A busy June-July 2019!

ELR Memorial Plaque unveiled – 20 July 2019

Our thanks go to Phil Bailey, Joshua Dunbar, Lois Veevers Hatton, Abby Gallaher and Richard Law who represented the longest and youngest serving volunteers going back to the beginnings of the ELR. This plaque is a permanent reminder of the importance, value and effort made by volunteers past and present.

Volunteer Thank You BBQ 20 July 2019

There was a great turnout of volunteers and their partners at the ELR’s second annual Volunteers BBQ thankyou event. Our thanks go to the Middleton Brass Band for a great performance on the evening.

Ramsbottom Station – Then and Now

July 1987 to July 2019 a long lasting love affair with a great Heritage Railway!

An Australian Visitor

Met Steve Strangward President of Victorian Goldfields Heritage railway – VGN.com.au over 100 hundred volunteers keep the line and its locos in good order. The line winds through forest & open land in Central Victoria, but no gold!

Roland Hatton

On Friday 5th July, Roland Hatton drove his last train on the ELR before retiring as a driver. Roland has been involved with the ELR for over 32 years. Thank you Roland for all you have done for the ELR.

War Memorial Rescued by the ELR unveiled at Newton Heath Depot – 28 June 2019

On Friday 28 June 2019 the restored memorial to those of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Carriage and Wagon Department who fell or served in the Great War was rededicated.

In the 1990’s the name boards from the memorial were brought to the ELR for safe custody and remained in Baron Street for over 20 years. Works to restore the memorial to its original condition were undertaken by Andrew G Podmore & Son, of York and the memorial is now located in the Northern Rail Newton Heath Depot.

Photo:  David Flood, Kathleen Hobbs, widow of John, and Richard Law standing in front of the restored memorial. All three have been instrumental in saving and progressing the restoration of this very important piece of railway history.





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