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Historical Line Societies

Q2 2024

April to June 2024

- Brighton Circle

Tri-annual Journal ’The Brighton Circular’ (April 2024) now due out

 

- Caledonian Railway Association

Quarterly Journal ’True Lines’ (April 2024) now due out

 

- Cumbrian Railways Association

Quarterly Magazine ‘Cumbrian Railways Journal’ (February 2024) now out

 

- Friends of Stockton and Darlington Railway

Tri-annual Journal ’The Globe’ (April 2024) due out soon

 

Thursday 4 April

April 2024 Members Meeting

Venue: Darlington Cricket Club (Club House), Feethams South Terrace, Darlington

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Thursday 2 May

May 2024 Members Meeting

Venue: Darlington Cricket Club (Club House), Feethams South Terrace, Darlington

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Thursday 6 June

June 2024 Members Meeting

Venue: Darlington Cricket Club (Club House), Feethams South Terrace, Darlington

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

- Glasgow and South Western Railway Association

Annual Journal, ‘Sou’ West Journal’ is now out

 

- Great Central Railway Society

Quarterly Journal ’Forward’ (March 2024) now out

 

Saturday 18 May

Annual General Meeting

Venue: Hope House Church, 2 Blucher Street, Barnsley S70 1AP

Time: Starts 10.30am

 

GCRS Sheffield Branch

(Venue for all Talks and Events: Farm Road Sports & Social Club, Farm Road, Sheffield)

(Starts 7.30pm)

 

Thursday 4 April

Talk: 'The Railways of Colonel Stephens'

Presented by David Hanger

 

Thursday 2 May

Talk: 'Rusty Buffers: Tinsley Footplate Memories'

Presented by Roger Wainwright

 

Thursday 6 June

Talk: 'The Making of a New Clan - 72010 Hengist'

Presented by Chris Jones.

 

- Great Eastern Railway Society

Quarterly Magazine ‘Great Eastern Journal’ (Spring 2024) now out

Quarterly Newsletter ‘Great Eastern News’ (Spring 2024) now out

Tuesday 9 April

Members Social Zoom, starts 7.45pm

 

Tuesday 7 May

Members Social Zoom, starts 7.45pm

 

Tuesday 4 June

Members Social Zoom, starts 7.45pm

 

- Great North of Scotland Railway Association

Quarterly Journal ’The Great North Review’ (February 2024) now out

- Great Northern Railway Society

Newsletter: ’Great Northern News’ (March/ April 2024) now due out

 

Saturday 20 April

‘Spring Meeting’

Venue: Danum Gallery, Library and Museum (DGLAM), Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BZ

Times: 10.30am to 4pm

 

- Great Western Society

Society Quarterly Magazine ‘Great Western Echo’ (Spring 2024) now out

 

Great Western Society -Bristol Local Group

(Venue for all Bristol Talks: BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, starts 7.45pm)

 

Tuesday 9 April 

Talk: ‘Were Two GWR Locomotives Identical?’

Presented by Gerry Nichols

 

Tuesday 14 May              

Talk: ‘Yate to Narvik - By Train to the Midnight Sun’

Presented by Dave Winter

 

- Great Western Society - Taunton Local Group

Venue for all meetings: Stoke St Mary Village Hall, near Taunton TA3 5BY, starts 7.30pm

 

Friday 19 April

Talk: ‘Toby Whitby Collection Part One’

Presented by Peter Triggs

 

Friday 17 May

Talk: ‘Railways in the North and East’

Presented by John Sparkes

 

Friday 21 June

Talk: ‘Wandering Around India’

Presented by Peter Tickner

- Highland Railway Society

Quarterly magazine ‘Highland Railway Journal’ ([Spring] 2024) now out

 

- Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society

Quarterly journal ‘Magazine’ (Spring 2024) now out

Saturday 29 June

‘Summer Lanky Day Out’

To be held in the Calder Valley

- The LNER Society

Quarterly magazine ‘The LNER Society ‘Journal’ (Spring 2024) now out

 

- London & North Western Railway Society

Quarterly magazine ‘LNWR Society Journal’ (March 2024) now out

 

Saturday 6 April:

Event: LNWRS Open Day

Venue: Kenilworth Study Centre, CV8 2FD.  Booking essential. 10am to 4pm

 

Saturday 20 April:

'Waverley Gathering'

Venue: The Waverley Hotel, 9 Pedley St, Crewe CW2 7AA

Times: 11am – 6pm

 

Saturday 11 May:

Event: LNWRS Open Day

Venue: Kenilworth Study Centre, CV8 2FD.  Booking essential. 10am to 4pm

 

Saturday 1 June:

Society Annual General Meeting

Venue: Dudley Canal and Caverns, The Portal Building, Birmingham New Rd, Dudley DY1 4SB

Times: 10:30am – 4:30pm

 

Saturday 8 June:

LNWRS Open Day

Venue: Kenilworth Study Centre, CV8 2FD.  Booking essential. 10am to 4pm

 

- London Underground Railway Society

Monthly magazine ‘Underground News’ (April 2024) now due out

Tuesday 7 May

Talk: ‘Buses, Badges, Beers … plus a few Trains too.  My life and times with London’s Transport’ 

Presented by Kim Rennie

Venue: Gallery at Alan Baxter, 77 Cowcross Street, London, starts 6.30pm

 

- M&GN Circle

Monthly Newsletter ‘The Bulletin’ (April 2024) now due out

 

Saturday 13 April

Annual General Meeting

Venue: Methodist Church Hall, London Road, King's Lynn.

Starts 2pm

 

Sunday 22 June

Summer Meeting

Venue: Whitwell & Reepham Station

Starts 2pm

 

- Midland Railway Society

Tri-annual magazine ‘Midland Railway Society Journal’ now due out

Saturday 29 June

Event: South East Area Meeting

Venue: Fowler Room, Earley St. Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY

Time: 2.30pm to 5.30pm

 

- Monmouthshire Railway Society

Bi-annual magazine ‘Journal’ (March 2024) now out

 

Thursday 18 April

Talk: ‘The Vale of Berkley Railway’

Presented by Graham Sturgess  

Venue: Lysaght Institute, Orb Drive, Newport NP19 0RA, starts 7pm 

 

Thursday 16 May

Talk: ‘The Great Train Robbery’

Presented by Ian Boskett, 7pm start  

 

Thursday 13 June

Talk: ‘The South Wales Main Line Recalled’

Presented by Ray Vine, 7pm start  

- North British Railway Study Group

Tri-annual magazine ‘Journal’ (March 2024) now out

 

- North Eastern Railway Association

Quarterly magazine ‘North Eastern Express’ (February 2024) now out

 

Saturday 13 April

York Meeting and Annual General Meeting (in person and by Zoom)

Venue: The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre, 17 Blossom Street York YO24 1AQ

 

Saturday 4 May

NERA May 2024 Railway Heritage Walk

‘Lambley-Haltwhistle’

Meet at 10.30am at the bus stop at Haltwhistle Railway station. Catch 681 service bus, at 10:51, to Alston at own expense. Walk from Lambley to Haltwhistle. Expected back at Haltwhistle Railway station by 4pm.

 

- North Staffordshire Railway Study Group

Bi-annual magazine ‘Journal’ now out

Quarterly Newsletter ‘Loop Lines’ (April 2024) now due out

- Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust

Quarterly Magazine ‘Pines Express’ (Spring 2024) now out

 

Saturday 20 April

Annual General Meeting:

Venue: Cossington Village Hall, Trivetts Way, Cossington, Somerset TA7 8JN

 

- South Eastern & Chatham Railway Society

Bi-annual Magazine ‘Invicta’ now out

 

- South Western Circle

Quarterly Magazine ‘South Western Circular’ (April 2024) now due out

 

Saturday 4 May

Talk: ‘Mainline to the South 3’

Presented by John Nicholas and George Reeve

Venue: Usual Salisbury venue, 2pm

 

- Southern Railways Group

Group’s newsletter (issued 6 times a year) ‘Southern Notebook’ (March/April 2024) now due out

 

- Welsh Railways Research Circle

Bi-annual magazine ‘Welsh Railways Archive’ (April 2024) due out soon

 

Tuesday 16 April

Archiving Day at Rhiwderin Community Centre, Rhiwderin, Newport NP10 8RL

 

Saturday 20 April

Talk: ‘By "Super D" to Barry Island’

Presented by Ken Mumford

Venue: The Clayton Hotel, Cardiff CF10 1GD (next to Cardiff Central station)

Time: 2pm to 5pm

 

Tuesday 21 May

Archiving Day at Rhiwderin Community Centre, Rhiwderin, Newport NP10 8RL

 

Saturday 1 June

Annual Geneal Meeting and Members Day

Details to follow

 

Tuesday 18 June

Archiving Day at Rhiwderin Community Centre, Rhiwderin, Newport NP10 8RL

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