Membership information, member only extras etc. (page updated 21 July 2015)
1) The traditional extras, Library, Journal, visits etc.
Joining gives access to an extremely comprehensive library of quality books, maps, timetables, magazines, manufacturer's catalogues and other railway related historical documentation covering an extensive range of topics. Joining the SLS will allow you to access the library loan system. If you cannot reach the Library in person the catalogue is available and a postal loan system is in place. A location map to aid visitors traveling to the library has been added into the Members Only area of our Yahoo Group and is also available, at lower resolution, on the Library page.
The Journal, see separate section, is mailed to members. This bi-monthly illustrated publication, exclusive to members, carries with authoritative articles on locomotives and the railway scene, past and present, home and overseas. A valuable resource for all who take the study of railways and locomotion seriously. The SLS. Journal has achieved a high reputation with libraries and other professional bodies.
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2) The newer, Internet based, extras
30 Dec 2019 - The SLS Yahoo Group has been closed due to an across the board decison taken by Yahoo to cease operating the service. Alternatives are being evaluated. Members will be advised directly of any decison taken.
Prospective Society members are also advised that in addition to the traditional ways in which the SLS, like any other Society is run (area meetings, visits, library loans etc.) the SLS also has Members Forum section on our web-site for exchange of data and comments by those unable to actively get to a meeting for whatever reason.
The Members Section currently utilises the Groups option offered by Yahoo. In addition to the text forum facility the Members Section also has additional Photographic and files sections. Access to this section of our internet provision has been restricted to "private club status" for three main reasons:-
it reduces the likelihood of inappropriate material being posted.
it reduces the likelihood of members email addresses being harvested by "spammers".
it allows items to be kept to a closed group that can be trusted for comment where such is a pre-publication item
If you are a Society member currently and unaware of this section, or are newly joining, please forward the web-master your email address so that you can be sent the necessary link for registration with the service. (It is inclusive to the membership fee - no extra cost). Once you have joined the Yahoo group you have log on access to read the extra features. To do so follow this order of actions
log into the group, the sign-in page for Yahoo Groups is at http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/
read the files which are in the files section, the messages or view the photo image galleries.
many features in the files section are available to members only including:-
In accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act (Updated by the GDPR) the information supplied to the SLS may be held and used for the purposes of business, administration and statistical analysis. We will never sell or transfer your details to third parties for marketing purposes.
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How to join
SLS Library (Membership service)
SLS Resources (Free service)
The picture gallery (Opens new window/tab)
About us / Contacts
Links to other sites
Links to other railway sites (Off-site link)