How we use your money

By the careful management of Society operating costs, we can re-invest any surplus from membership subscriptions in the railway.

Our biggest expenditure is the annual production and distribution of the three editions of the ELR Review, insurance and database charges.  No fees are paid to Society Directors.

The Society is committed to supporting the railway by funding projects that meet the criteria of Preservation, Education, Accessibility or Heritage.  Over the past 50 years the Society has provided almost £500k of infrastructure funding.

By increasing our membership, we can invest more monies in the railway.

Conversion of brake to allow for accessibility £17k

Rawtenstall station canopy £30k

Recent projects include

Restoration of dining coaches £72k

Upgrade of diesel shed to allow for road vehicle access/ maintenance £30k

Re-roping diesel crane £10k

East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society Ltd.

Company Registration Number 11773904

Bolton Street Station, Bury, 

Lancashire BL9 0EY

​Telephone: 0333 320 2830

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