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Friday meetings start at 7.30 pm, 

ending promptly at 9.15 pm.
Wednesday meetings start at 1.00 pm, ending at 2.45 pm

Friday 19th January:  Back to the 1950's - Part 3. Martin Welch gives another illustrated presentation featuring steam during the 1950's on the Southern and Western Regions.

Friday 2nd February:  Life on the Railway (including employment at Doncaster Works).  A colour slide presentation by Mike Crabtree.

Wednesday 7th February:  Steam through Timperley and Skelton Junctions - Part 2 - 1966-68.  Tony Martin continues his look at this popular location.

Friday 16th February:  Travels in the Isle of Man since the 1950's.  With Ken Grainger who visited the Isle of Man during 2016.

Friday 2nd March:  East Coast Main Line during the Steam Era - Part 1.  Steve Armitage returns to give a digital presentation on this popular subject.

Useful Links:

Real Time Trains

UK Steam Info

National Rail

Stephenson Locomotive Society

Manchester Model Railway Society

North Wales Coast Railway

Llangollen Railway

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Members Pub Lunch.

The next pub lunch will be at the Cheshire Line Tavern, Manchester Road, Cheadle SK8 2NZ on Monday 26th February 2017 from around twelve noon.  This venue is situated not far from East Didsbury Railway and tram stations, and bus 42B Woodford - Bramhall - Cheadle - Manchester  and 130 Macclesfield - Wilmslow - Manchester stop on Manchester Road nearby.

The pub website shows the food available and directions for those travelling by car.  The pub's phone number is 0161 428 3352.

The lunch is open to members and their partners.  Please let Chris Tasker know if you intend to be there.

A notice about the lunch and a menu are on the notice board at Stockport H.Q.

New Feature Article

A very interesting new article by Pete Bridge entitled Trial by Camera - The Manchester Area in the 1970s has been published in the Feature Articles section.

2017 AGM minutes

The minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting, together with the minutes of Committee Meeting no 730 (November) can be found by clicking on Reports in the password protected section of the Members Page.

Older items can be found on the Archive page.

Members' contributions welcome at:

Last update January 2018