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'National Railway Societies'


Meetings and Events for JULY 2024

- Branch Line Society

- Historical Model Railway Society

- Inter City Railway Society

- Locomotive Club of Great Britain

- Railfuture

- Railway & Canal Historical Society

- Stephenson Locomotive Society


For Railway Correspondence and Travel Society go to and scroll down


BRANCH LINE SOCIETY has the following events:


Monday 1 July

Event: Tour

‘London Railway Curiosities Roundabout day tour.’

Tour starts at St. Pancras International at 9am with the aim of visiting to see from public locations:  1. Angerstein foot level crossing, 2. Deptford Creek lifting bridge, 3. Spencer Road Halt footbridge, 4. Wandsworth Common windmill, 5. Barnes Bridge new footbridge, 6. Three Bridges (formally Windmill Bridge – a road bridge atop a canal bridge atop a railway line), 7. Greenford incline lift.


Saturday 20 July

Event: Tour

‘Glasgow Central rooftop visit charity auction’

A rare opportunity to go on a unique tour of the Glasgow Central station roof limited to only 3 members. Meet on the concourse at 9am this guided tour will ascend upwards to the glass roof that is one of the world’s largest, with over 48,000 panes of glass. The aim for this fixture to support Heather Waugh’s Railway Family.


Sunday 21 July

Event: Trip

‘The Nosh and Slosh’

A circular Sunday lunch special over classic Western territory, hauled by D1015 'Western Champion', with a climb up the Lickey incline for dessert! From Birmingham International station depart 1pm, going via Rowley Regis, Kidderminster, Worcester Shrub Hill, Moreton-in-Marsh, Oxford, Didcot West Curve, Swindon, Gloucester, Cheltenham Spa, Lickey Incline, Birmingham New Street (SD 18:35) and Birmingham International (SD 18:55).


HISTORICAL MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY has the following events:


Bletchley Area Group

Event: A ‘Summer Day Out’.

Dates and details yet to be released.


Essex Area Group

Event: A ‘Summer Day Out’.

Dates and details yet to be released


INTER CITY RAILWAY SOCIETY has the following events:

Sunday 14 July

Visit: Scunthorpe Steelworks / Appleby Frodingham Railway

Cost £25. Arrive 10am for 10.30 start. Duration 4 hours in 3 brake vans hauled by diesel.


Monday 15 July

Visit: Hope Cement Works

Starts 10am for 4-hour duration with stop for lunch. Cost £15


Sunday 28 July

Visit: Fawley Hill Railway Museum

Visit to this family private railway, there being different steam loco working whilst the resident one is away for overhaul. This museum is private and not open to the public only opening its doors by invitation only on a select few days each year to organised groups.


LOCOMOTIVE CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN has the following presentations:

Tuesday 2 July

LCGB (Bedford branch): Talk

‘Real Steam, Here, There & Everywhere’

A digital presentation by David Scudamore

Venue: St John's Church Hall, St John’s Street, Bedford, MK42 0DL.

Start time 7.30pm


Wednesday 10 July

LCGB (Dorking branch): Talk

‘Mid Wales to Barry Island via Pembrokeshire’

Presented by Peter Jones

Venue: Dorking Friends Meeting House, Butter Hill, South Street, Dorking, RH4 2LE.

Start time 2pm.


Friday 19 July

LCGB (Central London branch)

‘Freight Trains Around Britain in Recent Years’

Presented by Geoff Brockett

Venue: Keen House (the Model Railway Club), 4, Calshot Street, London N1 9DA.

Start time 6.30pm.


RAILFUTURE has the following meetings:


Wednesday 10 July

Branch / Division: London & South East regional branch (Eastern Division)

Event: Division Meeting (Online)

Starts 7pm.


Saturday 13 July

‘Railfuture Annual General Meeting’

Event: AGM, including presentations of Railfuture Member of the Year Award and Rail User Group Awards, hosted by Railfuture Scotland

Venue: Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel, (Room: Holyrood Suite), 81 Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8AU

Starts 10am


Thursday 18 July

Branch / Division: London & South East regional branch (London Metro Division)

Event: ‘Presentation - to be given by Transport for London’

Venue: Alan Baxter Gallery, Front Basement Meeting Room, 75 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, London EC1M 6EL

Starts 7pm


Thursday 18 July

Branch / Division: London & South East regional branch (Sussex & Coastway Division)

Event: Division Meeting (Online)

Venue: Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Starts 6pm


Tuesday 30 July

Branch / Division: London & South East regional branch (Herts and Beds Division)

Event: Division Meeting (Online)

Starts 7.30pm


RAILWAY & CANAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY has the following events:


Thursday 4 July

East Midlands Group: Walk

‘Tracing the Midland Line from Haddon to Hassop’

Meet at Derby Bus Station (Bay 23) to catch the 09:35 Transpeak bus to Haddon Hall (arrives 10:53). The walk is considered easy on good footpaths with one steep climb to access the Monsal Trail at Coombs Road Viaduct. Appropriate footwear is recommended. Distance 4 miles. Lunch at Hassop Station Café or bring packed lunch to eat nearby. After lunch return to Bakewell town centre either by Peak Sightseer bus (concessionary bus passes NOT valid) or 1.5 mile walk from Hassop for onward travel.


Saturday 20 July

South West Group: Walk

‘Somerset & Dorset Railway: Walk from Shepton Mallet’

Marking the 150th anniversary of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Bath Extension, walk from Shepton Mallet to Charlton, Bath Road and Hamwood Viaducts and Winsor Hill Tunnel. Details and times to be confirmed.



Thursday 25 July

North West Group: Walk

‘Exploring the Poynton & Norbury Colliery Railways & Canals’

A walk looking at the railways and canals associated with the collieries of Poynton and Norbury. The walk will start at Middlewood Station at 11:20 following the arrival of the 10:51 departure from Manchester Piccadilly (service to Buxton). A pub lunch is anticipated at the Boar’s Head, or eat a packed lunch at the picnic tables opposite on the site of the former Macclesfield, Bollington & Marple Railway Poynton Station. The area covered by the walk will be different from that covered by the NW Group pre-lunch walk on 7th December 2023. Return will be from Middlewood Station (16:46 departure to Piccadilly). Other return options, later trains from Middlewood or by bus to Macclesfield or Stockport, can be explained on the day.



End of Meeting Season. Meetings resume in September.

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