If you are making a special journey to see or be hauled by a specific locomotive please check to avoid disappointment. This list only relates to diesel workings. A list of ELR events is shown further down the page but please see the ELR Website for the full running schedule.

PDF working timetables available including arrival and departure times along with headcodes, simply click on 'Blue Timetable', 'Yellow Timetable' etc to view or save.

Date Loco(s) Notes
Saturday the 4th and
Sunday the 5th of October
31466, DMU-x2 & D2062 Days out with Thomas
D2062 Ramsbottom Troublesome Trucks not available for haulage
Saturday 11th October D9009 Blue Timetable
Sunday 12th October D9009 and A4 Steam Mixed Traction East Coast Theme Day, See ELR website for full details
Saturday the 18th and Sunday 19th October All Steam Locos Autumn Steam Gala Weekend
Saturday 25th October 33109 Blue Timetable
Sunday 26th October DMU Blue Timetable
Thursday 30th and Friday 31st October (Evening) 31466
Evening Halloween Specials see the ELR website for booking details
Saturday 1st November DMU Blue Timetable
Saturday 1st November
Evening Halloween Specials see the ELR website for booking details
Sunday 2nd November DMU Blue Timetable
(Friday 7th November D9009 Driver Experience)
Saturday 8th November Various Eastern Region Theme Day
including Special Guest, Deltic 55019
Sunday 9th November DMU Blue Timetable
Saturday 15th November *37418
Blue Timetable
345 top and tail AM only for the CFPS AGM
Sunday 16th November DMU Blue Timetable
Saturday 22nd November 31466 Blue Timetable, courtesy DFDA
Sunday 23rd November DMU Blue Timetable
Saturday 29th November to Wednesday 24th December Various Santa Specials, Two Santa Trains, top and tail Steam (North End), Diesel (South) plus DMU shuttles. Traction to be drawn from 31466, 33109, 37418 and 50015. More specific details to follow. Please note, limited public travel is available at the Steam end of the trains.
* to be confirmed subject to availability.

Driver Experience and special trains
Shown in brackets and/or italic text. These trains are included for information only, it is not possible to travel on these unless you are a participant, invited guest or ticket holder for that service. See the Driver Experience page for more about booking a course yourself!

All advertised workings are subject to availability
While every effort will be made to ensure the rostered locos or units are available and running to the advertised timetable, the ELR reserves the right to cancel or terminate any service or use alternative motive power without prior notice.

Details of all services are available at the East Lancashire Railway Website
ELR Gradient Profile
The East Lancashire Railway has some substantial gradients, the PDF Gradient Profile document details these and mileage info. Click the image below to view or download.

Learn more about the ELR route and operations at the About The Line page.

ELRPS Membership includes discounted travel, well worth a look if you're a frequent visitor, especially for standard weekend running days. Click the logo above for details.
Friday Evening, 7th of November Diesel Diner with D9009
Saturday 8th November Eastern Region Diesel 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
Day out with Thomas Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th October
East Coast Theme Day Sunday 12th October
Autumn Steam Gala Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th October
Halloween Ghost Trains Thursday 30th October to Saturday 1st November
Diesel Diner with D9009 Friday Evening, 7th of November
Eastern Region Diesel Day Saturday 8th November
Santa Special Trains Saturday 29th November to Wednesday 24th December

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