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East Lancashire Railway

Bury, Greater Manchester, England

  • A steam train exits a station at the East Lancashire Railway
  • A train styled like Thomas the Tank Engine carrying happy children at the East Lancashire Railway
  • A steam train pulls into a station one evening at the East Lancashire Railway

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

The East Lancashire Railway service operates an historic steam trains from Rawtenstall to Heywood passing over viaducts and through tunnels. There are special events throughout the year, such as Friends of Thomas the Tank Engine and lots more besides, so check for details.

The North West is a veritable treasure trove for ramblers, featuring some fine walking country. Why not meander down the Irwell Sculpture Trail?

Stretching 33 miles through Salford, Bury and Rossendale, the Irwell Sculpture Trail makes for a unique day out for the family, and it's free! Walk up hills and through scenic woodlands in your sculpture search.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


Bolton Street Station, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0EY, England


Click here to visit East Lancashire Railway's website
0161 764 7790

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Opening hours are subject to change. Please check the link for detailed times of your visit. 


Freedom Of The Line Ticket

Family: £38.00

Adults: £14.80

Concessions: £13.30

Kids: £9.40

Return Ticket

Adults: £8.20

Concessions: £6.00

Kids: £4.00


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