East Lancashire Railway [Preserved]

Introduction

This preserved line runs from Bury Bolton Street to Rawtenstall and from Bury Bolton Street to Heywood.



Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Bury to Rawtenstall

Visiting 8F 2-8-0 48624 climbs up the steeply graded curve from Bury Knowsley St to Bolton St with a train from Heywood to Rawtenstall on 25th March ...
Mark Bartlett 25/03/2017
Tucked away in a siding behind Bury South signal box, former Southampton Docks Ruston & Hornsby shunter 07013 awaits attention. This 275hp DE 0-6-0 ...
Mark Bartlett 25/03/2017
4MT 2-6-4T 80097 was rescued from Barry in 1985 by the Bury Standard 4 Group. For a long time restoration proceeded very slowly in the open but the ...
Mark Bartlett 25/03/2017
Interior of Bury South signal box taken during a supervised visit on 25th March 2017 with kind permission of the ELR. This view looks south along the ...
Mark Bartlett 25/03/2017

This is a single platform station on the East Lancashire Railway [Preserved].
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Severn Valley based GWR 0-6-0ST 813 was a visitor to the ELR Small Engines 2017 gala and is seen here approaching Summerseat with the first train on ...
Mark Bartlett 03/06/2017
In addition to two train sets running between Heywood and Rawtenstall the 2017 ELR Small Engines Weekend also featured a variety of shunting locos ...
Mark Bartlett 03/06/2017
Immaculate Drewry Class 04 D2298, operating a train at the ELR Small Engines Gala, seen at Summerseat in June 2017. The inset picture shows the ...
Mark Bartlett 03/06/2017
Resident GRC&W Bubble Car 55001 approaches Summerseat, with a CCT van in tow, on a Ramsbottom to Bury service during the ELR Scenic Railcar ...
Mark Bartlett 04/11/2017

Smart looking EE Type 4 no D335 stands at Ramsbottom on 6 July during the East Lancashire Railway diesel gala. ...
Colin Alexander 06/07/2013
EE Type 4 no D335 with a train at Ramsbottom station on 6 July 2013 during the ELR diesel gala weekend. ...
Colin Alexander 06/07/2013
Deltic 55022 Royal Scots Grey with a train at Ramsbottom on 6 July 2013 during the ELR Diesel Gala. ...
Colin Alexander 06/07/2013
BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T 80080 approaches Ramsbottom with a train from Rawtenstall to Heywood on 3rd August 2016. The fireman is holding the single line ...
Mark Bartlett 03/08/2016

Visiting from the Worth Valley Railway, Spam Can West Country 4-6-2 34092 City of Wells slows to call at Irwell Vale whilst running ...
Mark Bartlett 19/08/2017
EE Type 4 40135 has been based on the East Lancashir Railway since 1988. It went to Barrow Hill in late 2016 for bodywork repairs, followed by a full ...
Mark Bartlett 19/08/2017
In a sudden downpour, that thankfully was quickly over, 40135 approaches Irwell Vale halt with a five coach train for Rawtenstall on 19th August 2017. ...
Mark Bartlett 19/08/2017
Newly restored BR Standard 4MT 76084 is wintering on the ELR and taking its turn on services in between main line runs. The 2-6-0 is seen leaving ...
Mark Bartlett 11/02/2017

LMS Hughes Crab 13065 standing in the rain at Rawenstall on 20 June 2015. ...
Peter Todd 20/06/2015
GCR based 8F 2-8-0 48624 draws into Rawtenstall on 25th March 2017. The loco had been part of the Lostock Hall themed steam gala earlier in the ...
Mark Bartlett 25/03/2017
Hymek D7076 photographed at Rawtenstall on the East Lancs Railway in 1997. ...
Colin Alexander //1997
Although the Pressed Steel Class 117 suburban DMUs did not operate in the North West the ELR set looks quite at home in Rawtenstall prior to working ...
Mark Bartlett 03/08/2016




Bury to Heywood