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
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th July Various Summer Diesel Gala Weekend
Saturday 11th July D9537 73001 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 12th July D9537 73001 Blue Timetable
Saturday 18th July 37418 Yellow Timetable
Raise the Roof 4 (Live Music) in the evening
Sunday 19th July 37109 Blue Timetable
Wednesday 22nd July DMU Orange Timetable
Thursday 23rd July DMU Orange Timetable
Friday 24th July DMU Orange Timetable
Saturday 25th July 345 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 26th July 345 Blue Timetable
Wednesday 29th July DMU Orange Timetable
Thursday 30th July DMU Orange Timetable
Friday 31st July DMU Orange Timetable
Saturday the 1st and
Sunday the 2nd August
D9531/37
DMU
(D2062)
Days Out with Thomas
D2062 Ramsbottom Troublesome Trucks not available for haulage
Wednesday 5th August DMU Orange Timetable
Thursday 6th August DMU Orange Timetable
Friday 7th August DMU Orange Timetable
Saturday 8th August 73001 D95xx Yellow Timetable
D9531 or D9537 TBC
Sunday 9th August 73001 D95xx Blue Timetable
D9531 or D9537 TBC
Wednesday 12th August DMU Orange Timetable
Thursday 13th August DMU Orange Timetable
Friday 14th August DMU Orange Timetable
Saturday 15th August 33109 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 16th August 33109 Blue Timetable
Wednesday 19th August DMU Orange Timetable
Thursday 20th August DMU Orange Timetable
Friday 21st August DMU Orange Timetable
Saturday 22nd August D7076 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 23rd August D9531/37 Blue Timetable
Wednesday 26th August DMU Orange Timetable
Thursday 27th August DMU Orange Timetable
Friday 28th August DMU Orange Timetable
Saturday 29th August Class 37 Peppa Pig and George Fun Weekend
Sunday 30th August Class 37 Peppa Pig and George Fun Weekend
Monday 31st August Class 37 Peppa Pig and George Fun 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 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 3rd to Sunday 5th July Summer Diesel Gala
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September Autumn Diesel Gala
Saturday 7th November 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
Summer Diesel Gala Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th July
Raise the Roof 4 (Live Music) Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July
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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