The Railway’s past is inextricably linked to that of the area's industry. The railway provided industries with a vital link to the country’s network of import, export, raw materials and, most importantly, workers. Even in those utilitarian times however, the East Lancashire Railway provided a leisure-time service for holidaying workers.
Today, the East Lancashire Railway is one of Lancashire's top family attractions, hosting events all through the year. Pre-book tickets on their website before travelling.