Working Members – Come and enjoy a free drink and a free ride behind Flying Scotsman! When will this happen? It will be on Thursday 13th October with the train leaving at 7pm. Enjoy a free drink before joining the train. There are still seats available. So come and join us on this historic evening. … More Free Drinks, Free Travel (Seats still available)
Are all ELRPS members taking up the invitation to meet and hear from the Chairman? Why not come along on Wednesday 12th October doors open 6.30 for 7.00pm start at the Elizabethan Suite in Bury. The bar will be open. If you can attend you will hear me talking about: – ELR Vision – ELR Challenges – ELR Projects – … More ELR Open Forum (12 October 2016)
Platform now with newly laid concrete, it looks awesome! Well done to the guys from Cheetham Hill Construction, who toiled all day in boiling temperatures for over 12 hours only to suffer a huge thunderstorm just as they were finishing.
The stone base has has now been completed in several layers compacted for each layer. The first 25m of galvanised steel formwork has been laid for the platform. The formwork is held in place with galvansied metal pins to hold the whole construction firmly in place. This is critical so that when the reinforced … More Burrs New Station Update (8 Sept 2016)
Malcolm Kirkwood – The Chairman made a presentation to Malcolm who has retired from the ELR Board after serving for 14 years as Traction Director. Like all our volunteers Malcolm has played a huge part in the ELR’s success and has transformed the Steam & Diesel Departments. Malcolm also served on the ELRPS Council. … More News from the Boardroom (August 2016)
Working Members – Come and enjoy a free drink and a free ride behind Flying Scotsman! When will this happen? It will be on Thursday 13th October with the train leaving at 7pm. Enjoy a free drink before joining the train. There are still seats available. So come and join us on this historic evening. … More Free Drinks, Free Travel!
Office for Civil Society (OCS) update – Honours and Awards – Recognising Great Work in the Community Do you know a person or local voluntary group making an extraordinary contribution to the community, voluntary, local and social enterprise sector? If so, nominating them for an Honour or Award can be a great way to recognise … More Honours & Awards
Works are progressing, weather permitting. The latest pictures show the vertical re-enforced steel cage being constructed which is anchored to another re-enforced steel sheet laid at the bottom of the cage. The cage is being lined with polypropylene based sheets (vertical) and special perforated polypropylene material (horizontal) to prevent any possible horizontal slippage. Crushed stone is then, layer by layer … More Burrs New Station Update-10 August 2016
ELR Open Forum – A date for all ELRPS members diary. Wednesday the 12th October at the Elizabethan Suite commencing at 7pm. All ELRPS Members are welcome to come along to hear a short presentation from myself on current and future opportunities and challenges for our railway. Following that there will be an open ended … More News from the Boardroom (July 2016)
Ian Spendlove the Regional Director for the Caravan Club made a visit to the construction site today. Ian was keen to see the good progress being made and overall is looking forward to the opening of the station in October. The Caravan Club will develop the remaining site by building a further 20 pitches. Peter … More Burrs Construction Update