28/07/2015
Roster Updates: 31466 now replaces 37418 this weekend, Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August, for the Days Out With Thomas Event. Sunday 9th August is now D9537 on its own. August 29th-31st Peppa Pig Weekend will be Class 40, 345.

Check out the ELR shop in the Bury Bolton Street Booking Hall during your visit, exclusive ELR clothing and DVDs plus models, books and much more. Many items also available online at the ELR Ebay Shop

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

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Dates Loco(s)
Saturday the 1st and
Sunday the 2nd August
Thomas inc 31466
Wednesday 5th August W55001
Thursday 6th August W55001
Friday 7th August W55001
Saturday 8th August 73001 D9537
Sunday 9th August D9537
Wednesday 12th August 117 DMU
Thursday 13th August 117 DMU

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
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
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