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.

Steam trains set to return to Bury as East Lancashire Railway...

The East Lancashire Railway has announced that it will begin running a limited service from Saturday 1st August 2020.

Pete Waterman offers model railway tour to help East Lancashire Railway

Pop producer, Pete Waterman, is offering a private tour of his model railway to help keep the future of the East Lancashire Railway secure.

Pete Waterman asks for donations towards East Lancashire Railway Support Fund

Pete Waterman, steam enthusiast and President of the East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society, has released a video asking for the public to donate towards the East Lancashire Railway Support Fund to help the line through the difficult times caused by COVID-19.

Farewell to steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa on the...

Yesterday, Wednesday 22th of April 2020, saw the mainline boiler certificate expire for London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) A4 Class No.60009 "Union of South Africa".

Coronavirus: Event Changes at the East Lancs Railway 

The East Lancashire Railway has posted an update on a number of upcoming events which will now be altered due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Flying Scotsman event POSTPONED – East Lancashire Railway

The East Lancashire Railway has announced that the Scotsman on Stage event has been postponed.

Coronavirus: The full list of railways affected by Covid-19

As new government guidance sets in, which says travel if only necessary, and avoid social contact, many railways are cancelling events, and worse, closing.

Britannia Weekend postponed, but Easter steam trains will run, says East...

The East Lancashire Railway has announced that they have postponed their Best of British weekend.

WATCH: A4 steam locomotive Union of South Africa in the winter...

Sunday 19th January 2020 saw the East Lancashire Railway operate LNER A4 Pacific No. 60009 Union of South Africa on normal passenger services. 

WATCH: steam locomotive 34092 City of Wells visits the North Yorkshire...

Sunday 7th April 2019 saw the North Yorkshire Moors Railway host their season opening event for 2019 featuring Spam Can 34092 City of Wells. This...

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...

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...

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...

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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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


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