22/03/2015
Electro-Diesel 73001 is visiting the ELR and will run at the mixed-traction Small Engines Weekend which takes place Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April. Both D9531 and D9537 are taking part along with rare shunter haulage available too. More here

50015 and 33109 are confirmed as a visitors for the Nene Valley Diesel Gala, 11th and 12th of April, more details from the NVR Website.

73001 from the Dean Forest now confirmed for the Summer Diesel Gala joining 20020, 26038 and 37025 from Bo'ness. More to follow nearer the event ...

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Dates Loco(s)
Sunday 29th March 31466
Friday 3rd April 50015
Saturday 4th April 50015
Sunday 5th April 50015
Monday 6th April 50015
Tuesday 7th April DMU
Wednesday 8th April DMU
Thursday 9th April DMU
Friday 10th April DMU
Saturday 11th April D1501

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
Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March
Classic Bike Rally Saturday 5th April
Easter Bonnet Day Monday 6th April
Paddington Bear Explorer Day Wedneday 8th April
Small Engines Weekend Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April
Day out with Thomas Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th May
1940s Weekend Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th May
Peppa Pig and George Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June
Summer Diesel Gala Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th July
Raise the Roof (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
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


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