'National Railway Societies' - Events for October 2022 featuring:

  • Branch Line Society (BLS)

  • Historical Model Railway Society (HMRS)

  • Inter City Railway Society (ICRS)

  • Locomotive Club of Great Britain (LCGB)

  • Railway & Canal Historical Society (RCHS)

  • Railway Correspondence and Travel Society (RCTS)

  • Stephenson Locomotive Society (SLS)

 

STEPHENSON LOCOMOTIVE SOCIETY has the following presentations:

On Saturday 1 October:

SLS (Manchester Centre) has a presentation entitled ‘From Box Lad to Bossl’ to be given by Christian Wyatt. Venue is The Friends’ Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS. Start time 2pm.

On Friday 7 October:

SLS (Teeside) has a presentation entitled ‘Railways of East Lincolnshire - Past and Present’ to be given by Phil Eldridge. Venue is Newport Community Hub, St. Pauls Road, (Union Street) Middlesbrough, TS1 5NQ. Start time 7pm.

On Saturday 8 October:

SLS (Midlands, Kidderminster) has a presentation entitled ‘The Worcester Butts spur line, Vinegar works branch and gas works branch’ to be given by Chris Wilkinson. Venue is Kidderminster Railway Museum (adjoining Seven Valley Railway station), DY10 1QX. Start time, 2pm.

On Monday 10 October:

SLS (Ayr Centre) has a presentation entitled ‘Gmunden, an Austrian tramway’, to be given by John C. Black. Venue is Lauriston Hotel, 15 South Crescent Road, Ardrossan, KA22 8EA. Start time 7.30pm.

On Tuesday 11 October:

SLS (London/Home Counties: Godalming Centre) has a presentation entitled ‘Camping Coach Holidays in the 1950s’ to be given by Hugh Davies. Venue is at Scout & Guide Headquarters, Godalming.  Start time 2.30pm.

On Friday 14 October:

SLS (Newcastle) has a presentation entitled ‘One Man’s View Of The East Coast Main Line In 1962 – Part 2’ to be given by Malcolm Paul. Venue: Conference Room, 1st Floor, Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle. Start time, 7pm.

On Tuesday 18 October:

SLS (Teeside) has a presentation entitled ‘Hartlepool Railways – A Locomotive Miscellany’ to be given by Roy Marshall. Venue is Langdon Square Community Centre, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough TS8 0TF. Start time is 2pm.

 

BRANCH LINE SOCIETY has the following trips:

Saturday 1 October to Sunday 2 October

 

BLS has a two-day tour entitled ‘The Suffolk Punch’. Details to be found on the Society’s website.

 

Saturday 22 October

 

BLS has a tour entitled ‘The Saltburn Alternative’. This is a charter featuring Class 50 50008 operating top 'n tail with a Loram Class 37. There will be an off-train lunch break at Saltburn. Departs Derby, Sheffield, Doncaster & York.

 

HISTORICAL MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY has the following presentations:

 

On Thursday 13 October:

HMRS (Sussex Area Group) has a presentation entitled ‘BR Mark 1 Stock particularly on the Southern’, given by Mike King. Venue is London Road Station, Shaftesbury Place, Brighton. Start time, 8.10pm.

On Saturday 15 October:

HMRS is holding its AGM, via Zoom. Members will receive joining details from the Society.

On Saturday 22 October:

HMRS (Bristol Area Group) has a presentation entitled ‘Another selection of images for analysis and discussion’ led by Ian Bennett. Venue is the Wansdyke Room, Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road, Saltford, BS31 3BY. Start time is 2.30pm.

 

On Wednesday 26 October:

 

HMRS (Bletchley Area Group) has an event entitled ‘Show and Tell’ an evening of discussion and viewing members' current modelling projects. Venue is Whaddon Way Church Centre, Beaverbrook Court, Whaddon Way, Bletchley, MK3 7JS. Contact area organiser for details. Start time is 7.30pm.

 

On Friday 28 October:

HMRS (Essex Area Group) has a presentation entitled ‘Towards a Corporate Identity; the Development of North London Railway Station Architecture 1850-1890’ to be given by Jim Connor. Venue is Tower Room at Great Baddow Millenium Community Centre, Recreation Ground, Baddow Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9RL. Start time, 8pm.

 

INTER CITY RAILWAY SOCIETY has the following trip:

On Saturday 8 October:

The ICRS has a visit to West Coast Railways, Carnforth. The tour will take approximately 3 to 3½ hours. Places are limited to a max of 30 persons.  Hi-viz jacket, sturdy footwear and hard hat/bump cap required. Entry will be at the main access off Jesson Way. Start 10.30am so meeting no later than 10am at the station.

On Saturday 29 October:

The ICRS has a visit to FL Crewe Basford Hall Yard.  Places unlimited. Cost £15. The one-hour trip starts at 2pm (meet no later than 1.45pm) from the main gate just off Gresty Road (Postcode: CW2 5AA, OS Map Ref: SJ 70989 53756) ¾ mile from the station. Hi-viz jacket / vest required.

