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

The SLS offers many services to members including the regular society magazine ( the Journal) an Internet Forum and also a range of meetings.  There are two types of meeting and events.  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.  The Society has several Centres, local branches, around the country from Scotland to the south of England,  These have a regular programme of meetings for members including indoor based illustrated talks of a variety of railway topics both home and overseas and outdoor trips in the summer months. Other meetings are 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 of the winter indoor series meetings are arranged on weekday evenings. However it is appreciated that returning home late into the evening can be a problem for those members residing some distance away from their nearest centre base. Therefore we would like to draw your attention the fact that the Midland Centre, based in Kidderminster and the North Western Centre in Manchester do offer the opportunity to attend regular Saturday afternoon meetings for those able, and prepared, to travel longer distances at the weekend. 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. 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 go a long way towards offering members from an extremely large catchment area, far larger than the obvious Birmingham/Midlands 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.

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

Page updated 15 February 2017

2 Feb - Kendal - OPEN EVENING Lakeland meetings pdf Twitter = #KendalSLS

3 Feb - Middlesbrough - “New Zealand Railways” Phil Kirkland Revised topic/speaker now = "THE RAILWAY INDUSTRY, NORTHERN & FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS" Pete Myers (Stakeholder Manager) Teesside Programme as PDF Twitter = #TeessideSLS

10 Feb - Newcastle - Building the CanadianPacific main line in the west, Ken Aiston. #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

11 Feb – Kidderminster – date confirmed – Centre AGM+?

13 Feb (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

13 Feb (Eve) - Ayrshire (Ardrossan) - Eric Lomax: Dr. Michael R. Bailey MBE.The Railwayman of War & Peace. Twitter = #AyrshireSLS Programme as a pdf  S

14 Feb - Godalming - (Start time 2:30pm) Topic/speaker TBC (Or Members’ event with contributions from the members attending.) Twitter = #GodalmingSLS

14 Feb - Friends of the NRM (York) - SNCF Classic Diesel Swansong, Duncan Mcevoy (NOT an SLS meeting but members are invited to attend - details here)

16 Feb - Barnet - Off and On the Rails Again by Bill Davies. Twitter = #BarnetSLS

18 Feb - Manchester - (Sat) 14:00 Dr Angus McDougall ‘An enthusiast remembers more’ Angus will again be offering a talk, illustrated from his wide-ranging slide collection and drawing on his extensive railway travels. (NB: If Alan Coltman is required for a Great Rail Journeys tour on 21 January 2017, meeting content may be exchanged with Jan.) Twitter = #ManchesterSLS

21 Feb - Coulby Newham - "Sean English of Grand Central railway on Grand Central Railway – Past, present & future ” - Speaker/topic was TBC - now confirmed Teesside Programme as PDF Twitter = #TeessideSLS

22 Feb - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

 24 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  10th February please. #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

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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2 Mar - Kendal - Michael Ellis: MY RAILWAY CAREER AND HOBBY. An illustrated account of Michael's work and scenes from the Lancaster area. Lakeland meetings pdf Twitter = #KendalSLS

3 Mar - Middlesbrough - Centre AGM & “Steam Loco Information on line” Steve Frost Teesside Programme as PDF Twitter = #TeessideSLS

4 Mar - NRM event date amended (Our error) see 14th below

4/5 Mar - Meet the Society at Preston Model Railway Show.

10 Mar- Newcastle - A railwayman for all seasons, Philip Benham. #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

11 Mar – Kidderminster – date confirmed – Topic TBA

13 Mar (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

13 Mar (Eve) - Ayrshire (Ardrossan) - Edinburgh Suburban Steam.  Mr. Stuart Sellar. Twitter = #AyrshireSLS Programme as a pdf  

14 Mar - Godalming - (Start time 2:30pm) Topic/speaker TBC ( or Members’ event with contributions from the members attending.) Twitter = #GodalmingSLS

14 Mar - Friends of the NRM (York) - More Confessions of a Narrow Minded Enthusiast, Colin Brading (NOT an SLS meeting but members are invited to attend - details here)

14th March 2017 at 19.30.  Extra meeting - Surrey Industrial History Group at the Education Centre, Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7UP Speaker Michael Bailey (SLS President) Topic Eric Lomax: The Railwayman of War and Peace’.   .

