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

Date Loco(s) Notes
Saturday 25th January 50015 Blue Timetable
Sunday 26th January 50015 Blue Timetable
Saturday 1st February 47765 Blue Timetable
Sunday 2nd February 47765 Blue Timetable
Friday 7th and
Saturday 8th February
Various Winter Diesel Event featuring
D9531, D5054, D7629, 33109, 37109, D832, 45108, D1501, 47765, 50015 and 56006
Sunday 9th February D7629 33109 Blue Timetable
Locos operating Top and Tail
Saturday 15th February 45108 Blue Timetable
Sunday 16th February 45108 Blue Timetable
Saturday 22nd February D1501 Blue Timetable
Sunday 23rd February D1501 Blue Timetable
Saturday 29th February 50015 Blue Timetable
Sunday 1st March 50015 Blue Timetable
Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March ----- Spring Steam Gala Weekend
( TBC - to be confirmed )

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 ELR Website 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 7th and Saturday 8th February Winter Diesel Event

The regular season also features diesel haulage on many Saturdays and 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.

Winter Diesel Event Friday 7th and Saturday 8th February
Spring Steam Gala Weekend Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March


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