February 2019

Stephenson Locomotive Society

CENTRE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND MEMBERS EVENING

Fri, 22 February 2019

This meeting starts at 19.00. For more details see www.slsnewcastle.org.uk.

Where:
The Conference Room, 1st floor, Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle on Tyne, NE1 1SG

GWS, Oxford Group

GROUP A.G.M.

Fri, 22 February 2019

A revue of Group progress in 2018 and election of officers for 2019.

Where:
Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Rd., Oxford, OX2 6QS, 19.30.

GWS, Oxford Group

GROUP A.G.M. FOLLOWED BY 'GREAT WESTERN SOCIETY TODAY,' RICHARD ANTLIFF.

Fri, 22 February 2019

Annual Group business meeting to elect officers and committee members for 2019 (only members can vote), followed by Richard Antliff, Didcot's site manager, giving an update on GWS activities at Didcot Railway Centre.

Where:
Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Rd., Oxford, OX2 6QS, 19.30.

GWS, Oxford Group

GROUP ANNUAL MEETING

Fri, 22 February 2019

Basically a formal business meeting.

Where:
Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Rd., Oxford, OX2 6QS, 19.30.

Stephenson Locomotive Society

WOODHEAD OLD AND NEW

Sat, 23 February 2019

This talk given by Ken Grainger starts at 14.00. For more details contact 0161 973 1165.

Where:
The Friends' Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS

Stephenson Locomotive Society

LEARNING THROUGH ARCHAEOLOGY: KILLINGWORTH BILLY

Tue, 26 February 2019

This talk given by Dr Michael Bailey starts at 18.30. For more details contact 0161 973 1165.

Where:
Museum of Science & Industry, Liverpool Rd, Manchester, M3 4FP

RCTS Chichester Branch

OLD DALBY TEST TRACK (DAVID COXON)

Wed, 27 February 2019

In existence for 50 years, owned and operated by Network Rail, Phil charts the history of the various uses of the test track right up to the current day.

Where:
County Hall, West Street, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1RQ

March 2019

BATH RAILWAY SOCIETY

AN ILLUSTRATED TALK BY MIKE BEALE " THE JOHN WOODS S + D COLLECTION "

Thu, 07 March 2019

STARTS 7.30pm..ALL WELCOME...VISITORS £2.50p....REFRESHMENTS...BOOKSTALL.

Where:
CHURCH HALL ,ST. MARY'S CHURCH ,BATHWICK ,BATH.

GWS, Swindon Group

'FAST & SLOW ON THE GREAT WESTERN - A LOOK AT SOME KEY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS', PHIL DAVIES

Fri, 08 March 2019

Maintaining the railway infrastructure - track, signal, bridges, tunnels, stations etc. is an essential part of railway operations. Phil takes a look at the work of the Great Western, past and present, to ensure services operate efficiently, effectively and safely.

Where:
Lawn Community Centre, Guildford Ave., Lawn, Swindon, SN3 1JE, 19.15

Great Western Society, Bristol Group

'ISLAND TREASURES(ISLE OF WIGHT)', COLIN BRADING.

Tue, 12 March 2019

Colin, well-known authority on Isle of Wight Railways aims to show some of the even more treasured aspects of this island system, a microcosm of the 'big' railway on the main land.

Where:
BAWA, 589 Southmead Rd., Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG, 19.45

RCTS SOUTH WALES

‘FROM RAILWAYS TO ROYALTY' - JACK BOSKETT

Wed, 13 March 2019

Doors open 19:00 (19:30 start) Entrance is FREE for RCTS members and a donation of £2 is requested for non members. Non-members and visitors are welcome to attend any of our meetings. Tea and coffee is provided For further information. http://bit.ly/RCTSSW https://www.facebook.com/RCTSSW/

Where:
The Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF

RCTS NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BRANCH

BRYAN CROSS – THE PETER BLAND COLLECTION, PART ONE

Thu, 14 March 2019

Doors open at 18.30 (19.00 start). Donations of £2.50 are requested. Non-members and visitors are most welcome to attend any of our meetings. Refreshments provided during the break. Finish c.21.00.

Where:
Newcastle Arts Centre, Conference Room, 67-69 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG.

GWS Taunton Group

'EAST OF PENZANCE,' ROGER MARSH.

Fri, 15 March 2019

The title gives Roger a lot of scope, as nearly everywhere in the UK is east of Penzance!

Where:
Village Hall, Stoke St. Mary, nr. Taunton, TA3 5DE, 19.30.

GWS, South West Group

'THE GREAT WESTERN TRUST COLLECTION,' PETER RANCE.

Sat, 16 March 2019

In particular, Peter looks after the GWS's photographic archive, numbering around 10,000 images. Tonight he aims to share some of the many fascinating photographs of GWR and other railways' subjects.

Where:
Parish Centre, Church End Rd., Kingskerswell, Torbay, TQ12 5LD

RCTS Chichester Branch

STRICTLY FREIGHT ONLY, PART 2 (BRIAN RINGER)

Wed, 27 March 2019

Having worked in the industry Brian has widespread experience of BR freight. We asked Brian back after a hugely successful evening when he presented part 1.

Where:
County Hall, West Street, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1RQ

GWS, Oxford Group

'THE FINAL YEARS OF WESTERN REGION STEAM,' RALPH WARD.

Fri, 29 March 2019

For many, the sixties was the time we started taking a note of and enjoying what WR steam meant. Little did we know how quickly things would change as most WR steam disappeared by early 1966, replaced intially by diesel hydraulics and from 1964 by a flood of what became classes 37 and 47.

Where:
Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Rd., Oxford, OX2 6QS, 19.30.

April 2019

Great Western Society, Bristol Group

'MORE PHOTOGRAPHING BRITAIN'S RAILWAYS,' JACK BOSKETT.

Tue, 09 April 2019

Building on his previous show, Jack will be showing another selection of his railway photographs.

Where:
BAWA, 589 Southmead Rd., Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG, 19.45

RCTS SOUTH WALES

CHARTER TRAINS IN THE 21ST CENTURY - IAIN PATE

Wed, 10 April 2019

Doors open 19:00 (19:30 start) Entrance is FREE for RCTS members and a donation of £2 is requested for non members. Non-members and visitors are welcome to attend any of our meetings. Tea and coffee is provided For further information. http://bit.ly/RCTSSW https://www.facebook.com/RCTSSW/

Where:
The Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF

RCTS NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BRANCH

PAUL CHANCELLOR – AN EIGHTH COLOUR-RAIL JOURNEY

Thu, 11 April 2019

Doors open at 18.30 (19.00 start). Donations of £2.50 are requested. Non-members and visitors are most welcome to attend any of our meetings. Refreshments provided during the break. Finish c.21.00.

Where:
Newcastle Arts Centre, Conference Room, 67-69 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG.

GWS, Swindon Group

'STEAM FINALE AROUND BRISTOL,' MIKE BEALE.

Fri, 12 April 2019

Steam operations ceased in the Bristol area in 1965. Mike aims to show how steam locomotive operations declined prior to this date.

Where:
Lawn Community Centre, Guildford Ave., Lawn, Swindon, SN3 1JE, 19.15

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