Diesel locomotives team up for East Lancashire Railway Diesel Gala

40145 and 31466 pass Townsend Fold on the East Lancashire Railway
40145 and 31466 pass Townsend Fold on the East Lancashire Railway

This weekend, on the 22nd and 23rd September 2018, the East Lancashire Railway will be holding their Autumn Diesel Gala, with a number of locomotives in action.

Both days will feature an intensive timetable, allowing you to have a ride behind a locomotive and stop off at some of the intermediate stops and get some photos.

Fares for the day tickets for the gala can be found below:

Adult Concession Child Family
One Day  £24.50 £22.00 £15.50 £64.50
Two Day  £43.00 £39.00 £28.00  —


An intensive timetable will be in operation throughout the weekend. A timetable for the event, covering both days, can also be found by clicking here.

Locomotives that are expected to be in service over the weekend are:

  • D9537
  • D7629
  • 33109
  • 37109
  • 40145
  • D832
  • 45108
  • D1501
  • 47765
  • 50015
  • 56006

Once again, this looks a superb event, and if the weather plays ball – we hope to be around on Sunday. Enjoy your weekend if you are attending!

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