16 Mar - Barnet - The East Coast MainLine around 1960 presented by Peter Groom. Twitter = #BarnetSLS

18 Mar - Manchester - (Sat) 14:00 Frank Watson ‘Knotted handkerchief to bowler hat’ A railway career from ‘bar-ladding’ to temporary footplate inspector (royal trains and last steam specials, including 1T57). Twitter = #ManchesterSLS

21 Mar - Coulby Newham - TBA Teesside Programme as PDF Twitter = #TeessideSLS

22 Mar (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

24 Mar - Newcastle - ‘Greenwood’ slide evening, Les Paul. #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

25/26 Mar Alexandra Palace - Photograph Collection sales & recruitment stand - London Festival of Railway Modelling

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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2017 AGM - NE Area - Venue/dates TBC (Now scheduled for 13/14 May 2017.)

6 Apr - Kendal - Michael Norris: RAILWAYS AROUND PRESTON. Part 2 of Michael 's coverage of the Preston area. Lakeland meetings pdf Twitter = #KendalSLSNo 2017 events yet arranged.

7 Apr - Middlesbrough - “The history of boiler explosions” Ray State Teesside Programme as PDF Twitter = #TeessideSLS

7 Apr - Newcastle - ‘Ancient And Modern’ – A look back over 60 years of railway photography in the UK and overseas, Dr. Ing. Prof. F.W. Hampson. #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

8 Apr – Kidderminster – date confirmed – Topic TBA

10 Apr (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

10 Apr (Eve) - Ayrshire (Ardrossan) - Ayrshire Centre AGM and members night. Twitter = #AyrshireSLS Programme as a pdf

11 Apr - Manchester - (Tue) 19:30 at LMRCA Railway Club, 127 Navigation Road, Altrincham, adjacent to Navigation Road station, WA14 1LJ (Northern & Metrolink)
Ted Buckley ‘Navigation Road and All That...’ Ted presents a selection of his late Father Bill's unpublished 1960s photos, including Navigation Road itself, the Cheshire Lines and the 'Lymm Line', together with a few holiday photos. Twitter = #ManchesterSLS

11 Apr - Friends of the NRM (York) - The Railway Company Seals of the British Isles - hunting for these intriguing artefacts, Miles Macnair (NOT an SLS meeting but members are invited to attend - details here)

15 - 17 Apr 2017 - York Model Railway Show. - Recruitment stand/Meet the Society

18 Apr - Coulby Newham - “History of French Railways” Michael Bunn Teesside Programme as PDF Twitter = #TeessideSLS

20 Apr - Barnet - Photographs from The Stephenson Locomotive Society Photograph Collection. Presented by Keith Greenwood. Twitter = #BarnetSLS

25 Apr (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

28 Apr - Newcastle - The Ffestiniog Railway, by Howard Burchell. #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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5 May - Middlesbrough - TBA Teesside Programme as PDF Twitter = #TeessideSLS

8 May (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

12 May - Newcastle - Railway landslip remediation through the year. Clare Brint – Network Rail. #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

13-15th May - 2017 AGM w/end Location - Darlington and trips in surrounding area.

13 May – Kidderminster – date provisional and Topic TBC

24 May (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

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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5 Jun (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

28 Jun (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

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

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

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10 Jul (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

26 Jul (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

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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14 Aug (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

TBC - Orion steaming at the Locomotion model makers event.

23 Aug (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

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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1 Sep - Newcastle - Autumn dates confirmed; speaker details currently TBC. #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

11 Sep (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

15 Sep - Newcastle - Autumn dates confirmed; speaker details currently TBC. #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

27 Sep (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

29 Sep - Newcastle - Autumn dates confirmed; speaker details currently TBC. #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

TBC - Orion steaming at the Locomotion Autumn steam gala.

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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9 Oct (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

13 Oct - Newcastle - Autumn dates confirmed; speaker details currently TBC. #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

25 Oct (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

27 Oct - Newcastle - Autumn dates confirmed; speaker details currently TBC. #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

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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10 Nov - Newcastle - Autumn dates confirmed; speaker details currently TBC. #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

13 Oct (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

22 Oct (PM) - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal.

24 Nov - Newcastle - Autumn dates confirmed; speaker details currently TBC. #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

25/26 Nov - Photograph Collection sales and recruitment stand - Warley MRC Exhibition at The NEC.

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

December

8 Dec - Newcastle - Autumn dates confirmed; speaker details currently TBC. #NewcastleSLS | Centre website

11 Dec - Library open day (Members only) - to check times see latest Journal. (Only the one open day this month due to holidays)

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

23 Dec to 1st Jan

The Admin offices and all our Centres will be closed for the Christmas & New Year break.

The Library is not open on 27th Dec.

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2018

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

8 Jan (2nd Monday of Month) . Library expected to reopen for 2018 season.

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.