The much anticipated launch of a new ELR Volunteers Champions Group took place recently. The idea for the group came from a suggestion made at the ELR Annual Open Forum in November 2018. The champions have come forward and represent all departments across the railway. The Chairman and General Manager will also attend meetings. Champions: … More ELR Volunteers Champions Group Launched
Headlines HOPS – Almost 100 users live on the system. Four departments are working their way towards utlising rostering features. IOSH Managing Safely. First course due to take place on 3rd, 4th and 5th June with a maximum of 20 attendees. The volunteer Safety Manager reported to Board on the outcome of a new round … More News from the Boardroom -April 2019
Headlines Youth Group to be launched in June. Safety tours schedule set for 18th & 26th April with tours including signal boxes and signing on. Safety Team has appointed Deputy Chair, Russell Moorhouse. The Volunteer Liaison Group is now formed, it is made up of a good mix of volunteer roles from each department. The first … More News from the Boardroom-March 2019
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
Headlines New Safety Team – held their first meeting which was positive and set the foundation for the team and embedding a safety culture. Fire risk assessments began over the weekend of 12th and 13th January and Safety Tours will begin mid-February. P-Way Trolley Maintenance – Policy has been written and supporting documents are currently … More News from the Boardroom January 2019
How do you adequately summarise and do justice to another record breaking year at East Lancs Railway. A year where we had many highs and a few lows? Amongst the many high points I have to include the hugely successful treat for diesel enthusiasts with the unique collection diesels at the 40s at 60 weekend; … More 2018 – A Year of Outstanding Achievement!
10 Years of Outstanding Performance – Who says So? Many longstanding Members would be aware of the ‘Locum’ report as it was known which set out a 10 year strategy and was championed by Howard Aitkin a longstanding supporter of the ELR. Now 10 years on Chris Melia and Greg Hunt the original authors of … More ELR Celebrating 10 Years of Outstanding Success!!