Flaming June!

As months go, June was hot hot and so were our many volunteers and staff, who manfully carried out their duties in very uncomfortable conditions. Well done to all concerned. Small Engines Weekend – We just about broke even and with two loco failures lots of improvisation to keep to timetables as best we could. With … More Flaming June!

ELR Announces their New General Manager

I am pleased and delighted to announce the appointment of Tracey Parkinson as our new General Manager. Tracey has a longstanding history with railways, which started when she won a Footplate Experience on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and following that began volunteering. Since then she has worked as the Marketing Officer at the North Yorkshire Moors … More ELR Announces their New General Manager

Rawtenstall-Ambitious Station Development

The expansion of Rawtenstall Station is a key strategic development priority for the East Lancs Railway and Rossendale Council. To progress this we are announcing the formation of a partnership with Richard Shuttleworth from Equilibrium Architects over exciting plans for improved and expanded facilities Rawtenstall Station.      Bury based Equilibrium Architects have been appointed to start … More Rawtenstall-Ambitious Station Development

News from the Boardroom – Feb 2017

 General Manager Recruitment – There were 44 enquiries from which 24 applications were received. Shortlisting is on the 3rd March and interviews will be on the 21st March. Diner Carriage Restoration Our grateful thanks go to ELRPS who have donated £35,000 to help restore the recently purchased Riviera coach. Over the period 2002-to date  the Society … More News from the Boardroom – Feb 2017