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Workshop Update 10th August 2019

10th August, 2019

  BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   80097 is now firmly established as a key part of the ELR’s loco fleet. She has been steaming regularly since her launch in March, is a favourite on the FXP courses and proved a…

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Workshop Update 18th June 2019

18th June, 2019

  Now that 80097 is in service our shed has been cleaned, painted, the pit cleaned, pit lights cleaned and painted and a A frame constructed in our shed to enable us to assemble the pony truck piece by piece. The pony truck of 46428…

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Workshop Update 18th June 2019

Gift Aid Appeal

17th June, 2019

80097 has now completed a total of 60 steamings on The East Lancashire Railway. She is proving her worth by being very reliable and popular with footplate crews and travelling public. There are still a number of issues to overcome though, but as we gain…

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Bury Steam Locomotive Company Ltd Annual Meeting 2019

26th March, 2019

  The Bury Steam Locomotive Co. Ltd. will hold their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 16-5-2019 in The FXP building on Bury Bolton Street Station, Bury, starting at 19:30 hours.  Access to the FXP building is via The Trackside public house on platform two. Shareholders…

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Bury Steam Locomotive Company Ltd Annual Meeting 2019

80097 Supporters Launch Day

8th March, 2019

  BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   After the full line, loaded running in January, 80097 went back into our workshop for adjustments following the trials.   She was then cleaned and the final coats of paint were applied. This was…

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Supporters Celebration Invitation

16th February, 2019

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Supporters Celebration Invitation

Trials Update 23rd January 2019

23rd January, 2019

    BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   During the weekend of 5th / 6th January, more work continued on the loco, adjusting the springs, resealing the chimney, fitting felt dust pads and rewelding on the rear step brackets which had…

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Workshop Update 4th January 2019

4th January, 2019

  BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   The Group continued their preparations on the axles, springs and trucks ready for the lift. On the 20th December the frame was lifted back onto the wheels at the ELR Baron Street loco shed.…

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Workshop Update 4th January 2019

Workshop Update 5th December 2018

5th December, 2018

  BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   After the very successful first runs during the ELR’s Autumn Steam Gala, the loco was handed over to ELR staff for weighing, load testing and line trials. Unfortunately during a fast run on the…

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Restoration Update October 2018

22nd October, 2018

  BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   Final assembly of the loco has continued and on Monday 15th October the loco was shunted down to the East Lancs Railway’s Baron Street loco shed.   A fire was lit in the firebox…

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Restoration Update October 2018