East Lancashire Railway
The East Lancashire Railway has a long and rich heritage, stretching all the way back to when the first trains steamed into Bury in the 1840s.
It’s set along twelve miles of beautiful Lancashire countryside and includes seven stops, each with a preserved historical platform. It’s a great way to explore this part of the world and see the stunning scenery along the route.
One of the star attractions is the Bury Transport Museum which is packed with historic artefacts and vintage vehicles, including a horse-drawn tram that was once a chip shop. Turn the clock back and try on period costumes and get stuck in to hands-on activities. Exhibitions and workshops are always changing. During school holidays, they host drop-in sessions and special events including a Santa Claus train at Christmas.
If you’re looking for an extra-special day out, book onto the ELR’s luxury train with Pullman-style carriages, like those on the Orient Express. Steam through the charming Lancashire valleys while you enjoy a four-course meal or afternoon tea.
Special themed nights, Sunday lunch, murder mystery nights and even Christmas dinner can all be enjoyed on the ELR. It’s also available for private hire.