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!
Burrs New Station – Work commences on Monday 4th July and runs for 8 weeks. Finance – It was reported to Board that revenue growth is up by 30% (in part thanks to the Flying Scotsman revenue) for the first 5 months (January to May). The 40’s weekend saw record numbers of visitors, up 40% … More News from the Boardroom June 2016