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 1st and
Sunday 2nd October
45108
DMU
D9531
D2062
Days Out with Thomas
D9531 on Troublesome Trucks at Ramsbottom, not available for travel. D2062 working as part of Thomas rides, special tickets may be required
Saturday 8th October 31466 Blue Timetable
Sunday 9th October 31466 Blue Timetable
Thursday 13th to
Sunday 16th October
Flying Scotsman Returns See www.flyingscotsmanatelr.com for details. The event will feature Diesel Multiple Units in operation alongside Steam Traction.
(Thursday 20th October) (Class 40) (Driver Experience)
Saturday 22nd October 50015 Blue Timetable
Sunday 23rd October 50015 Blue Timetable
(Friday 28th October) 45108
50015
(Evening Halloween Specials,
pre-booked event tickets required)
Saturday 29th October DMU
45108
50015
Blue Timetable
(Evening Halloween Specials,
pre-booked event tickets required)
Sunday 30th October DMU
45108
50015
Blue Timetable
(Evening Halloween Specials,
pre-booked event tickets required)
(Monday 31st October) 45108
50015
(Evening Halloween Specials,
pre-booked event tickets required)
Saturday 5th November DMU Theme Day Further details to follow nearer the event
Sunday 6th November DMU Blue Timetable
(Friday 11th November) (50015) (Driver Experience)
Saturday 12th November DMU Blue Timetable
Sunday 13th November DMU Blue Timetable
Saturday 19th November DMU Blue Timetable
Sunday 20th November DMU Blue Timetable
Saturday 26th November to
Saturday 24th December
Santa Specials See the ELR Website for booking information. Some Midweek Shopper Specials will also run with DMUs allocated. Details of Rostered Traction will follow later.
( 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.
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
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October
Flying Scotsman Returns Thursday 13th 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
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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