After a great Christmas season the Directors are now focused on taking forward plans which strengthen the railway operationally and financially. Its clear 2016 was a record breaker and our achievements in 2017 are unlikely to surpass the level of visitor numbers and revenue income. Never the less we have an exciting range of events and … More News from the Boardroom Jan 2017
Each year the ELR Board reviews progress against its 2015-19 business plan. Note: Visitor Numbers – See earlier separate blog posting Financial Provisional figures indicate a further increase in income to around £4m up from £3.22m. It’s clear that increased revenue for 2016 benefitted significantly from two visits by Flying Scotsman which allowed significant small … More Annual Review of ELR Business Plan
Where do you start to sum up the success of 2016? By any measure it was a memorable year and a tribute to everyone connected with the railway both internally and externally. The return of the Flying Scotsman back in January got the year off to a flying start and at the end of this … More ELR Record Breaking 2016 for Visitors!!
The search for our new General Manager started today. This is a very important appointment for the ELR. We have put together a comprehensive recruitment pack which not only gives details of the type of candidate we are looking for but also showcases the ELR. The advert will be published nationally. Timelines Monday 20 February – Last … More General Manager Vacancy
During much of 2016 we enjoyed breaking a multitude of records and received a great many accolades across the ELR. However in this blog I want to congratulate and pay tribute our great volunteers and staff who manage the Bury Transport Museum who, during 2016, continued its remarkable journey since its opening in 2010. Visitor Numbers: 2010 – 12,800; … More Bury Transport Museum – Another Record Year!!
Signalling and Telecoms – I want to pay tribute to the S&T team who stepped in at short notice to repair signalling damaged by a contractor’s failing machine. It is believed the switch lock body was run over by the flail. This is supported by the fact that a flat pulley wheel on the … More December 2016 – Round Up
Boardroom Update – We have held two Board meetings in a space of 4 days covering our normal meeting at the end of November and a special meeting on the 1st December. General Manager – We had a long debate about the way forward for our railway and how a new manager would lead and … More News From the Boardroom (Nov-Dec 16)
This November has been a lot about Awards and the relaunch of the Company newsletter and a visit from ITV Granada. ELR Newsletter The newsletter is important in so far as we are able to keep everyone informed about what is happening right across the railway so check out this latest edition november-2016-issue-10-1 Lancashire Tourism Awards … More November (2016) Roundup
Decisions and updates from the October Board meeting. Trackside Catering-It was agreed to re-open the kitchen to serve hot food for our volunteers and customers. Trackside Toilets – The drains on the Trackside are still an issue. As part of the Phase 2 of the toilet refurbishment plan, these works need to be addressed first, … More News from the Boardroom (Oct 2016)
ELR Open Forum – 12 October 2016 Q&A Feedback A number of questions were raised at the ELR Open Forum, where over 80 members attended. Thanks to everyone who asked a question. These Q&A’s will also be published in the January edition of the ELR News. Q – Photographers – Can a tour of Baron … More ELR Open Forum – Q&A Feedback