25/08/2016
Roster Updates: Loco Roster now online upto the October Thomas Event. More to follow shortly. Please note D832 ONSLAUGHT will now run both Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August at the Peppa Pig event, replacing D7076 on Sunday. 40135 replaces 40106 on Monday 29th August.

40013 has been confirmed as a visitor for the Autumn Diesel Gala which will see 4 Class 40s in action! Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September. See the ELR Website for initial information and bookings.

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Dates Loco(s)
Saturday 27th August D832
Sunday 28th August D832
Monday 29th August 40135
Saturday 3rd September 37109
Sunday 4th September 50015
or 31466
Saturday 10th September 40135
Sunday 11th September D9531
Saturday 17th September D832
Sunday 18th September D7076

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.

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Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September Autumn Diesel Gala
Saturday 5th November DMU Theme Day

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
Princess Adventure Fun Day Thursday 25th August
Peppa Pig and George Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August
Vintage Transport Gathering Sunday 18th September
Autumn Diesel Gala Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October
Flying Scotsman Returns Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th October
Hallowe'en Ghost Trains Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th October
DMU Theme Day Saturday 5th November
Lancashire Weekend Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November
Santa Specials Saturday 26th November to Saturday 24th December
Christmas Shopper Specials Weds 7th, Fri 9th, Weds 14th and Fri 16th December


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