60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway

Bury College students help out on the East Lancashire Railway ‘Santa Special’ trains

The East Lancashire Railway, in Bury, teamed up with Bury College to give travel students the opportunity to gain valuable employability skills when they took part in the Santa Specials hosted by the East...
Paddington 2 Offical Picture

February Half Term Events at Preserved Railways – North East and West

Looking for something to do this February Half Term? Whether with your family, friends or yourself, here are a few preserved railways in the North East and North West England open this February Half...
Flying Scotsman approaches Irwell Vale on the East Lancs Railway

Riley signs steam locomotive ‘Flying Scotsman’ contract with heritage railway visits

Ian Riley has signed the contract with the National Railway Museum which sees him run 60103 Flying Scotsman until 2024 plus all of the day-to-day maintenance and overhaul. The National Railway Museum has also released...
Oliver Cromwell simmers away at London Victoria

Steam railtours and special railway events this month

As we begin the second month of 2018 (already!), we are pleased to announce that railway events and railtours have all been inputted into our events calendar. Along with the different heritage railway events, including...
60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway

East Lancashire Railway announce next visitor to the Spring Steam Gala

The East Lancashire Railway has announced that A4 Pacific, 60009 Union of South Africa is to visit the line for its Spring Steam Gala. The steam locomotive, which is sister to the world famous 'Mallard'...
Leander steams out of Holyhead

Steam Locomotive LMS Jubilee “Leander” joins Spring Steam Gala at East Lancashire Railway

LMS Jubilee Class No. 45690 "Leander" has been confirmed to join the East Lancashire Railway's (ELR) home fleet for their Spring Steam Gala in early March. 45690 Leander is usually seen out on the mainline, hauling...
No. 80080 at Rawtenstall on the East Lancashire Railway

Kids go free on the East Lancashire Railway

Start the year off the right way, with a steam train ride through the Irwell Valley. The East Lancashire Railway currently has a special offer on which means that kids can travel free. From the...

Rename for Riley Black 5 for 2018

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Glasgow Highlanders Infantry Regiment, Black 5 No. 45407 "The Lancashire Fusilier" will be Renumbered and Renamed as No. 5157 "The Glasgow Highlander". The Glasgow Highlanders Regiment, also known as the 105th...
48624 and 13065 at Summerseatvideo

12 Days Of Christmas – Day 2 – East Lancashire Railway

Day two of our look back on some of our highlights of 2017. Today, we feature the East Lancashire Railway in North West England. A preview of our upcoming DVD. Each day we will revisit...
92134's Boiler back on its Chassis // Credit 92134 FB Page

9F Boiler returns to the East Lancashire Railway

After successful steam testing, the Boiler of Locomotive 9F No. 92134 has been loaded onto a lorry, for transportation back to the East Lancashire Railway (ELR), where the remainder of the locomotive is currently...
7.25 inch gauge AGM DVD cover

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