Flying Scotsman – An Historic Return!

The ELR has again been privileged to welcome back the famous Flying Scotsman over the past 4 days, where over 8,000 tickets have been sold, bringing in revenue of over £200,000. My grateful thanks go to all our fantastic volunteers who have worked tirelessly in looking after all our many visitors coming from right across the UK. I even met one man who came over from America to ride behind Scotsman (his father worked on the Flying Scotsman).

Deal No Deal Filming on the ELR – 12th October

Noel Edmunds with our very own Andy McNamara doing his bit to plug our new 2017 menus and dates.

Burrs News Station Opening – 13th October

Left to Right – Mayor’s Consort-Ian Hargreaves-; Mayor of Bury-Councillor Mike Connolly; Anabel for Anabel’s Charity; Chairman-Mike Kelly

3rd Picture on the right– Our grateful thanks go to Howard Aitkin, ELR Trust Officer and good friend of the ELR, for his ‘doggedness’ in keeping the dream of a new station alive and helping to get it delivered! Check out the video of the opening ceremony. My thanks go to Rory Lushman and Stuart McDonald for the video –

Also my thanks go to Richard Barnett, Kate Walker and P Way boys for dressing the station.

Free Working Member Train – 13 October

Myself and David Wright were pleased to welcome over 250 working volunteers to enjoy a complimentary drink and an evening ride behind Flying Scotsman. My grateful thanks to the train crew, and our other volunteers who ensured this train ran to time

VIP Diner – 14 October

Some 450 diners enjoyed a great night travelling in our restored diner carriages with great service from our Diner Team and Lords Catering.

Out & About (1) 13-16  October

Our thanks must go to the Bolton Caledonian Pipe Band. These pipers created a great atmosphere at Burrs for the opening of the new station and at Bolton Street on all four days.


Out & About (2) 13-16  October

Check out Colin Green (Direct0r at Riley Engineering) riding behind Scotsman.







2 thoughts on “Flying Scotsman – An Historic Return!

  1. Great weekend at Bury. Flying Scotsman. As per other visits to steam at Bury, met and chatted to lots of friendly people/ staff , pipe band. All great and wonderful people. All jovial. E.L.R do a fantastic job. Plus bring lots of childhood memories when times were Great . Very well done to you all .


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