Pete Waterman, steam enthusiast and President of the East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society, has released a video asking for the public to donate towards the East Lancashire Railway Support Fund to help the line through the difficult times caused by COVID-19.
The video from Pete Waterman, which can be watched below, highlights the hard times the ELR are currently facing.
With your support through donations, the ELR has a better chance of survival and reopening once safe to do so.
The railway is seeking £200,000 to ensure their survival, of which just over £63,000 has been raised through Virgin Money Giving at the time of writing, with donations of any amount much appreciated by the heritage line.
Pete Waterman is well known in both the music and heritage railway industries, supporting many preserved lines across the country and also owning part of London and North Eastern Railway A3 Class No.4472 (60103) “Flying Scotsman” in the 1990s.
For more information or to support the East Lancashire Railway, please visit their website here.
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