Bury Transport Museum

Located in the Castlecroft Goods Warehouse opposite the entrance to Bury Bolton Street station of the East Lancashire Railway, Bury Transport Museum is a real gem. The museum has plenty to offer and a great place to learn about the history of transport in the industrial north west of England. 

Canopy Project

During my recent visit to the East Lancashire Railway, I couldn’t help but notice that platform 2 at Bury Bolton Street Station had a semi-complete station canopy.  This is a result of the railway being in the unfortunate situation of paying contractors Robert Horne Group subsidiary, Paperlinx, £18,000 a day before the company went into…

Two Teddy Bears!

How many diesel locomotives be given the title of honorary steam engine?  The steam era GWR diesel railcars are usually included and early pioneering prototypes that could produce so much clag that they could be confused with smoke from a coal fire!  For me (and this is definitely only a personal opinion!) some of the…