02/07/2015
The Summer Diesel Gala is upon us! Full Roster Timetable is online to view or download now. Three days of solid entertainment featuring 20020, 26038, 37025 and 47643 from Bo'ness alongside 31466 and 73001 from Dean Forest plus DCR loco, 31601 and of course a selection of home fleet favourites. We're all set and hope to see You there!

Keep an eye on our Twitter feed @elrdiesel for any important information over the weekend.

Share your gala experience, photos and videos using the #ELRJuly15 Tag.

Drive a diesel from the ELR fleet in 2015, see the Driver Experience page for dates and details ...


Dates Loco(s)
Friday 3rd to
Sunday 5th July
Summer Diesel Gala
Saturday 11th and
Sunday 12th July
D9537 73001
Saturday 18th July 37418
Sunday 19th July 37109
Wednesday 22nd July DMU
Thursday 23rd July DMU
Friday 24th July DMU
Saturday 25th July 345

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
Summer Diesel Gala Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th July
Raise the Roof 4 (Live Music) Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July
Day out with Thomas Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August
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
or follow the East Lancashire Railway on Facebook and Twitter!