This weeks Throwback Thursdays steams us back to early 2016 as we visit the East Lancashire Railway as they hold their annual Spring Steam Gala.

The 2016 Spring Steam Gala featured all home steam locomotives. This included 34092 City of Wells, LMS Crab No. 13065, No. 32 ‘Gothenburg’, BR Standard 4MT No. 80080 and BR Black 5 No. 44871.

The video features a variety of double headers, top and tailing, freight trains and plenty of steam!

This upcoming weekend is the 2017 Spring Steam Gala at the East Lancashire Railway. Please click here to find out more information

More East Lancs Railway

Aug
12
Mon
Steam Train Driver Experience – East Lancashire Railway
Aug 12 all-day
Steam Train Driver Experience - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom

Live your dream and join the East Lancashire Railway on one of their Drive a Steam Train experience days.

Featuring a variety of locomotives on various days throughout 2019, this is your chance to hop on the footplate and take control of a mighty steam engine.

Included in the price is a driving and firing of the 16 miles of the ELR, guarding a train on the 16-mile long line and hot lunch and the option to include guests.

You will also receive a certificate and a 2019 ELRPS membership.

Activities and Services

  • Bury Bolton Street – Bury Transport Museum (with Castlecroft Café inside), The Trackside pub, The Buffet and Gift Shop
  • Rawtenstall Station – Buffer Stops Bar, Rawtenstall Café and Gift Shop

Locomotives – Will be added to this page when announced

Route + Times – Dates for this experience are found below, along with which locomotive you will be driving (if confirmed, all subject to change).

Date Locomotive Duration Route Cost Booking
22/02/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
01/03/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
22/03/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
29/03/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
12/04/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
26/04/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
29/04/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
13/05/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
17/05/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
03/06/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
07/06/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
17/06/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
12/07/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
15/07/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
19/07/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
12/08/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
19/08/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
02/09/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
16/09/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
27/09/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
07/10/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
14/10/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
25/10/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
08/11/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
15/11/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now

Fares – Each experience day costs £425 each

Other Information

For more information, please visit the East Lancashire Railway’s website here

Other events available to view by clicking here

Aug
19
Mon
Steam Train Driver Experience – East Lancashire Railway
Aug 19 all-day
Steam Train Driver Experience - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom

Live your dream and join the East Lancashire Railway on one of their Drive a Steam Train experience days.

Featuring a variety of locomotives on various days throughout 2019, this is your chance to hop on the footplate and take control of a mighty steam engine.

Included in the price is a driving and firing of the 16 miles of the ELR, guarding a train on the 16-mile long line and hot lunch and the option to include guests.

You will also receive a certificate and a 2019 ELRPS membership.

Activities and Services

  • Bury Bolton Street – Bury Transport Museum (with Castlecroft Café inside), The Trackside pub, The Buffet and Gift Shop
  • Rawtenstall Station – Buffer Stops Bar, Rawtenstall Café and Gift Shop

Locomotives – Will be added to this page when announced

Route + Times – Dates for this experience are found below, along with which locomotive you will be driving (if confirmed, all subject to change).

Date Locomotive Duration Route Cost Booking
22/02/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
01/03/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
22/03/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
29/03/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
12/04/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
26/04/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
29/04/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
13/05/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
17/05/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
03/06/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
07/06/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
17/06/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
12/07/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
15/07/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
19/07/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
12/08/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
19/08/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
02/09/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
16/09/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
27/09/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
07/10/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
14/10/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
25/10/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
08/11/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
15/11/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now

Fares – Each experience day costs £425 each

Other Information

For more information, please visit the East Lancashire Railway’s website here

Other events available to view by clicking here

Sep
2
Mon
Steam Train Driver Experience – East Lancashire Railway
Sep 2 all-day
Steam Train Driver Experience - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom

Live your dream and join the East Lancashire Railway on one of their Drive a Steam Train experience days.

Featuring a variety of locomotives on various days throughout 2019, this is your chance to hop on the footplate and take control of a mighty steam engine.

Included in the price is a driving and firing of the 16 miles of the ELR, guarding a train on the 16-mile long line and hot lunch and the option to include guests.

You will also receive a certificate and a 2019 ELRPS membership.

Activities and Services

  • Bury Bolton Street – Bury Transport Museum (with Castlecroft Café inside), The Trackside pub, The Buffet and Gift Shop
  • Rawtenstall Station – Buffer Stops Bar, Rawtenstall Café and Gift Shop

Locomotives – Will be added to this page when announced

Route + Times – Dates for this experience are found below, along with which locomotive you will be driving (if confirmed, all subject to change).

Date Locomotive Duration Route Cost Booking
22/02/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
01/03/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
22/03/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
29/03/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
12/04/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
26/04/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
29/04/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
13/05/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
17/05/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
03/06/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
07/06/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
17/06/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
12/07/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
15/07/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
19/07/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
12/08/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
19/08/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
02/09/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
16/09/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
27/09/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
07/10/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
14/10/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
25/10/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
08/11/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now
15/11/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £425.00 Book Now

Fares – Each experience day costs £425 each

Other Information

For more information, please visit the East Lancashire Railway’s website here

Other events available to view by clicking here

Sep
14
Sat
Drive A Diesel Train Experience – East Lancashire Railway
Sep 14 all-day
Drive A Diesel Train Experience - East Lancashire Railway @ East Lancashire Railway | Rawtenstall | England | United Kingdom

Live your dream and join the East Lancashire Railway on one of their Drive a Diesel Train experience days.

Featuring a variety of locomotives on various days throughout 2019, this is your chance to hop on the footplate and take control of a mighty diesel engine.

Included in the price is a driving and second manning of the 16 miles of the ELR, guarding a train on the 16-mile long line and hot lunch and the option to include guests.

You will also receive a certificate and a 2019 ELRPS membership.

Activities and Services

  • Bury Bolton Street – Bury Transport Museum (with Castlecroft Café inside), The Trackside pub, The Buffet and Gift Shop
  • Rawtenstall Station – Buffer Stops Bar, Rawtenstall Café and Gift Shop

Locomotives – Will be added to this page when announced

Route + Times – Dates for this experience are found below, along with which locomotive you will be driving (if confirmed, all subject to change).

Date Locomotive Duration Route Cost Booking
23/03/2019 Class 40***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
13/04/2019 Class 45 108***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
27/04/2019 Class 37 109***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
18/05/2019 D5054***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
31/05/2019 Class 40***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
14/06/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
03/07/2019 Class 37 109***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
14/09/2019 D1501***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
19/09/2019 D5054***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
11/10/2019 Class 40***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
02/11/2019 Class 50 015***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now

Fares – Each experience day costs £340 each

Other Information

For more information, please visit the East Lancashire Railway’s website here

Other events available to view by clicking here

Michael Holden avatar
I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.