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