 

LOCOMOTIVE CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN has the following meetings:

On Tuesday 4 October:

LCGB (Bedford branch) has a presentation entitled ‘North Staffordshire Railway Part 3’ to be given by Brian Sullivan. Venue is at St John's Church Hall, St John’s Street, Bedford, MK42 0DL. Start time is 7.30pm.

On Tuesday 11 October:

LCGB (North London branch) AGM has been postponed.

On Wednesday 12 October:

LCGB (Dorking branch) has a presentation entitled ‘Brighton Trams’ to be given by Ian Gledhill. Venue: Friends Meeting House, Butter Hill, South Street, Dorking, RH4 2LE. Start time 7.30pm.

On Thursday 13 October:

LCGB (St Albans branch) has a presentation entitled ‘The Caledonian Railway’ to be given by Nick Pidgeon. Note the new Venue: St Bartholomew's Church, 47 Vesta Avenue, St Albans AL1 2PE. Start time, 7.30pm.

On Tuesday 18 October:

LCGB (Bedford branch) is holding its branch AGM followed by a guest speaker. Venue is at St John's Church Hall, St John’s Street, Bedford, MK42 0DL. Start time is 7.30pm.

On Friday 21 October:

LCGB (Central London branch) is holding its branch AGM followed Members’ Images. Venue is Keen House, 4, Calshot Street, London N1 9DA. Start time is 6.30pm.

 

RAILWAY & CANAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY has the following events:

On Saturday 1 October:

RCHS (North East Group) presentation entitled ‘Calder & Hebble Navigation 1806 to be given by Keith Noble has been cancelled.

On Friday 7 October:

RCHS (East Midlands) has a presentation entitled ‘Testing Trains on BR since the 1950s’ to be given by Dave Coxon. Venue is the Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Nottingham. Start time, 7pm.

On Saturday 8 October:

RCHS (North West Group) has a presentation entitled ‘Snow White to Stephenson’ to be given by Bob Gwynne. Venue is the Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS. Start time 2pm.

On Thursday 13 October:

RCHS (North East) has a group walk ‘Clay Cross to Grassmoor’ to study the railway infrastructure of Clay Cross and north following the Midland main line. Meet at Chesterfield station at 10.25am.

On Saturday 22 October:

RCHS (West Midlands Group) has a presentation entitled ‘The Development of Railways in the Midlands 1825 – 1860’ to be given by Ray Shill. Venue is Birmingham & Midlands Institute, 3 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS. Start time, 2pm.

RCHS (South West Group) has a Zoom presentation entitled ‘The Photographs of Ian L Wright and Friends’ to be given by Stephen Rowson. Start time, 2pm.

On Thursday 27 October:

RCHS (North West Group) has a group walk ‘Walk: Railways from Leyland to Preston’, a 7 mile walk from Leyland to Preston following the quadruple London - Glasgow railway tracks with a few interesting detours.

On Saturday 29 October:

This year’s annual Clinker Memorial Lecture (2022) will take place at The Mechanics Conference Centre, Manchester, 103 Princess Street, M1 6DD.

The subject is ‘Built in Britain: The Independent Locomotive Manufacturing Industry in the Nineteenth Century’ to delivered by Dr Michael R Bailey MBE. The meeting is free of charge and is open to all, members and non-members. Start time 2pm.

 

RAILWAY CORRESPONDENCE AND TRAVEL SOCIETY has the following presentations:

On Saturday 1 October:

RCTS has a visit to Arlington Works for between 15 and 25 people. The cost is £10 per person. All money goes to the Arlington nominated charity which changes each year. Tour starts at new entrance gate on Campbell Road promptly at 10am. Tel: 07850 220009 or email solent@rcts.org.uk.

On Tuesday 4 October

RCTS (Watford branch) has a presentation entitled ‘Roaming Around London with a Camera’ to be given by Geoff Brockett. Venue is Beechen Grove Baptist Church, Clarendon Road, Watford WD17 1JJ. Start time is 7pm.

On Wednesday 5 October

RCTS (Furness, Lakes & Lune) has a presentation entitled ‘The Clan Project’ to be given by Ian Henderson. Venue is Royal Station Hotel, Market Street, Carnforth, LA5 9BT. Start time is 7.30pm.

On Friday 7 October:

RCTS (Bristol branch) has a presentation entitled ‘Steam in West Wales’ to be given by Gerry Nichols. Venue is St Teresa’s Church Hall, 71 Gloucester Road, North Filton, BS34 7PL. Start time is 7.30pm.

On Monday 10 October

RCTS (Ipswich & District branch) has a presentation entitled ‘The Other Side of The Wall-The Borders Railway’ to be given by Dave Pearce. Venue is Greenfinch Church Hall, Greenfinch Avenue, Ipswich IP2 0SQ. Start time is 7.15pm.

