Manchester Locomotive Society
66068 crosses the viaduct at Marple Wharf Junction in
February 2021 hauling the daily Dowlow Briggs Sidings to
Ashburys stone train.
About the Society
The Manchester Locomotive Society was founded in the
Manchester area in 1935.
We hold regular illustrated talks, by a guest speaker or one
of our own members, in our meeting rooms in the Stockport
area. These are held monthly on a Friday evening from 7.30pm
to around 9.30pm and monthly on Monday afternoons from 1pm.
We try to cover all aspects of railway interest but in
particular focus on past and present events and locations in
the North West.
The clubrooms are also open on most Wednesdays from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. for general chat and use of the Library and
Archive; occasional talks are also held on Wednesday
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,
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This page was last updated in March 2021.