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WINTER MEETINGS

2017 - 2018

Each year since its formation the Scottish Railway Preservation Society has held a series of winter meetings. This winter's meetings are at two venues :

The meetings cover diverse topics, from historical reviews of Scotland's railway heritage and studies of the contemporary railway scene, to examining practices abroad. The broad range of topics are bound to appeal no matter what anyone's individual interest, and are highly recommended to anybody in the area.

Admission to all meetings is free and is open to all, whether members or non-members.
A collection is made to help defray room hire costs.


EDINBURGH

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Meetings organised in conjunction with
The Railway Correspondence & Travel Society (RCTS)
and are held on
Thursday evenings at 7.30pm or
Saturday afternoons at 2.30pm

in the Meeting Room,
Quaker Meeting House
7 Victoria Terrace
Edinburgh
EH1 2JL

Organisers -
Dr Peter Howell (SRPS) Tel: 0131 334 5232
Richard Thorburn (RCTS) Tel: 07774 066009

Thursday 12 October 2017
A Scottish Steam Tour Part 4
Sam Woods
Photographs of Scottish Railways in the 1950s from a group of photographers from NE England; includes material from the late Cecil J B Sanderson.

Thursday 9 November 2017
Mysteries of Merseyside
Bob Mowat
Its Railways made simpler.

Thursday 14 December 2017
My Professional Railway Life
Irvine Roy
His BR (& Network Rail) Career of almost 50 years, lastly as Shift Signalling Manager at Edinburgh Signalling Centre, following his predecessors' careers with GNSR & LNER in NE Scotland.

Saturday 20 January 2018
Photographic Review of 2016/2017
Keith Sanders
A welcome return from Keith.

Saturday 10 February 2018
Vanished Railways of West Lothian
Harry Knox
A presentation by the author of a recent book of that title.

Thursday 8 March 2018
The Forth Railway Bridge
Miles Oglethorpe
From the Forth Bridge to the Shinkansen – a historic link between Scotland and Japan.

Thursday 12 April 2018
A Scottish Steam Miscellany
Ken Falconer
A presentation from his selection of vintage photographs.


Other Railway Talks in Edinburgh are organised by
The Light Rail Transit Association (LRTA)
Capital Rail Action Group (CRAG)

MOTHERWELL

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All meetings are held on
Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm

in the Vestry Hall,
Holy Trinity Church
Avon Street
Motherwell
ML1 3AD

Organisers -
Fred Landery Tel: 01698 457777
Alistair Maclean Tel: 01698 263814

Tuesday 10 October 2017
A Scottish Steam Tour, part 3
Sam Woods
Photographs of Scottish Railways in the 1950s from a group of photographers from NE England; includes material from the late Cecil J B Sanderson.

Tuesday 14 November 2017
The Caledonian in Lanarkshire
Hamish Stevenson & David Hall
A photographic survey of the area which was the 'Caley’s Bread and Butter'.

Tuesday 12 December 2017
The Customer Face of the LMS
John Paton
An illustrated look at stations, posters, signs and publicity.

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Bob Cleary

Tuesday 13 February 2018
Dark Doings at Low Level
Jim Summers
A look at some of the hazards of working the Glasgow Central Railway.

Tuesday 13 March 2018
Mechanised Marshalling Yards and The Trans Siberian Railway
Barrie Spink
Two talks on different subjects.


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