On Tuesday 11 October:

RCTS (Cambridge branch) has a presentation entitled ' The Settle & Carlisle in the 80s & 90s’ to be given by Stewart Jolly. Start time 7.30pm. Venue is The Swifts, Haggis Gap, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5HD.

RCTS (Croydon & South London branch) has a presentation entitled ‘The Masked Gricer’. Venue is East Croydon United Reformed Church, Addiscombe Grove, Croydon. Start time is 7.30pm

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RCTS (Hitchin & Welwyn Garden City branch) has a presentation entitled ‘A Swiss Railway Trilogy (Part 1)’. It’s a Hitchin event, being held at the Tilehouse Street Baptist Church, Upper Tilehouse Street, Hitchin. Start time, 7.30pm.

RCTS (MCNW branch) has a visit to Doncaster. Times, 11am to 3.30pm. Details from Alan Turton. Email merseyside@rcts.org.uk.

On Wednesday 12 October

RCTS (South Wales branch, Radyr) has a presentation entitled ' Freight Reorganisation in the Cardiff Valleys during the late 1960s’ to be given by Brian Rolley.  Venue is at Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff CF15 8DF. Start time 7pm.

RCTS (Sheffield branch) has a presentation entitled ‘10 years of rail travel in UK and Europe’ to be given by Alan Yearsley. Venue is 60-68 Trippet Lane, Sheffield, S1 4EL. Start time is 7.30pm.

On Monday 17 October

RCTS (West Midlands branch) has a presentation entitled ‘Moving Coal by Rail’. Venue is Cheylesmore Community Centre, Arundel/Poitiers Road, Coventry, CV3 5JX. Timing is 2pm to 4pm.

RCTS (MCNW branch) has a Zoom presentation entitled ‘An Illustrated History of the British Transport Police’ to be given by Bill Rogerson. Start time, 7.30pm.

RCTS (South Essex branch, Shenfield) has a presentation entitled ‘The Man in Seat 61’ to be given by Mark Smith. Venue is Shenfield Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Road, Shenfield, CM15 8LB.  Start time is 7.30pm.

On Tuesday 18 October

RCTS (Humberside branch, Hull) has a presentation entitled ‘Lands End to John O’Groats by public transport and On and off the beaten track’ to be given by Dan Longbottom. Venue is The Highway, Willerby Road, Hull, HU5 5LH. Start time 7.30pm.

On Wednesday 19 October

RCTS (Solent branch, Eastleigh) has a presentation entitled ‘Transport of the Isle of Man’ given by David Mead.  Venue is at the Eastleigh Railway Institute, 2 Romsey Road, SO50 9FE. Start time is 7.30pm.

On Thursday 20 October

RCTS (North East branch, Darlington) has a presentation entitled ‘RCTS and 5033 Reunited’ to be given by Tobias Watkins. Venue is Darlington Cricket Club, Feethams, South Terrace, Darlington, DL1 5JD. Start time is 7pm.

RCTS (West Riding branch) has a presentation entitled ‘Adventures in Search of Steam’ to be given by David Tillotson.  Venue is at Saltaire Methodist Church Saltaire Road, Shipley BD18 3HJ. Start time is 7.30pm.

Friday 21 October to Sunday 23 October:

The RCTS will be enjoying its Members Weekend. The venue is Reading (Novotel Centre) the long weekend comprising three days of visits, including full day visit to Didcot Railway Centre and visit to Fawley Museum.

On Friday 21 October, and as part of the Members Weekend, the Rev Canon Brian Arman, Society President, will give a presentation entitled ‘Last Years Of Swindon Works - The Post-Hydraulic Years.’ Start time, 7.30pm.

On Tuesday 25 October

RCTS (East Midlands branch, Nottingham) has a presentation entitled ‘Bulleid’s Pacifics’ to be given by Colin Boocock. Venue is at The New Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood Street, Nottingham NG1 4EZ. Start time is 7.30pm.

RCTS (Hitchin & Welwyn Garden City branch) has a presentation entitled ‘Great Western Locomotives in Preservation’ to be given by Richard Morris. It’s a Welwyn Garden City event, being held at the Methodist Church 149 Ludwick Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 3PN, commencing at 2pm.

On Wednesday 26 October

RCTS (Chichester branch) has a presentation entitled ‘Six Decades of Steam Railway Photography’ to be given by Tony Storey. Venue is Bassil Shippam Centre, Tozer Way, St Pancras, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 7LG. Start time is 7.15pm.

On Thursday 27 October

RCTS (Surrey branch, Woking) has a presentation entitled ‘Full Circle – From Nationalisation To Great British Railways’ to be given by Frazer Pithie. Venue is Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. Start time is 7.15pm.

RCTS (Scotland branch) has its branch AGM followed by Members’ Slide and Digital Presentations. Venue is SCT Edinburgh, Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL. Start time, 2.30pm.

RCTS has a National Zoom presentation, details being arranged and will be added to RCTS website when available.  Start time is 7.30pm.

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