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
Last Friday (22 July) a huge milestone was reached when the East Lancashire Railway officially launched the latest addition to its growing fleet of restored coaching stock with the first ever conversion of a brake coach to accommodate and make accessible for wheelchair users. The converted 1950s brake coach has undergone an extensive… More ELR LEADS THE WAY WITH NEW WHEELCHAIR ACCESIBLE CARRIAGE LAUNCH
The Board of the ELR are pleased to confirm Flying Scotsman’s (FS) return visit to the ELR. This allows for the ELLR Co. and ELRPS to join together in an evening celebration of achievements on the ELR. The railway continues to thrive and grow with our wonderful working volunteers at its core. On Thursday 13th October… More Working Members Train Details Released – Flying Scotsman
Diesel Gala – Despite the inclement weather the weekend was huge success and very well supported and great to see an array of classic and much loved diesel locomotives. Overall, I want to pay tribute to all our volunteers for all the hard work they put into organising and delivering such a great event. I… More A ‘Wet’ but a Special Gala Weekend!
I am pleased to announce that I am reinstating the ELR ‘State of Nation’ to be known as the ‘ELR Open Forum’. I understand from a great many volunteers, I have met, that they wanted this forum brought back. In addition to my blog and twitter postings, it is a chance for working and non… More ELR ‘State of the Nation’ is Returning!