As ever, I hope all our staff, volunteers, customers and their families are safe and well. Its day 45 since the railway closed on the 20 March. Finance – Right now, as you would expect, finance continues to be our focus and biggest challenge to get through this period. The collapse in our revenues, denies … More ELR Lockdown Update-4 May 2020
Pete Waterman – President of the East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society – urges train fans and ELR supporters to donate to the East Lancashire Railway Support Fund to allow the railway and its 800 volunteers to reopen after Covid-19 forced the charity to close its doors. Click here to watch a short video – Appeal … More Pete Waterman leads the East Lancs Railway National Funding Campaign
I hope all our staff, volunteers, customers and their families are safe and well. Its day 45 since the railway closed on the 20 March. Whilst the railway is closed to the public there has been much activity behind the scenes. Finance – Right now, as you would expect, this is our biggest challenge to … More ELR Lockdown Update – 17 April 2020
Updated version – 13 April 2020 In these challenging times for our ELR and with extra time on my hands I have put together a picture montage with music. As some who know me, since I became chairman, I like to take photos of people and events to record this period in time. The vast … More The Spirit of the ELR burns Bright!
Now that we are all in Lockdown We go through each day without a frown __________________________________________ Our beloved ELR fell silent a short while ago No locos, no services. no visitors has been a blow __________________________________________ So we must do our best to stay safe and I send you all a virtual hug By doing … More Now that we are all in Lockdown!
Its only been a few days but I miss the ELR just being there for me! Now, as I sit at home, occasionally catching up on those jobs I have kept putting off for years, I got to thinking about my ELR and your ELR and what does the ELR mean to us? It brought … More What does the ELR mean to me?
Tracey Parkinson, our General Manager, has provided an update from today’s ELR COBRA meeting. With no trains operating and no revenue coming in we have taken the decision to furlough a number of employees for the time being. Some core of staff have been retained to cover essential tasks and provide an on site presence. … More ELR Operational Update- Monday 23 March 2020
Corona Virus – Operations Update Like all our heritage transport colleagues its been a tough week responding to an ever changing picture. On Monday, our General Manager set up an ELR Cobra team, which met daily to risk assess the impact on planned events, cash flow and future planning should the railway have to close. … More ELR HERITAGE RAILWAY ASKS FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT AS IT IS FORCED TO CLOSE
Headlines Next IOSH course is now fully subscribed and will be held 18-2 March 2020 in the BTM Education Suite. New P Way Team Leader appointed. Volunteer Champions Group – first mini-forum was very successful and took place on 1st & 2nd February. Will now become a regular feature of the group’s engagement with volunteers. … More News from the Boardroom – February 2020
Headlines Next IOSH course to be held 18thto 20th March 2020 in the BTM Education Suite. P Way Team Leader and Marketing Manager vacancies progressing well, interviews scheduled. Volunteer Champion’s Group – first mini-forum to take place on 1st & 2nd February. Volunteer BBQ scheduled for 25th July. Bury Transport Museum 10th Birthday Celebrations – … More News from the Boardroom – January 2020