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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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Thursday, 1st September 2016 - Thursday, 1st September 2016

Saturday, 3rd September 2016 - Saturday, 3rd September 2016

Wednesday, 7th September 2016 - Wednesday, 7th September 2016

Thursday, 15th September 2016 - Thursday, 15th September 2016

Wednesday, 21st September 2016 - Wednesday, 21st September 2016

Saturday, 8th October 2016 - Saturday, 8th October 2016

Wednesday, 26th October 2016 - Wednesday, 26th October 2016

Steam Footplate Rides
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Saturday, 3rd September 2016 - Saturday, 3rd September 2016

Secret Agent Murder Mystery Night
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Monday, 5th September 2016 - Monday, 5th September 2016

Monday, 12th September 2016 - Monday, 12th September 2016

Friday, 16th September 2016 - Friday, 16th September 2016

Friday, 23rd September 2016 - Friday, 23rd September 2016

Friday, 7th October 2016 - Friday, 7th October 2016

Monday, 10th October 2016 - Monday, 10th October 2016

Friday, 21st October 2016 - Friday, 21st October 2016

Monday, 24th October 2016 - Monday, 24th October 2016

Friday, 4th November 2016 - Friday, 4th November 2016

Friday, 18th November 2016 - Friday, 18th November 2016

Monday, 21st November 2016 - Monday, 21st November 2016

Bronze Steam Experience
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Thursday, 8th September 2016 - Thursday, 8th September 2016

Friday, 30th September 2016 - Friday, 30th September 2016

Thursday, 6th October 2016 - Thursday, 6th October 2016

Silver Steam Experience
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Friday, 9th September 2016 - Sunday, 11th September 2016

Ales on the Rails - Beer & Cider Festival
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Friday, 9th September 2016 - Sunday, 11th September 2016

The Rossendale 60's Festival 2016
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Friday, 16th September 2016 - Friday, 16th September 2016

1950s Rock and Roll Murder Mystery Night
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Saturday, 17th September 2016 - Saturday, 17th September 2016

Guided Rail Ale Trail - Pies & Pints
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Saturday, 17th September 2016 - Saturday, 17th September 2016

Saturday, 22nd October 2016 - Saturday, 22nd October 2016

Diesel Cab Rides
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Sunday, 18th September 2016 - Sunday, 18th September 2016

Vintage Transport Gathering
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Thursday, 22nd September 2016 - Thursday, 22nd September 2016

Thursday, 20th October 2016 - Thursday, 20th October 2016

Friday, 11th November 2016 - Friday, 11th November 2016

Bronze Diesel Experience
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Saturday, 24th September 2016 - Sunday, 25th September 2016

Autumn Diesel Gala
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Saturday, 1st October 2016 - Sunday, 2nd October 2016

Day Out With Thomas TM
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Thursday, 13th October 2016 - Sunday, 16th October 2016

Flying Scotsman Returns
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Friday, 14th October 2016 - Sunday, 16th October 2016

Autumn Steam Gala
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Thursday, 27th October 2016 - Sunday, 30th October 2016

Halloween Ghost Trains
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Saturday, 5th November 2016 - Saturday, 5th November 2016

DMU Theme Day
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Saturday, 19th November 2016 - Sunday, 20th November 2016

Lancashire Weekend
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Saturday, 26th November 2016 - Sunday, 27th November 2016

Saturday, 3rd December 2016 - Sunday, 4th December 2016

Saturday, 10th December 2016 - Sunday, 11th December 2016

Saturday, 17th December 2016 - Sunday, 18th December 2016

Wednesday, 21st December 2016 - Saturday, 24th December 2016

Santa Specials
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Wednesday, 7th December 2016 - Wednesday, 7th December 2016

Friday, 9th December 2016 - Friday, 9th December 2016

Wednesday, 14th December 2016 - Wednesday, 14th December 2016

Friday, 16th December 2016 - Friday, 16th December 2016

Christmas Shopper Specials
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Monday, 26th December 2016 - Monday, 26th December 2016

Mince Pie Specials
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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 Finalist Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2014

Opening Times

East Lancashire Railway (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)
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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