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Meetings and visits incorporating the Perpetual Calendar Page updated 23 July 2019

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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.

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

Page updated 23 July 2019

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

27 July - Bridport Model Railway Show - Meet the Society event - Book sales etc.

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)

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

Page updated 23 July 2019

2-4 August - Redcar Model Railway Show - intent is to take a Publicity Stand.

18 Aug - Steam over Shap, Model Railway Show. Publicity stand, Shap Memorial Hall. (Event poster - page 1)

19 Aug - Talk featuring railway images taken by Percy Duff at The Old Courthouse, Shap Places limited. Book in advance. (Event poster - page 2)

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

2019 - Autumn/winter Indoor Meetings Season

The Centres that ranmeetings over the 2018/9 indoor meeting season (and expected to reopen for Autumn/Winter 2019/20) are Ayrshire (Ardrossan), Godalming, Midlands (Kidderminster), Manchester, Newcastle, South Lakeland (Kendal), Teesside (Coulby Newham) & Teesside (Middlesbrough) . Their meetings will be added here and below as and when arranged - for Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

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

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

Page updated 23 July 2019

3 Sep - Central London (Venue 1) - SLS Members only (see Newsletter) : Speaker and topic - TBC. Details will be on the LCl website

6 Sep - Newcastle Upon Tyne - Blyth & Tyne Railway Part 4: A Miscellany, Ed Orwin

14 Sep - Kidderminster - Learning through archeology:the Killingwoth Billy, Dr. Michael Bailey.

17 Sep - Teesside (Coulby Newham) - Rope & chain haulage, Colin Mountford

20 Sep - Newcastle Upon Tyne - The Unknown Warrior – building the new National Memorial Steam Engine. LMS Patriot Project, John Hastings-Thomson

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

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

Page updated 23 July 2019

1 Oct - Central London (Venue 1) - SLS Members only (see Newsletter) : Speaker and topic - TBC. Details will be on the LCl website

3 Oct - Kendal - Railways of Western Turkey - 1978 - an unexpected journey, Steve King.

4 Oct - Newcastle Upon Tyne - Early American Locomotives 1829 – 1840, Ray State

4 Oct - Teesside (Middlesbrough) - The end of BR steam – 1968, John Hunt

5 Oct - Manchester - Snow White to Stephenson, Bob Gwynne.

9 Oct - Godalming - Speaker and topic - TBC

12 Oct - Kidderminster -Broad gauge from Paddington, Brian Arman

14 Oct - Ardrossan - A wet night in the yards!, Mr. Jim Summers.  

15 Oct - Teesside (Coulby Newham) - The history of railway electrification in Britain, Bob Gwynne (NRM)

17 Oct - Newcastle Upon Tyne - (SLS Members please see Newsletter for time & venue details) Joint meeting with The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers To launch the new book titled:- THE RAILWAY REVOLUTION, A Study of the Early Railways of the Great Northern Coal Field, By Les Turnbull B.A.(Hons), M.Ed., MNEIMME.

18 Oct - Newcastle Upon Tyne - Absolute block and why we have it, Simon Cox (ex signaller)

19 & 20 Oct - Hartlepool Model Railway Show - intent is to take a Publicity Stand.

28 Oct - Ardrossan - Annual dinner, Lauriston Hotel (SLS Members please see Newsletter for time & venue details)

Further Autmn/Winter season meetings for 2019 & 2020 to 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)

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

Page updated 23 July 2019


1 Nov, - Newcastle Upon Tyne - Steam Safari (South Africa 1976),Trevor Ermel

1 Nov - Teesside (Middlesbrough) - Beyond the P2, Mark Allett (A1 Trust)

2 Nov - Manchester - Rebuilding the Welsh Highland Railway, Geoff Stocker 

2-3 Nov (TBC) Sales and publicity stand - Weymouth Model Railway Show.

5 Nov - Central London (Venue 1) - SLS Members only (see Newsletter) : Speaker and topic - TBC. Details will be on the LCl website

7 Nov - Kendal -An illustrated history of the British Transport Police, Bill Rogerson, M.B.E.

9 Nov - Central London (Venue 2) - Joint event British Overseas Railways Historical Trust/SLS - (1) British Built Steam Locomotives: Down Under', Dr. Michael R. Bailey (SLS President) & (2) Research and Restoration in Nigerian Railways' by Dr. Oliver Owen.

9 Nov - Kidderminster - Round India by steam train. Presented by Malcolm Garner.

11 Nov - Ardrossan - The preservation of 45596 Bahamas, Mr. John Hillier.

13 Nov - Godalming -Speaker and topic - TBC

15 Nov - Newcastle Upon Tyne - British Railways in transition, 1950s – 1970s: Photographs by Cedric and John Clayson, John Clayson

19 Nov - Teesside (Coulby Newham) - The future development of Cross Country, Alex Bray (Arriva Cross Country Trains)

29 Nov - Newcastle Upon Tyne - New French light rail systems in the twenty first century, Graham Jellett

Further Autmn/Winter season meetings for 2019 & 2020 to 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)

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

Page updated 23 July 2019

3 Dec - Central London (Venue 1) - SLS Members only (see Newsletter) : Speaker and topic - TBC. Details will be on the LCl website

5 Dec - Kendal - Christmas Social Evening, including pictorial quiz, raffle and buffet.

6 Dec - Teesside (Middlesbrough) - Saltburn to Seal Sands – Part 1, Richard Barber

7 Dec - Manchester - (SLS Members please see Newsletter for time & venue details) Memories of the Woodhead Line, Owen Russell 

9 Dec - Ardrossan - A Canadian Excursion, Mr. Gerry Harwood

11 Dec - Godalming - Speaker and topic - TBC

13 Dec - Newcastle Upon Tyne - Christmas festivities - A seasonal social evening of contributions from members and friends including the John Morris Photographic Competition. Partners are most welcome. Competition entries, taken during the last 12 months, close on 29th Nov and should be given to Trevor Ermel at Centre meetings or e-mailed to the Centre Secretary. 35mm slides also accepted and will be scanned in.

14 Dec - Kidderminster - Members Christmas buffet followed by Members presentations.

17 Dec - Teesside (Coulby Newham) - Hartlepool’s railways, Stephen Frost

Further Autmn/Winter season meetings for 2019 & 2020 to be added as and when arranged by Centres - for Centre details see our Meeting Centres page

2020

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

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

Page updated 23 July 2019

Spring season meetings for 2020 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)

Page updated 23 July 2019

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

Spring season meetings for 2020 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)

Page updated 23 July 2019

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

Spring season meetings for 2020 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)

Page updated 23 July 2019

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

Spring season meetings for 2020 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)

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

Spring season meetings for 2020 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)

Page updated 23 July 2019

Library information:

Due to circumstances entirely outside our control the library is currently closed pending relocation. During this period alternative arrangements are in place with the RCTS.

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

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

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

2020 - AGM and related weekend visits

TBC - possibly late May but more likely to again be in early June.

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.