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Loco Roster

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.

Tickets should currently be pre-booked, turn up on the day travel cannot be guaranteed. Social Distancing measures remain in place to keep customers and staff safe. Please see the ELR Website for full details including bookings and travel.

Post Lockdown Timetables:
From 1st May, Steam Loco between Bury and Rawtenstall, Diesel between Bury, Heywood and Ramsbottom. From 22nd May, full line Blue Timetable in operation.

Diesel Day Rover tickets are available at £16 upto and including May 15th. Please pre-book as passenger numbers need to be monitored. On the Day travel cannot be guaranteed.
Date Loco(s) Notes
Saturday 8th May D1501 Pink Timetable Rover Tickets (Was 25279/33109)
Sunday 9th May D1501 Pink Timetable Tickets (Was 104/122 DMU)
Saturday 15th May 37109 Pink Timetable Rover Tickets
Sunday 16th May 105/122 DMU Pink Timetable Tickets
Saturday 22nd May 50015 Blue Timetable Tickets (Was 47765)
Sunday 23rd May 105/122 DMU Blue Timetable Tickets
Saturday 29th May 45108 Blue Timetable Tickets
Sunday 30th May 104/122 DMU Blue Timetable Tickets
Monday 31st May 45108 Blue Timetable Tickets
Saturday 5th June 33109 Blue Timetable Tickets
Sunday 6th June 104/122 DMU Blue Timetable Tickets
Saturday 12th June 37109 Blue Timetable Tickets
Sunday 13th June 105/122 DMU Blue Timetable Tickets
Saturday 19th June 47765 Blue Timetable Tickets (Was D1501)
Sunday 20th June 105/122 DMU Blue Timetable Tickets
Saturday 26th June 50015 Blue Timetable Tickets (Was 25279)
Sunday 27th June 104/122 DMU Blue Timetable Tickets
Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd July Various Summer Diesel Gala Event
( 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 Driver Experience courses.

All workings 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.

Diesel Events

See the ELR Website for the full running schedule and travel instructions.

Event Date(s)
Summer Diesel Event Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd and
Saturday 3rd July
Autumn Diesel Event Friday 17th and
Saturday 18th September
DMU Weekend Saturday 13th and
Sunday 14th November
ELR Website
Details of all services are available at the ELR 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.

ELR Events

There are a wide range of events at the East Lancashire Railway ranging from Family and Education, Re-enactments, Sci-Fi, Transport and Collector's Fairs.

Selected events are shown below. See the ELR Website for the full event schedule.

Event Date(s)
Summer Diesel Event Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd and
Saturday 3rd July
Autumn Diesel Event Friday 17th and
Saturday 18th September
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and
Sunday 17th October
Halloween Ghost Trains Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and
Sunday 17th October
DMU Weekend Saturday 13th and
Sunday 14th November

Covid Safety
Social Distancing measures are in force at the ELR. It is very important to us that we keep both visitors and volunteers safe. Advertised events will be subject to the latest Government guidance and lockdown restrictions. See the ELR Website for guidance on travel requirements and precautions.

All events subject to availability
While every effort will be made to ensure events take place as advertised, rostered locos or units are available and running to the advertised timetable, the ELR reserves the right to cancel or terminate without prior notice.

ELR Website
Check out the ELR Website for the full event schedule.
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ELR Contacts

Telephone: 0333 320 2830
Address: East Lancashire Railway
Bolton Street Station
Bolton Street
Bury, BL9 0EY

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