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'National Railway Societies'


Meetings and Events for JUNE 2023 featuring:

- Branch Line Society

- Historical Model Railway Society

- Inter City Railway Society

- Railway & Canal Historical Society

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BRANCH LINE SOCIETY has the following trips:

Saturday 3 June

Trip: Tabs on the Tyne

Day one of a two-day loco hauled exploration of the North East, branches to Lynemouth Power Station, Tyne Yard, Battleship Wharf and Tyne Dock PTA. Pick ups starting from Doncaster.


Saturday 3rd June to Sunday 4th June

Trip: The Tyne Tees Maid

A two-day loco hauled exploration of the North East. Day 1 highlights - see above.  Sunday highlights include Teesside goods lines and the branches to Wilton Energy from Waste and Heck Plasmor Terminal. Pick ups starting from Doncaster.


Sunday 4 June

Trip: The Steely Spires

Just Day Two of the two-day loco hauled exploration of the North East.


Sunday 11 June

Trip: The Sevington Shoeboxes

One way excursion. Highlights include Sevington loop, Cranmore DGL, Otford Up Loop, Kew East curve, Wembley EuFOC and Harringay Curve. All accommodation is 1st Class. Pick up from Tonbridge, Ashford and Clapham Jct, set downs at Peterborough and Nottingham


Saturday 24 June

Trip: The Jolly Vacman

Derby and Notts to Skegness. Charter will feature Class 37 37418 and Class 50 50008 operating top 'n tail.


Sunday 25 June

Trip: Eyre Valley Explorer

From Derby to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Diesel Gala. Charter will feature Class 37 37418 and Class 50 50008 operating top 'n tail.


Monday 26th June

Visit: Broad Gauge to Fifield

Visit to the railways at Fifield (Deep Meadow, Ledger Lane, Fifield, near Windsor). Start 2pm.


HISTORICAL MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY has the following events:


Thursday 8 June

Sussex Area Group: Talk: 8.10pm

New York, Boston and Eastern Canada - a slide presentation by Keith Carter

Venue: London Road Station, Shaftesbury Place, Brighton


Wednesday 28 June

Bletchley Area Group: Talk: 7.30pm

Northamptonshire Railways Part 6 (remaining odds and ends): Robin Cullup. By  Zoom.


Friday 30 June

Essex Area Group: Visit: 7.30pm for 8pm

Visit to Bob Page's ‘Medway Valley’ EM gauge railway.

Contact the Essex Area Organiser for details


INTER CITY RAILWAY SOCIETY has the following events:

Sat 3rd June

Trip: Visit to East Lancashire Railway (ELR)

Meet 09.15 at Baron Street. Duration 3 hours. Hi-viz jacket/ vest required.


Sat 10th June

Trip: Visit to FL Crewe Basford Hall Yard

One hour trip around Yard starts at 1pm (meet no later than 12.45) from the main security gate 100m from Gresty Road. Hi-viz jacket/ vest required


RAILWAY & CANAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY has the following events:

Thursday 8 June

North East Group - Walk: Apperley Bridge to Kirkstall Forge

A walk led by Bill Jagger along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal towpath to look at the canal infrastructure and Aire valley railway stations. Meet at Apperley Bridge railway station at 10:55am


Friday 9 June

East Midlands Group: Walk and evening visit to Elton & Orston

From Nottingham. Catch the evening train from Nottingham to Elton & Orston, and then walk to the next station at Aslockton to catch a train back. Meet at Nottingham station to catch the 16.45 train going to Skegness.


Wednesday 21 June

South West Group: Walk

Walk around Highbridge, Burnham-on-Sea and Bridgwater. Meet at Highbridge & Burnham Station at 10.45. Walk route of former Somerset Central Railway (S&D) line to Burnham-on Sea. Afternoon starts at Bridgwater - walk around docks, wharfs and former GW and S&D dock branches. Walk along first part of Bridgwater & Taunton Canal.


Thursday 29 June

North West Group - Walk

The Upper Reaches of the Lancaster Canal. Two options for the day. The first includes visiting the site of the former canal basin in Kendal, with early start. The second omits the canal basin (view remains of old station at Kendal and a river walk instead), then join earlier arrivals at Kendal bus station to board the 11:55 departure to Crooklands. A 4-mile walk from Crooklands includes aqueduct at Stainton and the Hincaster tunnel. The walk ends at Levens Bridge. All walking will be on the towpath or public footpaths.

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