Over the past two years we have been honoured to host Ex-Southern Railway Bullied Light Pacific No. 34092 “City of Wells”. Since her arrival at the East Lancashire Railway in July 2015, following a comprehensive overhaul, “Wells” has been a strong stalwart of our steam locomotive line-up. Come rain or shine, from snowy Santa Specials … More 34092 City of Wells Funding Update.
Like the restoration of the Craven’s 105 Multiple Units, I want to pay tribute to the 200 plus volunteers who never gave up in restoring and bringing 80097 back to its former glory for future generations to admire and enjoy such wonderful engineering marvels. The story of 80097 is both tragic and ultimately heroic, a … More 80097 A Dream Finally Realised!
Within a space of several months two major restorations have been successfully completed at the East Lancs Railway both taking long years and thousands upon thousands on man hours to complete. These are the Craven 105 Diesel Multiple Units and 80097 Standard 4 steam locomotive. Both restorations tell their own story and both are now … More Craven 105 Diesel Multiple Units A Journey of Hope through to Triumph
Headlines The formation of the Volunteer Liaison Group is progressing well. To date, 16 volunteers including a member of Society board have stepped forward to become Volunteer Champions. Preparations for the 2019 Volunteers Thank You BBQ are underway for 20 July. Bury Transport Museum is working with the Learning Partnership with the focus being … More News from the Boardroom-February 2019