30th Anniversary

30th Anniversary Working Members’ Train To celebrate 30 years of trains on the ELR, a special working members’ service will operate from Bury to Rawtenstall on Saturday 22nd July at 7pm. As per the working members train in October, a free drink will be available beforehand from the FXP hut on platform 2. If you … More 30th Anniversary

Barry Worthington R.I.P

Arrangement for Barry’s funeral have now been finalised. The funeral will take place on Thursday 6th July at East Lancs Crematorium at 3.30. The hearse will stop briefly at Bolton Street. Arrangements for scattering of ashes has yet to be finalised. All are welcome. End

Flaming June!

As months go, June was hot hot and so were our many volunteers and staff, who manfully carried out their duties in very uncomfortable conditions. Well done to all concerned. Small Engines Weekend – We just about broke even and with two loco failures lots of improvisation to keep to timetables as best we could. With … More Flaming June!

ELR Announces their New General Manager

I am pleased and delighted to announce the appointment of Tracey Parkinson as our new General Manager. Tracey has a longstanding history with railways, which started when she won a Footplate Experience on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and following that began volunteering. Since then she has worked as the Marketing Officer at the North Yorkshire Moors … More ELR Announces their New General Manager

Rawtenstall-Ambitious Station Development

The expansion of Rawtenstall Station is a key strategic development priority for the East Lancs Railway and Rossendale Council. To progress this we are announcing the formation of a partnership with Richard Shuttleworth from Equilibrium Architects over exciting plans for improved and expanded facilities Rawtenstall Station.      Bury based Equilibrium Architects have been appointed to start … More Rawtenstall-Ambitious Station Development