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Meetings and visits incorporating the Perpetual Calendar Page updated 24th February 2018

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About our programme of meetings and visits Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

Our Centres run a series of indoor meetings at regular venues over the Autumn, Winter, and Spring periods. This regular, winter series, of meetings is also generally open to guests and non-members.  Where this is not the case it is stated in the Centre's listing. Our venues span the nation from Scotland to the south of England.   Additionally there is a weekend event around the AGM and a selection of outdoor trips in the summer months. Other meetings have been occasionally held on an as required basis in Central London, Leicester, Bristol, Swindon and Weymouth.

Saturday and midweek meeting dates Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

Most winter indoor series meetings are held on weekday evenings. However, returning home late into the evening can be problematic for members residing some distance away from their nearest centre base therefore some centres do offer daytime meetings. These are currently - Kidderminster, Manchester and Godalming.

The Severn Valley Railway's Kidderminster Station Museum is home to the Midland Centre's meetings (see Venue map). Access by main line rail (Central trains) to the adjacent station is good as is road access. There is ample, relatively inexpensive, parking and catering is available from a choice of two SVR facilities.

The Manchester meetings are held in the City Centre and the opportunity to travel by train to the meetings from a wide area of the North exists. The venue is very central and close to both Albert and St Peter's Squares. (See Venue map) Both these Centres therefore provide the opportunity for members from a wide area the opportunity to travel to an event without being forced into the necessity of a very late return home time.

The Godalming meetings are also easily accesible by public transport.

Although we do not currently promote Kidderminster as a national SLS Centre as a consequence of having such a physically central geographical location, it does offer members from an extremely large catchment area, a Centre base that is accessible.

Twitter – speaker details

 

All Centre meetings are publicised using Twitter at the #hashtags given below..  Whilst appreciating that many of our booked speakers are not Twitter users if you are are then a mention in the meeting notice will be mutually beneficial. Please contact the webmaster using either @John_jnew or @Stephenson_loco.

2018

February (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

Page updated 24th February 2018

1 Feb - Kendal - How the General Strike was Broken - striking trade unionists and volunteer "black legs" on the railways. Dr Robin Smith | Twitter = #KendalSLS

2 Feb Middlesbrough -  The battle of the Tees - Tony Nicholson #TeessideSLS | Centre Programme as pdf.

9 Feb - Newcastle - (A Double Talk) 1 - To Europe For Steam – West Germany 1974 Trevor Ermel and (2|) Coal Traffic In The North East During The 60s’  & Branch Lines In The North East During The 50s’ And 60s’, Alan Brooks NB This talk is updated and may differ from the info' published in some magazines. Twitter feed = #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

10 Feb - Kidderminster - Centre Annual General Meeting & Members’ Presentations. | Twitter = #MidlandsSLS  

12 Feb - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

12 Feb - Ayrshire - Railfuture (Scotland).  Mr Roderick McDougall. Ayrshire programme as a pdf  | #SLSAyrshire   

13 Feb - Godalming - 2:30pm Reminiscenses of the 1950s (Slides) by Hugh Davies | Twitter = #GodalmingSLS

15 Feb - Barnet - Railway Allsorts. Ken Mumford. | Twitter feed = #BarnetSLS

17 Feb - Manchester - David Stannard, Technical Officer, Railway Performance Society ‘Delving into Aspects of Modern Traction Performance’ An illustrated talk focussing on a period of intensive change on the Crewe-Manchester line between 1998 and 2008 but also including a look at what has been going on recently with Voyager traction modifications and an interesting conundrum concerning HST traction power history.

20 Feb – Coulby Newham - 4-Coupled locomotives - David Warren #TeessideSLS | Centre Programme as pdf.

23 Feb - Newcastle - Centre Annual General Meeting And Members’ Evening. Agenda items and offers of contributions of 35mm colour slide presentations for members’ evening to the Centre Secretary by  9th February please.Twitter feed = #NewcastleSLS | Centre website.

28 Feb - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page.

March (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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1 Mar - Kendal - Railways in Yorkshire. Peter Fitton. | Twitter = #KendalSLS

2 MarMiddlesbrough - Teesside Centre AGM #TeessideSLS | Centre Programme as pdf

3/4 Mar - Meet the Society - Preston Model Railway Show - Sports Hall, Preston College, St. Vincent's Road, Fulwood, PR2 8UR 

9 Mar - Newcastle - Home And Abroad: Journeys With My Camera. Ian Britton Twitter feed = #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

10 Mar - Kidderminster - The Art of Railway Publishing With A View of China's Locomotives. Robin Gibbons. | Twitter = #MidlandsSLS

12 Mar - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

12 Mar - Ayrshire - Latest developments on the  Leadhills & Wanlockhead Rly. Mr. Paul Brennock. Ayrshire programme as a pdf  | #SLSAyrshire

13 Mar -- Godalming - No meeting (Postponed one week - see 20th below)

15 Mar - Barnet - Developments at Earls Court, Paul Godwin. | Twitter feed = #BarnetSLS

17 Mar - Manchester - Ian Clark ‘The Evolution of Rail Tours from an SLS Perspective’ A look at how the development of Special and Excursion Trains led to the Rail Tour Era beginning, including the SLS's contribution by Area during the first 20 years.

