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Meetings 2019-20


Telford Railway Society fixtures for 2019/20 Season

Meetings held on 2nd & 4th MONDAYS each Month at John Maddock's Sports & Social Club, off Holyhead Road, Oakengates, Telford, TF2 6BU, Shropshire 19:45 to 22:00.

 



Fixtures 2018/2019 Season


Telford Railway Society fixtures for 2018/19 Season

Meetings held on 2nd & 4th MONDAYS each Month at John Maddock's Sports & Social Club, off Holyhead Road, Oakengates, Telford, TF2 6BU, Shropshire 19:45 to 22:00.

MONDAY 8 October 2018 - R Mathems: 'The Percy Moseley Collection 1958 and 1959'.

22 Oct - J Perkin: 'Tramways of south Birmingham'.

12 Nov - M Pritchard: 'Swiss Alps and Railways'.

26 Nov - J Nicholls: 'Railways around Nantwich'.

10 Dec - members' evening - bring along slides, .mpg, video etc.

14 Jan 2019 - K Jauncey - 'Steam on the Main Line 2018' - a look at PSOV's latest DVD.


28 Jan - L Coast: 'East Sussex Branch Lines part 2'.

11 Feb - B Yate: 'Shrewsbury to Welshpool'.

25 Feb - S Dewey: 'Railways around Wolverhampton: the GWR lines'

11 Mar
- D Angell: 'The History of Tri-ang Model Railways'

25 Mar - Geoff's Moving Pictures: a video miscellany form the last 25 years


8 Apr - R Davies: 'The Railways of Burma and India'

15 Apr - AGM & season close (P Ward showed us British Trains 1946-1970s!)

This fixture list is on our website at www.freewebs.com/telfordrailwaysociety

 



Fixtures 2017-18 (archive)


Telford Railway Society fixtures for 2017/18 Season

MONDAY 9 October 2017 - Michael Clemens 'British 1960s steam in the East Midlands'. Expect only the best quality railway photography from Michael; part 1 colour slides, part 2 cine film. This is the first time this material has been shown at our club.

23 Oct - Rev. Alastair Wood 'British Railways: a look across the regions'. Alastair has selected views he took in all 4 BR regions in England and Wales and range from his very early shots to the present day. All new material never previously shown at our club.

13 Nov - Leon Coast 'Railways of East Sussex'. Leon will show us a general view of the railways in East Sussex from the early days to present (or closure) or, in the case of the Bluebell Railway, into preservation. Another first showing at our club.

27 Nov - John Perkin 'One Moment in Time'. A collection of black and white views from John's trainspotting days in the 1950/60s depicting lots of locations in the UK including Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, Paddington, Waterloo, New Street, Snow Hill, York and more. Pure nostalgia!

11 Dec - MEETING CANCELLED due to weather! Geoff Cryer '50 Years of Railways in Yorkshire'. Geoff shows us his favourite photos of Yorkshire Railways from the very first Yorkshire photo he took up until the present day. All new material not previously seen at our club. THIS PRESENTATION HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED FOR 9 APRIL 2018!

8 Jan 2018 - Karl Jauncey 'Steam on the Main Line 2017'. P
rofessionally-produced DVDs of steam traction working on the British Railway Network; the DVD shown tonight (and others) can be purchased during the evening usually at a discount! For a preview and the full range of products see http://www.mainlinesteam.net/
This is the first UK showing of this presentation!

22 Jan - Ned Williams 'The Trains I caught and the ones I missed - Part1'. Ned shows us photos of trains he took between 1944 and 1962 and then shows us other shots of the trains he wasn't able to! First time for this presenter at our club.

12 Feb - Peter Ward: PART1: 'Shropshire Railways in the 1950s & 1960s'. Possibly the finest collection of local railway photos ever shown at our club. PART2: 'Industrial Steam' - a look at various locations including Granville Colliery and Staveley Works among others.

