News from the Boardroom-June 2021

Headlines A small number of staff tested positive for COVID 19 and all post Covid actions properly applied in such circumstances. Raffle fundraising total to date has exceeded £15k. Wheel flange lubrication in place and  assisting in controlling wheel flange wear. New ELR Website launch due early July. Quay Tickets partnership agreement – contract extension … More News from the Boardroom-June 2021

News from the Boardroom – 28 May 2021

Headlines Pubs re-opened for indoor service on 17th May. Flange lubricators now working at Bury’s South Curve and three further ones have been acquired. 60009 due to operate for the May Bank Holiday Weekend and Half Term Week. New Volunteer’s Guide agreed Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Group established RM3 for Heritage Railways Guidance discussed and … More News from the Boardroom – 28 May 2021

News from the Boardroom – 30 April 2021

Headlines Fly tipping collection trains have resulted in large volumes of rubbish removed from the lineside. ORR visit to inspect structures and bridges during May. Trackside and Buffer Stops pubs re-opened for outdoor service on 12th April. More successful grant awards. 30th Anniversary-reopening of Rawtenstall Station, 27th April 1991 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPO1rCpzNxs Safety Team Update Two … More News from the Boardroom – 30 April 2021

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