If members have any photographs (like the ones below), news items, gossip, or articles that they think would be of interest to other members, why not get them published here?  Simply email them to:

Pictures should be in jpg format as email attachments: text can be a simple email or an attached Word document. All contributions will be fully credited.


Monday meetings start at 1.00pm, ending at 3.00pm.

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

Wednesday 22nd January:  The Manchester Metrolink Story.  Steve Hyde covers the background and development of the system from inception to the present day.

Monday 3rd February:  Modern Traction in the mid-1960s.  Bill Chapman returns to give a slide show on this popular subject.

Wednesday 12th February:  South African Steam in Normal Service.  A slide presentation by Steve Leyland.

Friday 21st February:  Subject to be Announced.  A slide show by Phil Taylor.

Friday 2nd March:  The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.  Ken Grainger gives a slide presentation on this developing narrow gauge line following a visit he made last summer.

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Pendolino No 390 155 in the new Avanti West Coast livery calls at Stockport on January 8th while forming a service to Manchester Piccadilly.
Photograph by Charlie Hulme

January Committee Meeting Minutes

The minutes of the January 2020 MLS Committee Meeting (No 743) held on January 8th are now available for members to view.  Go to the Members Only section (password required) and click on Committee and AGM Reports.

Older items can be found on the 2019 Archive page.

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Page updated December 2019