East Lancashire Railway

City of Wells at Irwell Vale on the East Lancashire Railway
City of Wells at Irwell Vale

The East Lancashire Railway is a standard gauge railway, located in Lancashire, North West England.

The Railway runs from Rawtenstall to Heywood via Irwell Vale, Ramsbottom, Summerseat, Burrs Country Park and Bury Bolton Street.

Refreshments are available at one of the main stations, Bury Bolton Street, in the trackside pub. Refreshments are also available on the train via the buffet.

Flying Scotsman to steam through Manchester and York

5000 people travel behind steam locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman at the...

The East Lancashire Railway has announced that around 5000 passengers travelled behind 60103 Flying Scotsman during her visits in September. The steam star ran passenger...
Thomas at the East Lancashire Railway

Steam locomotive Thomas set for visit to Ramsbottom this October

Thomas is set to visit the East Lancashire Railway. Join the blue engine, along with his friends and the Fat Controller, for a weekend...
40145 and 31466 pass Townsend Fold on the East Lancashire Railway

Diesel locomotives team up for East Lancashire Railway Diesel Gala

This weekend, on the 22nd and 23rd September 2018, the East Lancashire Railway will be holding their Autumn Diesel Gala, with a number of...
40012 Aureol

Class 40 locomotive has turbo failure and can’t attend Autumn Diesel...

The East Lancashire Railway has, unfortunately, had to replace 40012 Aureol with 40145 at their Autumn Diesel Gala after it has been confirmed that she...
40145 at Summerseat // Credit: Liam Barnes

Locomotive 40145 to haul trains at the East Lancashire Railway this...

The Class 40 Preservation Society have announced that Class 40 locomotive No.40145 will haul trains this weekend at the East Lancashire Railway. 40145 will haul...
Flying Scotsman to steam through Manchester and York

Steam locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman trip to Holyhead CANCELLED

The East Lancashire Railway, along with the Class 40 Preservation Society, has announced that the planned railtour to Holyhead with steam locomotive No.60103 Flying...
13065 overhaul

An update on steam locomotive No.13065 – 4th September 2018

Mike Kelly, of the East Lancashire Railway, has released an update on the overhaul work taking place on steam locomotive No.13065. Mike visited the Ian Riley...
Flying Scotsman to steam through Manchester and York

Steam locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman makes her final visit to Bury...

World famous steam locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman will be making her final visit to Bury of 2018 this week. Between the 5th and 8th September...
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East Lancashire Railway – 40s at 60 (4K)

Here is our latest video over on our YouTube channel, showcasing the East Lancashire Railway and their Class 40s at 60 gala. The event was...
Leander steams through Summerseat during the East Lancashire Railway Spring Steam Gala 2018video

East Lancashire Railway – Spring Steam Gala 2018 (4K)

Over the weekend of 3rd/4th March 2018, we find ourselves back at the East Lancashire Railway for the second time in 2018. In what was...
33109 Captain Bill Smith at Irwell Vale on the East Lancashire Railwayvideo

East Lancashire Railway – Sulzer Saturday (4K)

Here is our video of our trip to see the Sulzer Saturday gala held by the East Lancashire Railway, in Bury, on the 13th...
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....
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East Lancashire Railway – Lostock Hall Steam Gala – 2017 (4K)

On the 11th March 2017, we found ourselves setting off for another day filming at a gala. This time round its the East Lancashire...
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Throwback Thursdays – Ep. 60 – East Lancs Railway Spring Steam...

This weeks Throwback Thursdays steams us back to early 2016 as we visit the East Lancashire Railway as they hold their annual Spring Steam...
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day East Lancashire Railway
Come along to the East Lancashire Railway (ELR) for their second steam gala of 2018. ELR’s home fleet will work alongside visiting engines (TBC) on an intense timetable. Activities and Services Bury Bolton Street – Bury Transport[...]
Oct 24 all-day East Lancashire Railway
Join the Bury Transport Museum over the holidays for a drop-in Craft Workshops that is ideal to keep the kids amused whilst they are away from school. Activities and Services Bury Bolton Street – Bury Transport Museum (with[...]
Oct 25 all-day East Lancashire Railway
East Lancashire Railway (ELR) hold their Wizards Academy event for 2018, with this fun for all event. Main activities Train trips Wizard themed activities Activities and Services Bury Bolton Street – Bury Transport Museum (with Castlecroft Café inside),[...]
Oct 26 all-day East Lancashire Railway
East Lancashire Railway (ELR) host their 2018 Halloween Trains, with fun and games whilst you steam through the valley, past lonely platforms. Dress up in fancy dress and head through the dark tunnels. Activities and[...]

An adult ticket (for 18s and over) costs £15.50

A family ticket, for 2 adults and up to 3 children, costs £39.50

Concession fares, single tickets and tickets to intermediate stations are also available.

For more information on Times and Fares please visit the East Lancashire Railway Website

http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/