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Midland Railway compound no.1000 takes pride of place at Dinting Railway Centre accompanied by Jubilee no.5690 Leander and Royal Scot no.6115 Scots Guardsman. The print is undated but circa 1980 seems a reasonable date.
The Bahamas Locomotive Society vacated this site in 1991 and moved to the Worth Valley Railway to make way for re-development here. In the event this didn't take place and nowadays the area is totally derelict.

We publish a bi-monthly magazine, ‘The Mancunian’, which contains interesting and informative articles submitted mainly by members covering a variety of interests such the history of locomotives and lines, current events as well as personal reminiscences of the past. The success of this magazine is reflected by the number of ‘out of town members’ that we have and the lively correspondence it generates.
The Society is the proud owner of an extensive and varied collection of books, photographs, and archive material covering locomotives, rolling stock, architecture and signalling. In addition the library has a comprehensive collection of timetables and publications from other societies. All of these are available to members.

If you would like to join then please write (including a S.A.E.) to our Membership Secretary for more information.

MLS Membership Secretary,
26 Alcester Road,
M33 3QP

or email:


Members' contributions welcome at:

Last update August 2014.