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Scotsman still flying

You can take the boy out of Crewe, but you can’t take Crewe out of the boy. My weekend jolly in Lancashire inadvertently became a trip down memory lane when locomotive no.60103 eased majestically into Heywood station at the end of the East Lancashire Railway (ELR) line. 240 more words

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Flying Scotsman Moves!

In the past day or two, the Flying Scotsman has made it to national and international news after making its first test run since completion of its overhaul on the East Lancashire Railway.  238 more words


The Flying Scotsman, Ramsbottom and a grey winters day………and a chance encounter with 'Tanas bear!

“A grand day out………………..”

Although I am scheduled to go on an official visit to see the Flying Scotsman train next Friday, I decided at short notice to go over to Ramsbottom (small town in Lancashire) today as the train was making several runs along the Bury to Rawtenstall line and it seemed too good an opportunity to miss. 340 more words


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East Lancashire Railway Summer 2015 News

We reported back in May that the East Lancashire Railway were looking for votes in Aviva Community Fund and we’re very happy to report that they were successful in obtaining £10,000!    147 more words

News - Preserved Railway

ELR announced as £10k winner by Aviva Community Fund

The East Lancashire Railway’s ‘Raising for Glazing’ has been chosen as a winner in the Aviva Community Fund and has been awarded £10,000!

The railway is “over the moon” with the award and couldn’t be happier in receiving the donation, however the award wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our members, visitors and followers who all took the time to vote for us in the first instance. 122 more words


Dependable Hunslet Austerity's

Any celebration of uncelebrated locomotive’s had to include at least one Hunslet Austerity Tank engines and the East Lancashire Railway mustered two for their Small Engines Weekend. 236 more words

Region - Industrial

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Class 27

Only one tender engine featured at the East Lancashire’s small engines weekend and it was a very special one.  The only survivor of a class of 484, this Lancashire and Yorkshire 0-6-0 class 27 (also known as class A,) it was built in Horwich in 1896.  126 more words

Region - Midland / Scottish