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.

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 28th to
Monday 30th May
----- 1940s Weekend
Saturday 4th June D7076 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 5th June 37109 Blue Timetable with Lancastrian Diner
Saturday 11th June D9531 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 12th June D9537 Blue Timetable with Lancastrian Diner and Cream Tea
Saturday 18th June 37109 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 19th June 40106 Blue Timetable with Lancastrian Diner (was D335)
Saturday 25th June D7076 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 26th June D9531
D9537
Blue Timetable with Lancastrian Diner and Cream Tea
(Thursday 30th June 40106 Driver Experience) (was D335)
Saturday 2nd July 40106 Yellow Timetable (was D335)
Sunday 3rd July 37109 Blue Timetable with Lancastrian Diner and Cream Tea
Friday 8th July
to Sunday 10th July
Various Summer Diesel Gala Weekend
Saturday 16th July D8110 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 17th July 45108 Blue Timetable with Lancastrian Diner
(Wednesday 13th July D832 Driver Experience)
Saturday 23rd July D7076 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 24th July D832 Blue Timetable with Lancastrian Diner and Cream Tea
Wednesday 27th July DMU Orange Timetable with Midweek Luncheon Diner
Thursday 28th July DMU Orange Timetable
Friday 29th July DMU Orange Timetable
Saturday 30th July D8110 Yellow Timetable (was 37418)
Sunday 31st July 37109 Blue Timetable with Lancastrian Diner and Cream Tea
Wednesday 3rd August DMU Orange Timetable with Midweek Luncheon Diner
Thursday 4th August DMU Orange Timetable
Friday 5th August DMU Orange Timetable with Afternoon Tea Diner
Saturday 6th and
Sunday 7th August
D832
DMU
D2062
Days Out with Thomas
D2062 on Troublesome Trucks at Ramsbottom, not available for travel
Wednesday 10th August DMU Orange Timetable with Midweek Luncheon Diner
Thursday 11th August DMU Orange Timetable
Friday 12th August DMU Orange Timetable with Afternoon Tea Diner
Saturday 13th August 45108 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 14th August D9531 Blue Timetable with Lancastrian Diner and Cream Tea
(was 33109)
Wednesday 17th August DMU Orange Timetable with Midweek Luncheon Diner
Thursday 18th August DMU Orange Timetable
Friday 19th August DMU Orange Timetable
Saturday 20th August 40106 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 21st August D335 Blue Timetable
( 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 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July Summer Diesel Gala
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September Autumn Diesel Gala
Saturday 5th November DMU 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
1940s Weekend Saturday 28th to Monday 30th May
Summer Diesel Gala Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July
Raise The Roof - Live Music Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August
Peppa Pig and George Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August
Vintage Transport Gathering Sunday 18th September
Autumn Diesel Gala Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 14th to Sunday 16th October
Hallowe'en Ghost Trains Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th October
DMU Theme Day Saturday 5th November
Lancashire Weekend Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November


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