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.

Date Loco(s) Notes
Saturday 14th January 33109 Blue Timetable
Sunday 15th January 33109 Blue Timetable
Saturday 21st January 45108 Blue Timetable
Sunday 22nd January 45108 Blue Timetable
Saturday 28th January 31466 Blue Timetable
Sunday 29th January 31466 Blue Timetable
(Friday 3rd February) (50015) (Driver Experience)
Saturday 4th February 50015 Blue Timetable
Sunday 5th February 50015 Blue Timetable
Saturday 11th February D1501
or 45108
Blue Timetable
Sunday 12th February D1501
or 45108
Blue Timetable
Saturday 18th and
Sunday 19th February
Various Winter Diesel Gala
Saturday 25th February 33109 Blue Timetable
Sunday 26th February 33109 Blue Timetable
Saturday 4th March D1501 Blue Timetable Residents' Weekend
Sunday 5th March D1501 Blue Timetable Residents' Weekend
Friday 10th, Saturday 11th
and Sunday 12th March
----- Spring Steam Gala
Saturday 18th March 50015 Blue Timetable
Sunday 19th March 50015 Blue Timetable
Saturday 25th March 40106
or 31466
Blue Timetable
Sunday 26th March Blue Timetable
(Monday 27th March) (45108) (Driver Experience)
Saturday 1st April 45108 Blue Timetable Sci-Fi on The Sidings
Sunday 2nd April 45108 Blue Timetable Sci-Fi on The Sidings
(Friday 7th April) (40106) (Driver Experience)
Saturday 8th April 40106
or 50015
Blue Timetable
Sunday 9th April 40106
or 50015
Blue Timetable
Friday 14th April 45108 Good Friday Timetable
Saturday 15th April 45108 Blue Timetable
Sunday 16th April D1501 Blue Timetable Classic Bike Rally
Monday 17th April D1501 Easter Monday Timetable
Saturday 22nd April 50015 Blue Timetable
Sunday 23rd April 37109
or 50015
Blue Timetable
(Monday 24th April) (37109) (Driver Experience)
Saturday 29th April
to Sunday 1st of May
Class 40
DMU
(Shunter)
Day Out with Thomas
(Shunter on Troublesome Trucks at Ramsbottom, not available for travel)
(Friday 5th May) (31466) (Driver Experience)
Saturday 6th May 31466 Blue Timetable
Sunday 7th May D9531 Blue Timetable
Saturday 13th May Class 40 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 14th May 37109 Blue Timetable
Saturday 20th May D7076 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 21st May D9537 Blue Timetable
Saturday 27th and
Sunday 28th May
----- 1940s Event
Saturday 3rd and
Sunday 4th June
Mixed Traction Small Engines Weekend
Saturday 10th June 45108 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 11th June D1501 Blue Timetable
Saturday 17th June Class 14 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 18th June Class 14 Blue Timetable
Saturday 24th June D7076 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 25th June D832 Blue Timetable Race the Train
Saturday 1st July 45108 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 2nd July 37109 Blue Timetable
Friday 7th, Saturday 8th
and Sunday 9th July
Various Summer Diesel Gala
(Friday 14th July) (37109) (Driver Experience) Raise The Roof 6 (Live Music)
Saturday 15th July 37109 Yellow Timetable Raise The Roof 6 (Live Music)
Sunday 16th July D9537 Blue Timetable
Saturday 22nd July D832 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 23rd July D7076 Blue Timetable
(Monday 24th July) (D7076) (Driver Experience)
Saturday 29th July D9531 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 30th July 37109 Blue Timetable
Saturday 5th and
Sunday 6th August
Class 40
DMU
(Shunter)
Day Out with Thomas
(Shunter on Troublesome Trucks at Ramsbottom, not available for travel)
Saturday 12th August D832 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 13th August D7076 Blue Timetable
Saturday 19th August 31466 Yellow Timetable
Sunday 20th August 37109 Blue Timetable
Saturday 26th August 50015 Family Fun Weekend
Sunday 27th August D9537 Family Fun Weekend
Sunday 28th August D9531 Family Fun Weekend
Saturday 2nd September Class 40 Blue Timetable
Sunday 3rd September Class 40 Blue Timetable
Saturday 9th September D7076 Blue Timetable ELR Beer and Cider Festival
Sunday 10th September D832 Blue Timetable ELR Beer and Cider Festival
(Monday 11th September) (D832) (Driver Experience)
Saturday 16th September D832
(Class 37)
Blue Timetable
(Driver Experience)
Sunday 17th September D9537 Blue Timetable Vintage Transport Gathering
Saturday 23rd and
Sunday 24th September
Various Autumn Diesel Gala
Saturday 30th September 31466
Blue Timetable
Sunday 1st October 50015 Blue Timetable
(Monday 2nd October) (50015) (Driver Experience)
Saturday 7th and
Sunday 8th October
D1501
DMU
(Shunter)
Day Out with Thomas
(Shunter on Troublesome Trucks at Ramsbottom, not available for travel)
Saturday 14th and
Sunday 15th October
----- Autumn Steam Gala
Saturday 21st October DMU Blue Timetable
Sunday 22nd October DMU Blue Timetable
(Thursday 26th and Friday 27th October) (TBC) (Hallowe'en Ghost Trains - Event Tickets Apply)
Saturday 28th October DMU
(TBC)
Blue Timetable
(Hallowe'en Ghost Trains - Event Tickets Apply)
Sunday 29th October DMU 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.
2017 Season diesel event dates
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th February Winter Diesel Gala
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June Small Engines Weekend
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July Summer Diesel Gala
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September Autumn Diesel Gala
Saturday 4th 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
Winter Diesel Gala Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th February
Residents' Weekend Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March
Spring Steam Gala Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March
Sci-Fi on The Sidings Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April
Princess Adventure Fun Day Thursday 13th April
Classic Bike Rally Sunday 16th April
Alice in Wonderland Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd April
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May
Alice in Wonderland Friday 5th and Saturday 6th May
1940's Weekend Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th and Monday 29th May
Small Engines Weekend Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June
Race the Train Sunday 25th June
Summer Diesel Gala Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July
Raise The Roof 6 Friday 14th and Saturday 15th July
Princess Adventure Fun Day Thursday 27th July
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August
Princess Adventure Fun Day Thursday 17th August
Jungle Book Fun Days Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August
Family Fun Days Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August
ELR Beer and Cider Festival Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September
Vintage Transport Gathering Sunday 17th September
Autumn Diesel Gala Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September
Day Out with Thomas Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October
Autumn Steam Gala Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October
Hallowe'en Ghost Trains Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October
DMU Theme Day Saturday 4th November


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