News from the Boardroom – 26 March 2021

Headlines  Main focus for Board was to agree a reopening plan in line with the governments 4 step ‘unlocking’ programme. The two pubs will reopen on the 12th April and railway May  1st The Company has now had its insurance claim of £100,000 approved for business interruption following a judgement from the UK’s Supreme Court. … More News from the Boardroom – 26 March 2021

News from the Boardroom – February 2021

 Headlines Two new people elected to ELR Board. Drafting of the Annual Safety Plan is underway. Alderbottom track relay work progressing. Off track work progressing with vegetation clearance. Website development project progressing. Covid easements announced by government on 22nd February. Whilst Flying Scotsman for Easter has been cancelled event planning underway  for Q3 and 4 … More News from the Boardroom – February 2021

News from the Boardroom – 29 January 2021

Nobody in the railway, staff or volunteers at the beginning on 2020, could have predicted the dramaticand traumatic year on the ELR. Indeed to still be ‘gripped’ by the pandemic 12months later creates further unique challenges as the board and senior managersplot a ‘safe pathway’ to survival. The ELR in 2020, like all organisations were … More News from the Boardroom – 29 January 2021

News from the Boardroom – 27 November 2020

This report omits some departments/areas due to furlough restrictions. This meeting was also held prior to the outcome of Bury Council’s opinion of the running of Santa Specials in a Tier 3 area. Headlines Preparations for Santa operations underway. 80080 departed the ELR.  Safety Report ORR final report discussed and signed off by Board. All … More News from the Boardroom – 27 November 2020

Santa Specials Tribute – Middle Band & Update – 5 December 2020

The loss of the first two weekends of Santa Specials was a devastating blow to the railway, its friends and many thousands of ELR customers. Our good friends at Middle Band have put together words and music to express their sorrow at this time. I don’t mind admitting I burst into tears when I viewed … More Santa Specials Tribute – Middle Band & Update – 5 December 2020