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East Lancashire Railway

Type: Steam Railway

Bolton Street Station
Bolton Street
Bury
Lancashire
BL9 0EY

Tel: 0161 764 7790

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East Lancashire Railway

The East Lancashire Railway is a mainly steam hauled service between Heywood, Bury, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall. This popular steam railway offers a great day out for all of the family and hosts a wide variety of events and attractions to suit all ages and interests from railway enthusiasts to a couple looking for a romantic meal with a difference.

Break your journey at any of the stations to visit the characterful towns and villages of Lancashire, shop at the famous Bury market or sample Ramsbottom's selection of cafes and bars.

The railway's events include regular visits from Thomas the Tank EngineHalloween Ghost Trains and the incredibly popular Santa Specials which are a festive tradition for many in the area.

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Saturday, 4th March 2017 - Sunday, 5th March 2017

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Saturday, 19th August 2017 - Saturday, 19th August 2017

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Saturday, 9th September 2017 - Saturday, 9th September 2017

Saturday, 14th October 2017 - Saturday, 14th October 2017

Guided Rail Ale Trail - Summerseat & Ramsbottom
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Friday, 10th March 2017 - Sunday, 12th March 2017

Spring Steam Gala
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Saturday, 1st April 2017 - Sunday, 2nd April 2017

Sci-Fi on the Sidings
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Saturday, 8th April 2017 - Saturday, 8th April 2017

Saturday, 13th May 2017 - Saturday, 13th May 2017

Guided Rail Ale Trail - Burrs Country Park & Ramsbottom
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Thursday, 13th April 2017 - Thursday, 13th April 2017

Thursday, 27th July 2017 - Thursday, 27th July 2017

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The Princess Adventure - Family Fun Day
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Sunday, 16th April 2017 - Sunday, 16th April 2017

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Monday, 17th April 2017 - Monday, 17th April 2017

Easter Bonnet Day
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Friday, 21st April 2017 - Sunday, 23rd April 2017

Saturday, 6th May 2017 - Sunday, 7th May 2017

Alice in Wonderland
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Saturday, 22nd April 2017 - Saturday, 22nd April 2017

Guided Rail Ale Trail - Raise a Glass to St George
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Thursday, 27th April 2017 - Thursday, 27th April 2017

Thursday, 1st June 2017 - Thursday, 1st June 2017

Thursday, 3rd August 2017 - Thursday, 3rd August 2017

Thursday, 24th August 2017 - Thursday, 24th August 2017

Neverland Express
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Saturday, 29th April 2017 - Monday, 1st May 2017

Saturday, 5th August 2017 - Sunday, 6th August 2017

Saturday, 7th October 2017 - Sunday, 8th October 2017

Day Out With Thomas TM
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Saturday, 20th May 2017 - Saturday, 20th May 2017

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Guided Rail Ale Trail - Pies & Pints
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Saturday, 27th May 2017 - Monday, 29th May 2017

1940s Weekend at the East Lancashire Railway
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Saturday, 3rd June 2017 - Sunday, 4th June 2017

Small Engines Weekend
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Guided Rail Ale Trail - Hike for your Hops
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Sunday, 11th June 2017 - Sunday, 11th June 2017

Race the Train
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Saturday, 17th June 2017 - Sunday, 18th June 2017

Guided Rail Ale Trail - Father's Day Special
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Saturday, 1st July 2017 - Saturday, 1st July 2017

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Guided Rail Ale Trail - Rawtenstall & Ramsbottom
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Friday, 7th July 2017 - Sunday, 9th July 2017

Summer Diesel Spectacular
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Friday, 14th July 2017 - Saturday, 15th July 2017

Raise the Roof
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Guided Rail Ale Trail - Full Line Beer Special
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Friday, 18th August 2017 - Sunday, 20th August 2017

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Friday, 8th September 2017 - Sunday, 10th September 2017

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Saturday, 23rd September 2017 - Sunday, 24th September 2017

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Saturday, 14th October 2017 - Sunday, 15th October 2017

Autumn Steam Gala
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Saturday, 21st October 2017 - Saturday, 21st October 2017

Guided Rail Ale Trail - Lancashire Day Ales & Tales
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Thursday, 26th October 2017 - Saturday, 28th October 2017

Halloween Ghost Trains
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Saturday, 4th November 2017 - Saturday, 4th November 2017

Scenic Railcar Weekend
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Saturday, 18th November 2017 - Sunday, 19th November 2017

Lancashire Weekend
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Saturday, 25th November 2017 - Sunday, 26th November 2017

Saturday, 2nd December 2017 - Sunday, 3rd December 2017

Saturday, 9th December 2017 - Sunday, 10th December 2017

Saturday, 16th December 2017 - Sunday, 17th December 2017

Thursday, 21st December 2017 - Sunday, 24th December 2017

Santa Specials
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Saturday, 25th November 2017 - Sunday, 26th November 2017

Saturday, 2nd December 2017 - Sunday, 3rd December 2017

Saturday, 9th December 2017 - Sunday, 10th December 2017

Saturday, 16th December 2017 - Sunday, 17th December 2017

Wednesday, 20th December 2017 - Sunday, 24th December 2017

Santa Specials
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Wednesday, 6th December 2017 - Wednesday, 6th December 2017

Wednesday, 13th December 2017 - Wednesday, 13th December 2017

Wednesday, 20th December 2017 - Wednesday, 20th December 2017

Christmas Shopper Specials
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Tuesday, 26th December 2017 - Tuesday, 26th December 2017

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Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsTourism Event of the Year Tourism Event of the Year 2010
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLarge Visitor Attraction of the Year Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014
  • National Awards***Member of Marketing Lancashire ***Member of Marketing Lancashire 2014
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards 2016 - Finalist Lancashire Tourism Awards 2016 - Finalist 2016

Opening Times

East Lancashire Railway (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday09:0017:00*
Tuesday09:0017:00*
Wednesday09:0017:00*
Thursday09:0017:00*
Friday09:0017:00*
Saturday09:0017:00*
Sunday09:0017:00*

* Please check website for opening times and dates.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Family (2 adults, 3 children)£37.00 per ticket
Full Line Adult Return£14.50 per ticket
Full Line Child Return£9.20 per ticket
Full Line Concession Return£13.00 per ticket
Under 5s (except Day Out with Thomas)Free

Single and standard returns also available, more information on fares is available on http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/visit-us/fares/

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