26 Feb - Simon Dewey 'Railways Around Wolverhampton: the ex-LMS lines'. Simon will illustrate the steam locomotives, trains, lines, buildings and other infrastructure of the ex-LMS system local to Wolverhampton.

12 Mar
- Derek Shuker 'Narrow Gauge Railways'.  Derek presents views from 1967 to present day.

26 Mar - Mike Dodd 'Our Local Railways 1955-1965'. Mike presents his father's quality images in and around Shrewsbury, Wellington, Madeley Junction and the Coalport Branch. First visit of this presenter to our club.


9 Apr - Geoff Cryer '50 Years of Railways in Yorkshire'. Geoff shows us his favourite photos of Yorkshire Railways from the very first Yorkshire photo he took up until the present day. All new material not previously seen at our club. This is the presentation which did not take place on 11 Dec 2017.

23 Apr - AGM & season close.

 



2016/7 (archive)


Telford Railway Society fixtures for 2016/17 Season

 
Meetings held on 2nd & 4th MONDAYS each Month at John Maddock's Sports & Social Club, off Holyhead Road, Oakengates, Telford, TF2 6BU, Shropshire 19:45 to 22:00.

26 Sep 2016  - Pre-season "FREE Open Evening" to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the "Telford Railway Society". The evening will allow anyone to come along and see, free of charge, a wide selection of the material typically shown during our presentations throughout the season.
 
Our 2016/7 Season will start on MONDAY 10 October 2016

10 Oct 2016:
Alastair Wood - 'The BR Blue era and beyond...' a selection of very high quality colour slides taken by alastair, including some local scenes we will recognise.

24 Oct: Geoff Cryer - 'Shropshire Railways
'; the story behind (and pictures from) Geoff's recent book.

14 Nov: Mike Clemens - 'British 1960's steam in the South West'; Expect only the very best quality from these slides and cine film. Part 1: still images, part 2: movies.

28 Nov: John Perkin - 'The Glorious Years'; a series of slides put together to enable the audience to enjoy those long past days when steam ruled the rails.
Mostly post-nationalisation but some earlier views will appear.

12 Dec: member's evening. Bring along about 15 mins of your favourite material; it can be slides, digital photos or video, we will set up both types of projectors and have an amp for sound.

9 Jan 2017: Derek Shuker - 'Railways Around Telford' (a reworking of Derek's very first presentation to the Society over 20 years ago) featuring local images from 1967 to modern times.

23 Jan: Karl Jauncey - 'Steam on the Mainline 2016';
professionally-produced DVDs of steam traction working on the British Railway Network; the DVD shown tonight (and others) can be purchased during the evening usually at a discount! For a preview and the full range of products see http://www.mainlinesteam.net/

13 Feb: Leon Coast - 'History of the Kent & East Sussex Railway' will look at the complete history of the K&ESR, the ups and downs from opening until closure, then into the preservation era.

Please Note: due to operational reasons some of the following meetings are on TUESDAYS!

TUES 28 Feb: Mike Hemming - part 1: 'A Trip to America' a look at photos from New York, Washington and points between then part 2: 'British Loco-Hauled trains in 2016'.


TUES 14 Mar: 
John Powell - 'Something old, Something new Part 2'; a mix of photos/slides from late 1960's to early 70's, plus some more recent images and HD video; a mix of steam, diesel and electric traction.

MON 27 Mar: Robin Mathems - 'The Percy Moseley Collection 1956-57'; Robin presents the next section of images scanned and enhanced from the late Percy Moseley's original negatives.

TUES 11 Apr: Annual General Meeting and season close


This fixture list is on our website at www.freewebs.com/telfordrailwaysociety

 



2015-16 Archive



12 Oct 2015: Kevin Ellis:
'Student Days' (an audio-visual presentation of BR in the late 70's); a look at the 'BR Blue period' (with a few other transport modes thrown in) whilst Kevin was studying at Salford Uni.

26 Oct:
David McIntosh: 'Mallard and the A4 Class'; David tells us the story behind his book of the same title, published by Ian Allan.

