30th Anniversary Working Members’ Train To celebrate 30 years of trains on the ELR, a special working members’ service will operate from Bury to Rawtenstall on Saturday 22nd July at 7pm. As per the working members train in October, a free drink will be available beforehand from the FXP hut on platform 2. If you … More 30th Anniversary
Arrangement for Barry’s funeral have now been finalised. The funeral will take place on Thursday 6th July at East Lancs Crematorium at 3.30. The hearse will stop briefly at Bolton Street. Arrangements for scattering of ashes has yet to be finalised. All are welcome. End
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!
Phil Bailey – This was Phil’s last meeting as our Board Director and Engineer to the Line. I made a presentation to say thanks with a scale model of the Crab (we thought about a JCB!) ha ha. Phil has been with railway for 37 years and is one of our great pioneers. Phil will … More News from the Boardroom (May 2017)