Board received a positive performance report for August with visitor numbers reaching over 25,000 compared to 20,000 in 2017 a rise of 25% thanks to the Flying Scotsman visit, Sci-fi on the Sidings and Wizard events. Visitor figures for Bury Transport Museum from January to August 2018 are 32,822 compared to 30,379 for the … More News from the Boardroom-September 2018 (Part 2)
This month’s Board meeting was split into two distinct parts. Strengthening of Safety Procedures and supporting roles. Normal Business. Part 1 The safety and welfare of our volunteers, paid staff and customers has and always will be our top priority. The ongoing challenge for Board is to look for ways to strengthen ELR policies and … More News from the Boardroom-September 2018 (Part 1)
This was one of four joint board meetings a year with Trustees from the ELR Preservation Society attending. Memorial Plaque – The ELR Board and the ELR Preservation Society wanted to mark, in some way, the achievements of past and present working Members as a perment acknowledgement of their efforts in not only reopening the … More News from the Boardroom (August 2018)
I visited Ian Riley and Son on 4th September to get an update on repairs to the crab’s boiler. Riley’s have 5 staff working on the boiler repairs. The NDT survey and an examination have been successfully completed. By necessity the work to the boiler has expanded to now include a new front boiler … More 13065 (The Crab) Update
Please check out the latest newsletter from the Heritage Rail Association. Two articles announce seminars at the ELR. https://gallery.mailchimp.com/0c767f4954c6072db8e523074/files/2e3eb484-7b5b-466b-9da0-a96f0f653b14/HRANews.August2018.Final_.pdf September – HRA youth Day October – Carriage Maintenance on Mark I’s ELR Barbeque Our very first ELR barbeque was held to acknowledge the great work of our volunteers. The event was an outstanding success … More Seminars on the ELR & BBQ Success!
As the hot summer continues, operationally, this has impacted on the ELR with the risk of line side fires, several of which had to be attended by the fire brigade. As a result, Board were advised that steam services were suspended for several days in July. Fire control measures are currently set at level 1 … More News from the Boardroom (July 2018)
Summer BBQ A date for the diary. As a thank to our fabulous band of volunteers and paid staff we are hosting a summer barbeque on Saturday 11th August in the Bury Transport Museum at Castlecroft from 18.00. Come along bring your partner and enjoy a great ELR summer evening. Burrs … More The summer that keeps on Giving!
Whilst the hot summer continues the ELR has enjoyed record numbers of visitors and taking advantage of an extended period of dry hot weather. On the flip side, our staff and volunteers have excelled in ensuring timetabled services were successfully delivered. The Board expressed their grateful thanks, as ever, to these wonderful people. Update 13065 … More News from the Boardroom (June 2018)
The East Lancashire Railway has announced that steam locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman will be hauling a special fundraising railtour from Bury Bolton Street to Holyhead in order to raise funds for 34092 City of Wells. Flying Scotsman will depart Bury Bolton Street on the 15th September 2018. This is a one-off railtour to North Wales and … More City of Wells Flyer Announced
Buckley Wells – The Board were presented with an update on progress. The ELR has one of the largest locomotive, carriage and wagon maintenance, repair and restoration sites of any UK heritage railway. Within the site is the Grade 2 listed 1856 works building. The successful development of Buckley Wells is central to managing current … More News from the Boardroom (May 2018)