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Meetings and visits incorporating the Perpetual Calendar Page updated 10 April 2017

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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 problemstic 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.

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

Page updated 10 April 2017

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

1 Apr - Transport Collector’s Market.  Chiswick Town Hall  London W4. Sat 1 April organised by the Irish Railway Record Society. 11 am – 3pm We are attending with a photo sales stand.

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 - 'Sir Nigel Gresley - The engineer & his family' by Chris Nettleton 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 – Kidderminsterl – The Somerset & Dorset Railway Remembered – Malcom James

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

30 Apr/1 May Orion in steam at the Downs School Railway Gala, Colwall.

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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1 May Orion in steam at the Downs School Railway Gala, Colwall.

3 May - Members rail run Marylebone - Oxford - Paddington

5 May - Middlesbrough - “The history of boiler explosions” Ray State 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 Members’ Presentations

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.

11 Jun - Beeches Light Railway visit (Members only - members requiring further details should view the Members forum/Journal)

17-18 Jun Coal & Limestone Carrying Model Railways exhibition NEIMME, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm / Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm Admission free - Donations towards expenses will be gratefully accepted Joint SLS/NEIMME event) More details here (PDF)

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. Due to the expected presence of Flying Scotsman our locomotive Orion will not be in steam at the gala but will remain on static display.

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.

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

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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)

2017 programme for March now completed.

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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.