Great news! the City of Wells fund has reached £300,000 thanks once again to a large contribution from Alex Choremi a great supporter of the ELR. We are having one final push and our thanks also go to John Stevens who is organising as second raffle. City of Wells donation envelopes will also be placed … More City of Wells Funding Update
Apologies for the delay in posting this blog, as I have been away. Once again the Board discussed Safety on the railway and the actions being taken to strengthen processes and procedures. The Board received safety updates. RAIB investigation now in the final consultation stage. Safety Manager (volunteer) recruited to assist develop new safety managements … More News from the Boardroom (October 2018)
As readers of this blog know we launched the funding initiative in November 2017 for the ELR to purchase 34092. The agreement with the owners was to make payment for the loco by the end of 2018. The current total is £227,000 out of a target of £340,092. We are still hopeful in getting as … More City of Well Funding Update (October 2018)
Board received a positive performance report for August with visitor numbers reaching over 25,000 compared to 20,000 in 2017 a rise of 25% thanks to the Flying Scotsman visit, Sci-fi on the Sidings and Wizard events. Visitor figures for Bury Transport Museum from January to August 2018 are 32,822 compared to 30,379 for the … More News from the Boardroom-September 2018 (Part 2)
This month’s Board meeting was split into two distinct parts. Strengthening of Safety Procedures and supporting roles. Normal Business. Part 1 The safety and welfare of our volunteers, paid staff and customers has and always will be our top priority. The ongoing challenge for Board is to look for ways to strengthen ELR policies and … More News from the Boardroom-September 2018 (Part 1)
This was one of four joint board meetings a year with Trustees from the ELR Preservation Society attending. Memorial Plaque – The ELR Board and the ELR Preservation Society wanted to mark, in some way, the achievements of past and present working Members as a perment acknowledgement of their efforts in not only reopening the … More News from the Boardroom (August 2018)
I visited Ian Riley and Son on 4th September to get an update on repairs to the crab’s boiler. Riley’s have 5 staff working on the boiler repairs. The NDT survey and an examination have been successfully completed. By necessity the work to the boiler has expanded to now include a new front boiler … More 13065 (The Crab) Update
Please check out the latest newsletter from the Heritage Rail Association. Two articles announce seminars at the ELR. https://gallery.mailchimp.com/0c767f4954c6072db8e523074/files/2e3eb484-7b5b-466b-9da0-a96f0f653b14/HRANews.August2018.Final_.pdf September – HRA youth Day October – Carriage Maintenance on Mark I’s ELR Barbeque Our very first ELR barbeque was held to acknowledge the great work of our volunteers. The event was an outstanding success … More Seminars on the ELR & BBQ Success!
As the hot summer continues, operationally, this has impacted on the ELR with the risk of line side fires, several of which had to be attended by the fire brigade. As a result, Board were advised that steam services were suspended for several days in July. Fire control measures are currently set at level 1 … More News from the Boardroom (July 2018)
Summer BBQ A date for the diary. As a thank to our fabulous band of volunteers and paid staff we are hosting a summer barbeque on Saturday 11th August in the Bury Transport Museum at Castlecroft from 18.00. Come along bring your partner and enjoy a great ELR summer evening. Burrs … More The summer that keeps on Giving!