gutted, but repairs will be undertaken straight away. Follow the 56016/56006 Group on Facebook

Not too long to wait until the Winter Diesel Event, Friday 7th and Saturday 8th February featuring D9531, D5054, D7629, 33109, 37109, D832, 45108, D1501, 47765, 50015 and 56006. See the ELR Website for timetable and bookings. Sunday the 9th will have D7629 and 33109 working top and tail in the usual diesel diagram as well.

Follow ELR:DG on Twitter! .. @elrdiesel


Dates Loco(s)
Saturday 25th January 50015
Sunday 26th January 50015
Saturday 1st February 47765
Sunday 2nd February 47765
Friday 7th and
Saturday 8th February
Winter Diesel Event
Sunday 9th February D7629 33109
Saturday 15th February 45108
Sunday 16th February 45108

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.

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


Friday 7th and Saturday 8th February Winter Diesel Event

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.

Winter Diesel Event Friday 7th and Saturday 8th February
Spring Steam Gala Weekend Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March


Click on the ELR Totem for full details on these and other events
or follow the East Lancashire Railway on Facebook and Twitter!