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
Its a little late, but check out this short video which illustrates the work that went into how the new station was built on a disused site adjacent to the Caravan Park in the heart of Burrs Country Park, thus adding the seventh station along the East lancs Railway – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRdIYrE4wKM&list=FLvOFQJ7jwzY7fki8irHe1Jw End
Historic first visit by Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester on the 26 September. Chairman and General Manager’s 4th annual open forum to be held on 2nd October at The Met. National General Manager’s Safety Group meeting to be hosted at the ELR on weekend 12 & 13 October. Tour of Britain cycle race travelled … More News from the Boardroom-September 2019
The Bury based East Lancashire Railway was delighted to welcome the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, for an official visit on Thursday 26 September. The award-winning heritage railway, Greater Manchester’s third most visited paid attraction, registered charity and volunteer run organisation, hosted the Mayor for a tour of their engineering hub and a ride … More MAYOR OF GREATER MANCHESTER ONBOARD WITH EAST LANCASHIRE RAILWAY AND FUTURE PLANS
After many months of dedicated work behind the scenes by volunteers we are now in the final phase to erect and attach a canopy to the existing building at Rawtenstall Station as part of ongoing improvements to station facilities. The canopy, which was rescued from a derelict station in Oldham, has been … More Rawtenstall Station Canopy Works Underway- September 2019
Headlines Three major paid staff vacancies have now been filled: Head of Operations-Jeff Armstrong Commercial Manager-Mark Hill Pubs Manager-John Locke All of these recruits will start with ELR by end of August/start of September. The ELR Open Forum date is fixed for Wednesday 2nd October 2019. Mike Moore, Chair of the ELR Volunteers Champion will … More News from the Boardroom August 2019
Headlines June passenger numbers up by 4% compared to the same month last year. Very successful summer diesel gala event. ELR Memorial Plaque unveiled at Bury Bolton Street Station. Appointments completed of Diesel fitter, Sales and Events Manager and Passenger Services. New leadership structure to be created to help better organise Permanent Way work programmes. … More News from the Boardroom – July 2019
ELR Memorial Plaque unveiled – 20 July 2019 Our thanks go to Phil Bailey, Joshua Dunbar, Lois Veevers Hatton, Abby Gallaher and Richard Law who represented the longest and youngest serving volunteers going back to the beginnings of the ELR. This plaque is a permanent reminder of the importance, value and effort made by volunteers … More A busy June-July 2019!