04/12/2016
The Loco Roster for this year's Santa Specials is now online along with details of the train formation etc. All Santa services will be operated 'top and tail' with Steam traction. More details here

Event dates for 2017 are still being finalised, details to follow as soon as they can be released.

Congratulations to the Class 40 Preservation Society on 40145's 2016 mainline return! The CFPS still need help with the upkeep of the Class 40s. Why not Join the CFPS if you haven't already or Make a Donation.

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Dates Loco(s)
Wednesday 7th December W55001
Friday 9th December W55001
Saturday 10th and
Sunday 11th December
50015
45108
117 DMU
Wednesday 14th December W55001
Friday 16th December W55001
Saturday 17th and
Sunday 18th December
50015
45108
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 »


Event dates for the 2017 season will be available soon

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
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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