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Stephenson Locomotive Society talks

July 30, 2016

 

The Stephenson Locomotive Society are hosting a series of railway related talks and presentations through autumn and winter

Further information may be obtained from the Manchester Centre Secretary, Alasdair Renfrew: Tel. 0161-973-1165 or e-mail: slsnwsecy@gmail.com

Saturday 1 October 2016, 1400hrs at The Friends’ Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS
‘Railway chat’: a debate led by Nigel Harris and Christian Wolmar to celebrate 21 years of writing for RAIL magazine.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 1830 hrs at the Museum of Science & Industry, Liverpool Rd, Manchester, M3 4FP
Joint meeting with the Newcomen Society, North Western Branch
Dr Michael Bailey, M.B.E., SLS President   ‘Brunel’s Fan: His Locomotive Draught Experiments of 1840/41’.

Saturday 5 November 2016, 1400hrs at The Friends’ Meeting House, Mount Street, ManchesterM2 5NS
Michael Norris
‘Railways around Preston’ 
An illustrated talk on the history of the railways around the town and the development of the various stations, including the current Preston station.

Saturday 3 December 2016, 1400hrs at The Friends’ Meeting House, Mount Street, ManchesterM2 5NS
Steve Fort
’60 years of railways in Lancashire’
The show will look at the changing railway scene within Lancashire, using the old pre-1974 County boundaries as a guide, featuring images from the 1950s up to the present day.

Tuesday 10 January 2017 at 1400 hrs at Sale United Reformed Church lounge, Montague Road, Sale M33 3BU, close to Sale tram stop and buses
Hotpot lunch (& quiz) – donations in aid of the ‘Railway Children’ charity
Notification of attendance is essential for catering. Please notify Alasdair Renfrew (contact details below) by 5th January.

*Saturday 21 January 2017, 1400hrs at The Friends’ Meeting House, Mount Street, ManchesterM2 5NS
Area AGM (brief) followed by:
Alan Coltman
‘My First 12 years as a ‘Tour Manager’ with Great Rail Journeys’
Alan’s work as a Tour Manager has allowed him to travel the world, see magnificent scenery, meet interesting people and experience various forms of rail travel.

*Saturday 18 February 2017, 1400hrs at The Friends’ Meeting House, Mount Street, ManchesterM2 5NS
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.
Saturday 18 March 2017, 1400hrs at The Friends’ Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS
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).

Tuesday 11 April 2017, 1930hrs 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.

* If Alan Coltman is required for a Great Rail Journeys tour on 21 January 2017, meeting dates may be exchanged.

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