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 6th February 50015 Interim Timetable (Bury-Heywood Closed)
Sunday 7th February 50015 Interim Timetable (Bury-Heywood Closed)
Saturday 13th February 33109 Interim Timetable (Bury-Heywood Closed)
Sunday 14th February 33109 Interim Timetable (Bury-Heywood Closed)
(Friday 19th February 50015 Driver Experience)
Saturday 20th and
Sunday 21st February
Various Spring Diesel Gala Weekend
Saturday 27th February 31466 Blue Timetable
Sunday 28th February 31466 Blue Timetable
Saturday 5th March 37418 Blue Timetable
Residents' and Volunteer Recruitment Weekend
Sunday 6th March 37418 Blue Timetable
Residents' and Volunteer Recruitment Weekend
Friday 11th to
Sunday 13th March
----- Spring Steam Gala Weekend
(Monday 14th March D7076 Driver Experience)
Saturday 19th March 33109 Blue Timetable
Sunday 20th March 33109 Blue Timetable
(Thursday 24th March 37109 Driver Experience)
Friday 25th March 50015 Yellow Timetable
Saturday 26th March 50015 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 27th March 31466 Yellow Timetable, Classic Bike Rally
Monday 28th March 31466 Yellow Timetable, Easter Bonnet Day
Saturday 2nd April 33109 Blue Timetable
Sunday 3rd April 33109 Blue Timetable
Saturday 9th April 37418 Blue Timetable
Sunday 10th April 37418 Blue Timetable
Saturday 16th and
Sunday 17th April
Mixed Traction Small Engines Gala Weekend
(Thursday 21st April D7076 Driver Experience)
Saturday 23rd April 37109 Blue Timetable
Sunday 24th April 37418 Blue Timetable
(Friday 29th April Class 40 Driver Experience, D335 or 345)
Saturday 30th April to
Monday 2nd May
D335
DMU
Shunter
Days Out with Thomas
Shunter on Troublesome Trucks at Ramsbottom, not available for travel
Saturday 7th May D9531 Blue Timetable
Sunday 8th May D9537 Blue Timetable
Saturday 14th May D7076 Blue Timetable
Sunday 15th May D7076 Blue Timetable
Saturday 21st May D335 Blue Timetable
Sunday 22nd May 345 Blue Timetable
(Thursday 26th May 31466 Driver Experience)
Saturday 28th to
Monday 30th May
----- 1940s 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.
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February Spring Diesel Gala
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April Small Engines Weekend
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
Spring Diesel Gala Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February
Residents' Weekend and Volunteer Open Day Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March
Spring Steam Gala Friday 11th to Sunday 13th March
Classic Bike Rally Sunday 27th March
Easter Bonnet Day Monday 28th March
Pirate Adventure
Family Fun Day
Thursday 31st March
Princess Adventure
Family Fun Day
Thursday 7th April
Sci-Fi Weekend Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April
Small Engines Weekend Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May
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
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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