ELR Memorial Plaque unveiled – 20 July 2019
Volunteer Thank You BBQ 20 July 2019
Ramsbottom Station – Then and Now
An Australian VisitorMet 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 HattonOn 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
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.