9 Nov: Ron Davis. 'Travels Abroad' (mainly steam) on cine film. Pakistan, Syria and China feature.

23 Nov: Mike Clemens: 1960's Midlands Steam Spectacular; a presentation tailor-made for our club, illustrating steam trains in action in the Midlands; part 1 will feature colour slides, part 2 cine film.

14 Dec: John Powell: 'Something old, Something new'; a mix of photos/slides from late 1960's to early 70's, plus some more recent images and HD video; a mix of steam, diesel and electric traction.

11 Jan 2016: Derek Shuker: 'Model Railways' - Derek will explain the scales, gauges and variety of commercially available Model Railway equipment.

25 Jan: R Smout: 'Railways After Dark'. Rob will advise us all how to get the best night shots by showing us colour slides; part 1 diesels, part 2 preserved steam.

8 Feb: member's night: bring along about 15 mins of material each, it can be slides or digital! We'll have both projectors ready.

22 Feb: part 1: Rev. Alastair Wood shows us some of his excellent 1960s views of British Railways
             part 2:
Mike Hemming 'Trains to Ironbridge Power Station' plus some other local rail subjects.

14 Mar:  Karl Jauncey (PSOV): 'Steam on the Main Line 2015'; professionally-produced DVDs of steam traction working on the British Railway Network; the DVD shown tonight (and others) can be purchased during the evening usually at a discount! For a preview and the full range of products see http://www.mainlinesteam.net/

11 Apr: G Cryer: 'Industrial Railways & their Locomotives'; a look at the UK's industrial lines, standard/narrow gauge and steam/diesel. The show will include some local scenes, too.

25 Apr: Annual General Meeting and season close


This fixture list is on our website at www.freewebs.com/telfordrailwaysociety

 



2014-15 Archive


Fixtures for 2014/15 Season

 
13 Oct 2014: 'The History of the Chasewater Railway' by D Bathurst

27 Oct:
'Scenes from the '70s' by S Price

10 Nov:
'50 Years behind the lens Part 2' by A Wood, followed by 'Local 1980's Images' by M Hemming

24 Nov:
'Ramblings of a Railtour Manager' by R Pearman

8 Dec: 'Northern Railways in the days of Steam' by G Cryer

12 Jan 2015: 'Big Uns & Little Uns' by D Shuker

26 Jan:  'Something old, something new' by J Powell

9 Feb: 'The Percy Moseley Collection 1955' by R Mathems

23 Feb:
(TBC) 'Narrow Gauge in Europe' by B Stevens

9 Mar: 'The Show that Never Was' by J Perkin

23 Mar: 'Steam on the Mainline' (DVD presentation) by K Jauncey

13 Apr: 'Railtouring in Europe part 2' by A Watts

27 Apr:
Annual General Meeting and season close

This fixture list is on our website at www.freewebs.com/telfordrailwaysociety

 



2013-2014 - Archive


Telford Railway Society fixtures for 2013/14 Season

 
14 Oct 2013: Mike Richardes     A look at the Stour Line ( Birmingham - Wolverhampton)

28 Oct:
John Perkin         1968 and all that (Demise of steam, Barry Scrapyard, return to Steam in Preservation)

11 Nov:
Andy Watts          Rail Touring in Europe

25 Nov:
Ron Davies          Before the Fall of The Berlin Wall - Steam in Czechoslovakia, Poland and East Germany

9 Dec:
Geoff Cryer            Something Modern-ish...

13 Jan 2014:  Robin Mathems    'Red For Danger' - a look at Safety aspects of the railways

27 Jan:  Member's Evening

10 Feb: Derek Shuker & Don Powell - Down Memory Lane

24 Feb: Wesley Till - Rail Days Out in 2013

10 Mar: Karl Jauncey - PSOV (DVD) Steam on the Main Line 2013

24 Mar: Alistair Wood - 50 Years of Trains Through the Lens

14 Apr: Mike Richardes - Trent Valley Postscript

28 Apr:
Annual General Meeting and season close

 



