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Group Update 5th August 2021

5th August, 2021

    BR Standard Class 4    2–6–4 T     No  80097   80097 continues to be a mainstay in the ELR rosters and runs regularly on both service and dining trains now that the railway is on five day running.   The small team of Alan,…

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Group Update 26th June 2021

26th June, 2021

BR Standard Class 4    2–6–4 T     No  80097   80097 has been a mainstay in the ELR rosters and has run regularly since the railway reopened on the 1st May.   She has run both service and dining trains and with the start of the…

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Group Update 26th June 2021

Group Update 14th May

14th May, 2021

  BR Standard Class 4    2–6–4 T     No  80097   A cold water boiler exam took place on the 19th February, which she passed. Note - Even though the engine is not running, she still has to have mandatory boiler tests at fixed intervals and…

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Shop Coach Reopens

29th April, 2021

  Shop Coach Reopening   The ELR Trackside pub opened on the 12th April and our fund raising Shop Coach, following an extensive Spring clean, opened on Sunday 18th and 25th April. The covid precautions put in place last Autumn are still applicable.   At…

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Shop Coach Reopens

Group Update 22nd February 2021

22nd February, 2021

  BR Standard Class 4    2–6–4 T     No  80097   80097 has had the mud doors and all the inside of the firebox cleaned and it was necessary to replace four stay nuts in the firebox. This was in preparation for a cold boiler exam…

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Shop Closure again

5th January, 2021

  Shop Closure again   With the announcement of further covid restrictions and the current closedown of the railway, the Shop will be closed until further notice.   The Click and Collect arrangements are also suspended.   We wish all our Members and Supporters to…

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Shop facility

15th December, 2020

  Shop Open for Click and Collect   Following the second covid lockdown, the East Lancs Railway will open on Saturday 19th December.    We have introduced a ‘Click and Collect’ facility on this website (see the Shop page) for customers to select and reserve…

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Shop Closure

6th November, 2020

Shop Closed   With the introduction of the second national covid lockdown and the subsequent closure of the East Lancashire Railway, we are forced to close our fund raising Shop Coach.   As we are fully covid prepared following the first lockdown, we will be…

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Shop reopening

1st October, 2020

  Shop Reopening   Now that the ELR is running trains again and the dining trains have restarted, it has been decided to reopen our fund raising Shop Coach, which is located at the end of the car park fence on platform 2, at Bury Bolton…

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Workshop Update 28th August 2020

28th August, 2020

  BR Standard Class 4 mt 2-6-4 T   No 80097   The East Lancashire Railway started running trains on the weekend 8th August. This was on a limited basis of three steam trains per weekend day from Bury to Rawtenstall, with a diesel multiple unit…

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Workshop Update 28th August 2020