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The East Lancashire Railway

Bolton Street Station Bolton Street, Bury BL9 0EY, England
0161 764 7790
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A great day out.

A great trip for a two year old and his grandparents. Everyone who works for the railway was so... read more

Reviewed yesterday
_maylott14
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London, United Kingdom
short visit

We found the experience exceptional, great value for money, station had lots of charactor, lots to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lynn F
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Located in Bury, just 30 minutes from Manchester City Centre, is the award-winning East Lancashire Railway, a heritage railway that runs steam and diesel train services through the beautiful Pennine Lancashire scenery. There are plenty of things to see and do and stations are well equipped for group visits with cafés, pubs, gift shops and a dedicated Transport Museum, housing vintage vehicles, transport memorabilia and interactive exhibits. Guided tours and talks are also available. The railway also has some fantastic events scheduled throughout the year from guided Rail Ale Trail tours of some of the excellent local drinking spots to the nostalgia of their award winning 1940's weekend. Looking for something a little different? Why not indulge in a luxury steam train hauled dining experience on board Orient Express style carriages, learn to drive a train or get snap happy with a Photography Course?
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Bolton Street Station Bolton Street, Bury BL9 0EY, England
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Reviewed yesterday

A great trip for a two year old and his grandparents. Everyone who works for the railway was so kind, helpful and committed to its success. The Bury transport museum was also really good. The train has a toilet which ius great for a two...More

Thank _maylott14
Reviewed 2 days ago

We found the experience exceptional, great value for money, station had lots of charactor, lots to see, stop offs, buffett service on train

Thank Lynn F
Reviewed 3 days ago

28 of us boarded the steam train at Bury, Bolton Street and proceeded along the line to Rawtenstall. We rode in the Pullman coach, which was very comfortable and we partook of an excellent two course meal, including wine (Which was extra).The catering was by...More

Thank Fragosiriani
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent place to visit,always something different to see arrived just as a steam train was being prepared to leave,very nostalgic.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 5 days ago

On one of the hottest days this year, we went on a dining with disctinction train trip. The refurbished steam locomotive is beautiful and the carriage are comfortable and reflect the old era they represent. The toilets have old fashioned taps at the basins and...More

Thank Almie K
ELR-Dining-Manager, Manager at The East Lancashire Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review on Tripadvisor. If you could copy and paste your review on to our tripadvisor page dedicated to the Dining train, I would be extremely grateful. Just search for 'Dining with Distinction' Thanks! regards Andy McNamara Dining Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

A very enjoyable return trip from Bury through the lovely Irwell Valley to Rawtenstall, then back through Ramsbottom and Bury to the end of the line at Heywood, before returning to Bury. Travelling on vintage BR MK1 railway carriages pulled by a magnificent Great Western...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Xmas gift what a wonderful day weather great food wonderful and service by the staff on train could not be better.The train ride from Bury to the top of the line and back good as usual.Hope if anyone goes on this day out...More

Thank Colin D
ELR-Dining-Manager, Manager at The East Lancashire Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review on Tripadvisor. If you could copy and paste your review on to our tripadvisor page dedicated to the Dining train, I would be extremely grateful. Just search for 'Dining with Distinction' Thanks! regards Andy McNamara Dining Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been bought the trip on the real ale train trip for my birthday, I must say what a great day out we had. The old steam trains and carriages were great to see. The real ale was good as well. Very good day out,...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the Lancastrian lunch experience. The service was first class,from drinks at the station to the meal on board, A good way to ride a steam train and value for money. Everything went like clockwork on board the train with attentive and polite staff. A...More

Thank alanw00dy
ELR-Dining-Manager, Manager at The East Lancashire Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review on Tripadvisor. If you could copy and paste your review on to our tripadvisor page dedicated to the Dining train, I would be extremely grateful. Just search for 'Dining with Distinction' Thanks! regards Andy McNamara Dining Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our granddaughter bought us two tickets for afternoon tea on your steam train trip which we did yesterday, June 14th. It did not disappoint! The train was full, the carriages were spotlessly clean and we thoroughly enjoyed our delightful journey and credit must also go...More

Thank Ronald S
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Kim T
I have 2 Afternoon Tea tickets given to me as a present. Can you tell me whether we will be sat on a two sweater table or with 2 other strangers please? It is carriage A seats 43-44. Thanks
31 May 2017|
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Response from ELR-Dining-Manager | Property representative |
Please email me at diningDOTmanagerATeastlancsrailwayDOTorgDOTuk and include your order number and I will advise further.
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SinoSheila
Can I come next Monday or Tuesday? We have a visitor who is a steam buff and I'm looking at ways to entertain him
21 March 2017|
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Response from ELR-Dining-Manager | Property representative |
Hi I am afraid we are closed during the week in March and only open on Sat & Sun. Our opening times are Wed to Sun in April apart from 12th-23rd April which we are then open EVERY day. Visit our website for more details.
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amg2503
Is there much difference between the service you receive in the carriages? I'm just wondering if you have to wait longer to be served if you're in carriage C rather than carriage A & therefore your food has gone cold.
3 February 2017|
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Response from Chris1234854 | Reviewed this property |
We only went on the Santa special so didn't have food.
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