Fixtures 2012/2013


2012/13 Season - Archive

 
8 Oct 2012: J Tarrant: Preserved UK Narrow-gauge Railways

22 Oct: P Godding: Czech Republic Railways

12 Nov: J Perkin: Transport in Birmingham in the 20th Century

26 Nov: J Green: Railways during WW1

10 Dec: G Cryer: 100 Years of Modern Traction

14 Jan 2013:  R Mathems & D Barratt: The Trent Valley Railway Line

28 Jan:  Members' Evening

11 Feb: W Till: Days out in 2012

25 Feb: D Shuker: Another amazing evening

11 Mar: K Jauncey: Steam on the Main Line 2012 (DVD presentation)

25 Mar: CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER! A Watts: Railtouring in Europe

8 Apr: M Horton: Railway Tales of the Unexpected

22 Apr:
Annual General Meeting and season close

This fixture list is on our website at www.freewebs.com/telfordrailwaysociety

 



2011-2012 Fixtures- ARCHIVE


Telford Railway Society fixtures for 2011/12 Season

 

11 Oct 2011: Bob Yate - A Pictorial History of the South Staffordshire Railway


25 Oct: John Tarrant - Steam on the Metropolitan Lines around London

8 Nov: Geoff Cryer - Something Old, something New

22 Nov: Ron Davies - Preserved Steam on Welsh Railtours

6 Dec:
Berwyn Stevens - 'BR Steam, European Steam, USA Steam & some UK Diesels'

10 Jan 2012: Members' Evening (bring some slides!)

24 Jan: Mansell Williams - The Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust
http://shrewsburyrht.org.uk/

7 Feb:
Derek Shuker & John Powell - a pictorial review of 2011

21 Feb: John Perkin: 'One Moment in Time'

6 Mar: Karl Jauncey: Steam on the Main Line 2011 (DVD presentation)

20 Mar: Robin Mathems: 'The Percy Mosely Collection 1953-1954'

3 Apr: Phil Barnes & Mike Richardes - 'European Adventures'

17 Apr: Glyn Bowen - '
Railway slides from the collection of the late Chris Warn'

1 May: Annual General Meeting and season close.

This fixture list is on our website at www.freewebs.com/telfordrailwaysociety

 



2010-11 Fixtures - ARCHIVE


Telford Railway Society fixtures for 2010/11 Season

 
12 Oct 2010: M Hemming: Images from the past 12 months
 
26 Oct: J Tarrant: Preserved Steam on Branch Lines
 
9 Nov: R Davies: 8mm Cine - Trains at Home (BR Blue) and Abroad (Zimbabwe, China)
 
23 Nov: J Parkin: The Perfect Pastime
 
7 Dec: M Richardes: End of the line/New beginnings; 'Years of Blue the Corporate Hue'

21 Dec: Christmas 'Social' at the Lord Hill, Ketley. Modern Traction slides.

4 Jan 2011 - Members' Slides Evening

18 Jan - B Yate: History of the Lilleshall Company

1 Feb - D Shuker & J Powell: Railway Miscellany

15 Feb - S Edwards: The Buckley Line

1 Mar - K Jauncey & M Richards: Steam on the Main Line 2010 (DVD)

15 Mar - S Dewey: Railways of Wolverhampton 1960-2000

29 Mar - tba

12 Apr - G Bowen: The Trevithick BiCentenary Event (2004) and Malta Buses

26 Apr - AGM (season close)

 



