The ELR has again been privileged to welcome back the famous Flying Scotsman over the past 4 days, where over 8,000 tickets have been sold, bringing in revenue of over £200,000. My grateful thanks go to all our fantastic volunteers who have worked tirelessly in looking after all our many visitors coming from right across the UK. … More Flying Scotsman – An Historic Return!
Horncliffe – I’m afraid there is a further delay as the Environment Agency have changed the original arrangements whereby they were doing the rebuilding of the embankment. A contractor has now been appointed and we are liaising with them. Unfortunately the costs have gone up by a further £10,000 from £36,000 to £46,000. LCC have … More News from The Boardroom-September 2016 (2)
Work in laying out the new access up to the platform is complete. The fencing around the platform is also complete. Tarmac to the access path has commenced today (5 Oct) and will take a couple of days. On this photo a train is going through the station
Chairman’s Report to Board Heywood in Bloom 2017 – I have met with members of the Heywood in Bloom committee at Heywood Station. For 2017 it was agreed that the committee would adopt the platform and bring in and look after in additional planters. As a result, the station would be part of the Judging … More News from The Boardroom-September 2016 (1)
Working Members – Come and enjoy a free drink and a free ride behind Flying Scotsman! When will this happen? It will be on Thursday 13th October with the train leaving at 7pm. Enjoy a free drink before joining the train. There are still seats available. So come and join us on this historic evening. … More Free Drinks, Free Travel (Seats still available)
Are all ELRPS members taking up the invitation to meet and hear from the Chairman? Why not come along on Wednesday 12th October doors open 6.30 for 7.00pm start at the Elizabethan Suite in Bury. The bar will be open. If you can attend you will hear me talking about: – ELR Vision – ELR Challenges – ELR Projects – … More ELR Open Forum (12 October 2016)
Platform now with newly laid concrete, it looks awesome! Well done to the guys from Cheetham Hill Construction, who toiled all day in boiling temperatures for over 12 hours only to suffer a huge thunderstorm just as they were finishing.
The stone base has has now been completed in several layers compacted for each layer. The first 25m of galvanised steel formwork has been laid for the platform. The formwork is held in place with galvansied metal pins to hold the whole construction firmly in place. This is critical so that when the reinforced … More Burrs New Station Update (8 Sept 2016)
Malcolm Kirkwood – The Chairman made a presentation to Malcolm who has retired from the ELR Board after serving for 14 years as Traction Director. Like all our volunteers Malcolm has played a huge part in the ELR’s success and has transformed the Steam & Diesel Departments. Malcolm also served on the ELRPS Council. … More News from the Boardroom (August 2016)
Working Members – Come and enjoy a free drink and a free ride behind Flying Scotsman! When will this happen? It will be on Thursday 13th October with the train leaving at 7pm. Enjoy a free drink before joining the train. There are still seats available. So come and join us on this historic evening. … More Free Drinks, Free Travel!