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'National Railway Societies'

Meetings and Events for February 2023 featuring:

- Branch Line Society

- Railway & Canal Historical Society

- Stephenson Locomotive Society

 

For Historical Model Railway Society go to www.hmrs.org.uk/whatson

For Inter City Railway Society go to www.intercityrailwaysociety.org/events.html

For Locomotive Club of Great Britain go to www.lcgb.org.uk/calendar

For Railway Correspondence and Travel Society go to www.rcts.org.uk/#news and scroll down

 

BRANCH LINE SOCIETY has the following trips:

Saturday 11 February

Trip: The Wolf Hall Thunderer

Visiting a number of south-western branches that rarely see a locomotive hauled train. Featuring a number of sought-after loops and curves. Pick-ups at Derby, East Midlands Parkway, Leicester Kettering, Bedford, London St Pancras. Class 37 37403 operating top and tail with Class 50 50008 ‘Thunderer’.

 

Sunday 12 February

Trip: The Technical Cobra

Visiting unusual lines at three sought after locations, RTC Derby, Cobra Wakefield and Wakefield Europort. Class 37 37403 throughout. Pick ups at Derby, Chesterfield and Meadowhall.

 

 

RAILWAY & CANAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY has the following events:

Friday 3 February

Lecture: Trams to LRT. A presentation to be given by Matthew Searle

Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Rd, Beeston, Nottingham starting at 7pm.

 

Saturday 4 February

Lecture: The Stockton and Darlington Railway (Les Turnbull)

Venue: York Explore Library, Museum Street, York. Start 2.15pm

 

Saturday 11 February

AGM: North West Group AGM and Members Miscellany

Venue: 6 Mount Street, Manchester. Starts 2pm

 

Saturday 18 February

AGM & Lecture: West Midlands Group AGM followed by ‘Wellington Businessmen and the Railway’, by Neil Clarke

Venue: Birmingham & Midlands Institute, 3 Margaret Street, starts 2pm

 

Thursday 23 February

Walk. Godley to Apethorne Junction and Woodley. A walk (5 miles) led by Roger Brice, following the CLC line from Godley to Woodley with a short diversion (necessitated by access issues) along the towpath of the Lower Peak Forest Canal from Apethorne Aqueduct to Woodley. 11am to 3pm.

 

Thursday 23 February

Lecture: The Wilts & Berks Canal (Dave Maloney). Covering the history of the canal, opened in 1810 running 52 miles from the Kennet & Avon at Semington to the River Thames at Abingdon, its abandonment in 1914, the canal today, the restoration work being carried out and ultimate aims of the Canal Trust.

Venue: Royal British Legion, 8 Charlton Road, Keynsham BS31 2JA. Starts 7.30pm

 

Saturday 25 February

Zoom Presentation: The Exeter Canal, by Peter Cleasby. Starts 2pm

By Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83016759578?pwd=UUtBZ2pJVmJ1ZElnTGtHOFJHUEtTdz09#success

 

Monday 27 February

Quiz. ‘A Zoom Quiz Night’ hosted by Andy Brown. 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

By Zoom

Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82287964654?pwd=d0VycGJTdytNNmRGSk9qNmJzTXIwQT09

 

 

STEPHENSON LOCOMOTIVE SOCIETY has the following presentations:

Friday 3 February

SLS (Teeside, Middlesborough Centre)

Presentation: Entitled ‘Rails Across the North Riding Part 1’ given by Richard Barber

Venue: Newport Community Hub, St. Pauls Road, (Union Street) Middlesbrough, TS1 5NQ. Start time 7pm.

 

Wednesday 8 February

SLS Kendal (South Lakeland Centre)

Presentation: Entitled ‘Steam in the 60's in the North West’ given by David Fowler

Venue: Abbott Hall Social Centre, Dowker Lane, Kendall. Start time 7.15pm

 

Friday 10 February

SLS (Newcastle Centre)

Centre Annual General Meeting

Venue: Conference Room, 1st Floor, Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle. Start time, 7pm.

 

Saturday 11 February

SLS (Midlands, Kidderminster Centre)

AGM: AGM followed by members presentations

Venue: Kidderminster Railway Museum (adjoining Seven Valley Railway station), DY10 1QX. Start time, 2pm.

 

Monday 13 February

SLS (Ayr Centre)

Presentation: Entitled ‘Bridging the Gap. Design & Construction of Railway Bridges’ given by Mr. Gregory Beecroft.

Venue: Lauriston Hotel, 15 South Crescent Road, Ardrossan, KA22 8EA. Start time 7.30pm.

 

Tuesday 14 February

SLS (London/Home Counties: Godalming Centre)

Presentation: Entitled ‘20 Years of SLS AGM Visits’ given by Brian Lewis

Venue: Scout & Guide Headquarters, Godalming. Start time 2.30pm.

 

Saturday 18 February

SLS (Manchester Centre)

Presentation: Entitled ‘Is the Tender Half-full or Half-empty?’ given by Dr. Robin Coombes

Venue: The Friends’ Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS. Start time 2pm.

 

Tuesday 21 February

SLS (Teeside Centre)

Presentation: Entitled ‘North Yorkshire Moors Railway Update given by Chris Price (NYMR General Manager)

Venue: Langdon Square Community Centre, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough TS8 0TF. Start time is 2pm.

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