Fixtures 2009/10 ARCHIVE


6 Oct 2009: M Hemming: A decade of Main Line working
 
20 Oct: R Mathems: The Percy Mosley Collection Part 3: 1951-1952
 
3 Nov: B Stevens: early days of the W&LLR
 
17 Nov: J Perkin: the Settle & Carlisle line
 
1 Dec:  D Mee: After the (Severn Valley Railway) Flood
 
15 Dec: Christmas Social & Buffet
 
5 Jan 2010   Member's Slide Evening
 
19 Jan - Derek Shuker - 8 years of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
 
2 Feb - Ron Davies - 25 Years of UK Main Line Steam - on Cine!

16 Feb - Russell Mulford - Railway Nostalgia
 
2 Mar - Karl Jauncey & Dave Richards (PSOV) - Steam on the Main Line (DVD Presentation)
 
16 Mar - K Perry - The Wizard's 2010 Quiz
 
30 Mar - Chris Banks - A-Z of Engine Sheds Part 3
 
13 Apr - Tony Wright - Railway Modelling

27 Apr - AGM (Season Close)


 

 



Fixtures 2008-9 Archive


7 Oct 2008: Andy Lawton Train Planning Principles (Timetabling)
 
21 Oct: Member's Slide Evening
 
4 Nov: John Symons Trams around the World including UK (thanks to Ted Cheers of WMTC for loan of the digital projector!)
 
18 Nov: POSTPONED due to room refurbishment! Chris Banks -Railway Sheds A-Z Part 2 will be re-arranged in 2009...
 
2 Dec:  John Perkins - 60 years of the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway
 
16 Dec: Christmas Social & Buffet
 
6 Jan 2009 Robin Mathems Percy Mosley Collection Part 3 1951-52
 
20 Jan - Dave Parry Subject TBA
 
3 Feb - Derek Shuker Pot Luck
 
17 Feb - Chris Banks Engine Sheds A-Z Part 2
 
3 Mar - Karl Jauncey from PSOV - Steam on the Mainline 2008 (DVDs)
 
17 Mar - Dave Bradbury - Steam Nostalgia
 
31 Mar - Keith Perry - The Annual 'Wizard's Quiz' - see how much you really know about railways!
 
14 Apr - TBA

28 Apr - AGM (Season Close)

 



2007-8 (Archived)


 
2 Oct 2007: Ron Davies - The Indian sub-Continent (cine)
 
16 Oct: Ron Whalley History of Preserved Foxfield Railway
 
30 Oct: Chris Banks - AtoZ of Engine Sheds Part 1
 
13 Nov: Member's Slide Evening (bring along some slides!)
 
27 Nov:  Malcolm Garner Steam in India in the 1970s
 
11 Dec: Christmas Social & Buffet
 
8 Jan 2008: Bob Yate: The Coalport Branch
 
22 Jan: Derek Shuker - Out and about in 2007
 
5 Feb: Robin Mathems - The Late Percy Mosely Collection - Railways around Nationalisation (1946-1949)
 
19 Feb: Phil Bennett - Swiss railways
 
4 Mar: Karl Jauncey - Steam on the Mainline 2007 (DVD)
 
18 Mar: Chris Smith - 30 years of BR Steam 1938-1968
 
1 Apr: K Perry - the Annual Wizard's (Railway) Quiz
 
15 Apr: D Angell: 'Telford Steam Railway: Past, Present & Future'
 
29 Apr: 2008 AGM (season close).

 



2006-7 Fixtures-ARCHIVE


Why not see what we saw at Stafford on 22 June 2006? The list of sightings is on the bottom of our home page!
 
26 Sep 2006: Andy Lawton: '1960s Transport up North'
 
10 Oct: Malcolm Garner: Fun in the '60s with Southern Steam
 
24 Oct: Colin Briggs: Footballer (locomotives!) Interlude
 
7 Nov: Members' slides evening (please limit to about 20 slides per person)
 
21 Nov: Mick Hemming - Irish Railway Scene
 
5 Dec: Dave Giddings - Shropshire Railway Heritage Trust
 
19 Dec: Christmas Social & Buffet
 
2 Jan 2007: Derek Shuker - the North Yorshire Moors Railway
 
16 Jan: Bob Yate - By Great Western to Crewe
 
30 Jan: David Gumley - Sound Archives of Steam in the Sixties
 
13 Feb: Andy Lawton - 55 Years of Development (the Talyllyn Railway)
 
27 Feb: Karl Jauncey and Mike Richards - Video/DVD: Main Line Steam 2006
 
13 Mar: Bob Goodman - Stanier's Jubilees 1934-1967
 
27 Mar: Mike richards - Transport Miscellany
 
10 Apr: Keith Perry - The Wizard's Quiz (see how much you really know!)
 
24 Apr: 2007 AGM and season close
 

 



