The East Lancashire Railway was first established in 1846 and continues to be one of Rossendale's most frequently visited tourist attractions, now carrying over 120,000 passengers a year. The line is over 12 miles long and runs between Heywood and Rawtenstall, with beautiful views as the trains cross the River Irwell and continue climbing up the Rossendale valley.
The East Lancs Railway is the home of Jimmy the Jinty 47324, which was built in 1926 in Glasgow. Jimmy the Jinty is one of only ten "jinty's" that have survived into preservation from the 422 that were built between 1924 and 1930. Jimmy the Jinty is a perfect venue for children's parties as he has his own song and several books have been written about his exciting adventures.
The East Lancashire Railway offers so much more than just rail transport services; it has an ongoing timetable of events and is one of Rossendale's premier tourist attractions. With low cost fares and availability for children's activities and parties, the East Lancs Railway is the ideal family day out.
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