14/10/2018
The Autumn Steam Gala takes place this coming Friday 19th through to Sunday 21st of October. See the ELR Website for full details.

Weekend DMU services for October and November have been strengthened to include the Class 104 DMU and 105 DMU. Some problems were experienced last weekend, meaning just the 104 DMU ran. The roster will be updated to reflect any changes as soon as possible.

A commemorative DVD of the Class 40s@60 is now available! Check out the CFPS Website for more and details on all the Bury based Class 40s

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Dates Loco(s)
Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October Autumn Steam Gala
(Friday 26th October) (Hallowe'en Specials)
Saturday 27th October 104 DMU + 105 DMU
(Hallowe'en Specials)
Sunday 28th October 104 DMU + 105 DMU
(Wednesday 31st October) (Hallowe'en Specials)

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 »


2018 diesel event dates
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November DMU Railcar Weekend

The regular season also features diesel haulage on most 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.

Event Dates
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October
Hallowe'en Specials Thursday 25th, Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Wednesday 31st October
DMU Gala Weekend Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November
Lancashire Weekend Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November
Santa Specials Saturday 24th November to Monday 24th December


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