ARCHIVE: 2005-6 Fixtures


27 Sep 2005: 'Main Line Steam' by Alan Davies
 
11 Oct: 'Midland Railways and Stations in the 1960's' by David Bathurst
 
25 Oct: Member's Slide Evening (please bring about 20 slides per person)
 
8 Nov: 'The Welsh Highland Railway' - an update from Peter Johnson
 
22 Nov: 'Railtours and Specials 1980's to date' by P Barnes & M Horton
 
6 Dec: Robin Mathems - presents photos of UK Steam 1937-46 by the late Percy Moseley
 
20 Dec: Christmas Social (free buffet) - slides & videos
 
3 Jan 2006: 'Exploits of 2005' by Derek Shuker
 
17 Jan: 'Final Days of Steam in China' - Ian Martin
 
31 Jan: 'The Hixon Railway Disaster' by Malcolm Garner
 
14 Feb: tba

 



ARCHIVE: 2004-5 Fixtures


 
Tues 21 September 2004: Dr Barrie Trinder - Travels in Western Europe 1971-1997
 
Tues 5 October: Members' slides evening (approx. 20 slides per person!)
 
Tues 19 October: 'British Steam Sound Archives 1961-1966'
 
Tues 2 November: a talk by railway artist John Austin
 
Tues 16 November: Les Tindall with 'American Railways coast to coast'
 
Tues 30 November: Robin Mathams 'Red for Danger' (UK railway signalling)
 
Tues 14 December: member's Christmas Social (buffet provided)
 
Tues 4 January 2005: Derek Shuker presents his views of his travels in 2004!
 
Tues 18 January: Ted Talbot 'The LNWR SuperDs'
 
Tues 1 February: Alan Davies talks about the Railway Heritage Awards
 
Tues 15 February: Karl Jauncey (dvds) Steam on the Main Line 2004
 
Tues 22 February: committee meeting
 
Tues 1 March: Michael Thompson 'A Driver's Eye View' (Crich Tramway)
 
Tues 15 March: Bob Yate 'The Shropshire Union Railways'
 
Tues 29 March: 'Quiz Night' with Keith Perry - see how much you really know!
 
Tues 12 April: John Tarrant 'The SVR and its main line connections'
 
Tues 19 April: committee meeting
 
Tues 26 April: Annual General Meeting (close of season)

 



ARCHIVE: 2003-4 Fixtures


2003-4 Season Meeting List
 
16 Sep: Dr Barrie Trinder - History of the Milk Train
 
30 Sep: Members' Slides evening - approx. 20 slides per person!
 
14 Oct: Ron Davies (Bishops Castle) - 8mm Cine Film
 
28 Oct: Mike Horton - The History of English Electric Class 37/4
 
11 Nov: Mike Hemming - Large Format Slides of Modern traction
 
25 Nov: Phil Bennett - Modern Traction & Preseved Steam
 
9 Dec: Member's Christmas social (buffet provided)
 
6 Jan: Derek Shuker presents his latest slides of Telford and beyond
 
20 Jan: Dave Parry from Shrewsbury Railway Society - 'Getting There'
 
3 Feb: Hugh McQuade - 'History of Carriage Restoration on the Severn Valley Railway'.
 
17 Feb: Members' Video evening
 
2 Mar: Karl Jauncey & Dave Richards. Video: Steam on the Main Line
 
16 Mar: Robin Mathems - 'The HST Story'
 
30 Mar: Quiz night - just for fun, test your railway knowledge to the limit!
 
13 Apr: Mike horton - 'Unusual happenings on the railway'
 
27 Apr: Our AGM followed by members' videos

 

    

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