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 – https://youtu.be/mlQRSdUKSSA
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.