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On February 17th 2017, Elsecar Heritage Railway achieved Road Approval to reopen its railway level crossings at Tingle Bridge Lane, Hemingfield and Smithy Lane, near Cortonwood, in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Road approvals confirm the design for road traffic safety, including barriers, road markings and signs.

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Work has started on improving our Engine Pit.  The pit is an essential part of our Engine Shed Inftrastructure as it allows us to safety go underneath locomotives to oil and check that all is ok.   Our current pit was not long enough to allow easy access under the engine and was a little too deep, so we often had to stand on something to be able to reach all the oiling points on the steam engines, which wasn't too safe.

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