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
Highlights of 2019 As we say goodbye to 2019, every one of our paid staff and working volunteers can be very proud of what has been achieved. Whilst 2018 was a record year, 2019 would be a very different year without the significant revenues from Flying Scotsman and where rising restoration and running costs are … More ELR Highlights of 2019
This was a joint meeting where the four nominated Society trustees attended. This meeting also shared an important milestone where the East Lancashire Light Railway Company, after 2 years of trying, have been awarded charitable status. Last meeting for David Layland as the ELR’s Financial Controller. The Board thanked David for the many years of … More News from the Boardroom-November 2019
Have you seen the latest TV series showing on the Yesterday Channel? If the answer is yes you will have seen two great eposodes where a part of the programme (shared with other heritage railways) showcases the very best of the ELR and its staff and volunteers. If its no read on please on! During … More ELR Starring on UK TV!
Headlines The General Manager’s National Safety Group meeting was hosted at the ELR, for the first time, on the weekend of 12 & 13th. Permanent Way – Person in Charge of Work training course took place on Saturday 21st September for Saturday team. Canopy works continue at Rawtenstall with the lift date scheduled for the … More News from the Boardroom – October 2019
The erection of the heritage canopy, which was rescued from a derelict station in Oldham, is the first phase of an ambitious and exciting expansion of facilities at the station. The ELR’s proposed £600,000 development will see Rawtenstall Station transformed to provide enhanced all weather facilities for not only visitors to the East Lancashire Railway … More Rawtenstall Station Heritage Canopy Erected