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
Saturday 13th September D7076 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 14th September D7076 Blue Timetable
Saturday 20th September D9526
Yellow Timetable, www.depg.org
*D9537 will double head on test for one full round trip, attaching for the 13.40 Bury - Heywood
Sunday 21st September D9526 Blue Timetable, www.depg.org
(Wednesday 24th September D335 Driver Experience)
(Friday 26th September D335 Driver Experience)
Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th of September Various Autumn Diesel Gala Weekend
Saturday the 4th and
Sunday the 5th of October
31466, DMU-x2 & D2062 Days out with Thomas
D2062 Ramsbottom Troublesome Trucks not available for haulage
Saturday 11th October D9009 Blue Timetable
Sunday 12th October D9009 and A4 Steam Mixed Traction East Coast Theme Day, See ELR website for full details
Saturday the 18th and Sunday 19th October All Steam Locos Autumn Steam Gala Weekend
Saturday 25th October 33109 Blue Timetable
Sunday 26th October DMU Blue Timetable

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 Evening, 27th of September 2014 Diesel Diner with D7076
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th September 2014 Autumn Diesel Gala
Friday Evening, 7th of November 2014 Diesel Diner with D9009
Saturday 8th November 2014 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
Transport Collectors Fair and Vintage Transport Gathering Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th September
Diesel Diner with D7076 Saturday Evening, 27th of September
Autumn Diesel Gala Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th September
Day out with Thomas Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th October
East Coast Theme Day Sunday 12th October
Autumn Steam Gala Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th October
Halloween Ghost Trains Thursday 30th October to Saturday 1st November
Diesel Diner with D9009 Friday Evening, 7th of November
Diesel Theme Day Saturday 8th November
Santa Special Trains Saturday 29th November to Wednesday 24th December

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