17 Mar - SPC Sales stand at the IIRS Chiswick Transport Collectors Market

20 Mar -- Godalming - 12 noon Centre Cttee Mtg (Weatherspoons) followed by meeting at regular venue at 2pm (Speaker and topic TBC) | Twitter = #GodalmingSLS | Twitter = #GodalmingSLS NB This is a late change of the meeting date and may differ from the date published in print media listings.

20 Mar – Coulby Newham - The last years of the Deltics - David Thomas #TeessideSLS | Centre Programme as pdf.

23 Mar - Newcastle - Das Deutsche Reichsbahn (D.R) East Germany 1984 To 1990, Dr. Ing. Prof. F.W. Hampson Twitter feed = #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

24/5 Mar - Meet the Society - London Festival of Railway Modelling. Alexandra Palace.(Incl SPC Sales stand)

28 Mar - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

31 Mar - 2 Apr - Meet the Society - at York Model Railway Show

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page.

April (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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31 Mar - 2 Apr Promotions stand at York Model Railway Show.

5 Apr - Kendal - An illustrated tour of Irish railways. Michael Davies. | Twitter = #KendalSLS

6 Apr Middlesbrough -  The Welsh Highland Railway - Nick Wise #TeessideSLS | Centre Programme as pdf

9 Apr - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

9 Ayr - Ayrshire - Centre AGM and members night. Ayrshire programme as a pdf  | #SLSAyrshire

10 Apr - Godalming - Speaker and topic TBC | Twitter = #GodalmingSLS

13 Apr - Newcastle - ‘Sigh For A Deltic’, David Thomas Twitter feed = #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

14 Apr - Kidderminster - The P2 Mikado project. Chris Walker of the A1SLT. | Twitter = #MidlandsSLS

17 Apr– Coulby Newham - My first two seasons - Chris Price – NYMR General Manager #TeessideSLS | Centre Programme as pdf

19 Apr - Barnet - Photographs from the SLS Photograph Collection . Keith Greenwood. | Twitter feed = #BarnetSLS

25 Apr - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

27 Apr - Newcastle - N.E.R. Tyneside Electrics:- A Pictorial Record, David Fraser Twitter feed = #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page.

May (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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4 May Middlesbrough -  A creative tourist eclipses the Scouts - Sam Woods #TeessideSLS | Centre Programme as pdf.

10 May - Kendal - A visit exploring the "Viaduct Walk' at Kirkby Stephen, Details obtainable via the Kendal Centre.

12 May - Kidderminster - Speaker and topic TBA | Twitter = #MidlandsSLS

14 May - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

18 May - Newcastle - Rope & Chain Haulage On Railways In Britain, Colin Mountford Twitter feed = #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

19 - 21 May Society National AGM weekend. Derby  See our AGM page for further details.

23 May - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

June (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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11 Jun - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

27 Jun - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

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July (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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9 Jul - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

11 Jul - Manchester - 2018 Summer lunch get-together for members, families and friends. Advance notification - location and time TBA

25 Jul - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

August (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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13 Aug - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

22 Aug - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

Provisional - Orion Steaming at the Model mania event - Locomotion, Shildon.

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

September (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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10 Sep - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

26 Sep - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrar

Provisional - Orion Steaming at the Autumn Steam Gala - Locomotion, Shildon.

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

October (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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8 Oct - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

24 Oct - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page.

November (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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12 Nov - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

24/5 Nov - Warley MRC Exhibition (Probable - TBC) - NEC.

28 Nov - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

December (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

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10 Dec - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

26 Dec - Library closed for Christmas New Year Holidays Twitter feed = #SLSLibrary

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

January (back to month selection table)- Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

Page updated 24th February 2018

2018 programme for month now completed.

Further meetings will be added as and when arranged by Centres.- For Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

Events & meetings more than 12 months ahead (back to month selection table) - Meetings venue page (Includes Centre map & contact details)

General notes regarding the meetings listings

  1. The meetings and venues listed are as notified to the Web-master but may be subject to change at short notice.
  2. When new content for this page is receive it will be posted to the updates| About us & contacts page initially if it cannot be added here immediately.
  3. Non-members are welcome at meetings, unless "members only" is specified although there may be an admission charge or request for a donation. Other relevant events will be added when/where advised.
  4. External links from the  meeting pages to other sites for venue mapping etc. are offered in good faith but may be subject to change outside the SLS's control.