East Lancashire Railway Rossendale
Transport yourself back into the romantic age of steam, take a trip along the photogenic 12 mile line and have the thrill of capturing the perfect shot. There are loads of opportunities to take advantage of a few of these fantastic and unique photo opportunities which the East Lancashire Railway provides.
Make the trip from grandparent to grandchild on a journey that spans generations on this heritage railway.
Using a storied history stretching back to the start of the Industrial Revolution, the East Lancashire Railway is the steam powered heart of the Irwell Valley, planting products and people around the area for almost 200 decades!
A Day to Remember in Rossendale
The line runs for 12 miles through panoramic Lancastrian landscapes, from lovely coastal panoramas and postcard pretty villages to bustling Victorian towns and cotton mill dotted horizons. Each channel offers something unique, from historical Heywood to relaxing Rawtenstall, scenic Summerseat and bustling Bury.
Neighborhood attractions include real ale pubs, quaint tea rooms, quirky boutiques, markets, restaurants, cafés and much more!
Have a walk on the”light side” on a professionally directed Rail Ale Trail, experience the enchantment of dining aboard a heritage steam train or find the North West’s transport history at the Bury Transport Museum. The railroad also hosts an annual programme of events to suit any age and interest. Put on your dancing shoes and sashay as well as the popular 1940s Weekend or create magical memories to board the award-winning Santa Specials.
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