SCRS Outing 2015

Sutton Coldfield Railway Society

SCRS Outing 2016
Meetings -
  • Meetings every Thursday from 7.45pm until 10.00pm.
  • We have a programme of talks and presentations covering all aspects of railway operations old and new, British and overseas.
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  • We have a monthly test track evening for members to run trains and exchange modelling ideas, or simply have a chat.
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  • We hold an annual photographic competition and organise visits to preserved railways and other sites of interest.
    See our Diary pages for a year in the life of the Society.

Forthcoming programme

15th FebThe Final Years of German SteamDavid May
We welcome David for a look through his slides taken between 1969 to 73. They cover most types of the loco’s around on West German metals during that time.
22nd FebThe Ffestiniog Railway- Its Steam Loco’s and InfrastructureGeoff Coward
Another first time visitor, this time all the way from the Wirral. Geoff will take a look back at the FR’s steam loco’s past present & future, followed by a trip from Portmadoc to Blaenau, using photos taken over many years, to include those on the train, line side, at the station and in the workshops
1st MarchTest Track & Chit ChatMembers
8th MarchB.R. BlueRoger Jones

We welcome back Roger. He photographed modern traction initially because it came along whilst he was waiting for steam. As time passed it became apparent that various classes of M.T. were also about to disappear and he set to record what he could before their demise. In doing so he photographed whatever came before his lens, and we can see those results this evening.

15th MarchThe 2018 Photographic CompetitionMembers
A very popular event in our calendar, with Les Nixon returning as our judge. Les is looking forward to the receipt of many excellent & some inspired images. The overall winner to be decided by you on the night.
22nd MarchBlack & White DaysDick Coghlan
Someone who needs no introduction, Dick returns with a collection of black & white images recently digitalised. Steam in abundance with plenty of local material.
29th MarchThe Annual General MeetingMembers
For Full and Senior SCRS members only.
5th AprilTest Track & Chit ChatMembers
12thNarrow Gauge Railways in EnglandDavid Postle
We welcome back our “Perennial Performer”, who returns with another selection of slides from the Kidderminster Railway Museum’s vast collection. The content of tonight’s presentation is contained in the title and I have no doubt that tonight’s show will be as enjoyable and entertaining as David’s always are, particularly if you favour narrow gauge.
19th50 Years of the S.C.R.S.Derek Haywood, Robin Mathems & Members
We really do have something to celebrate. It is 50 years to the day of the Society’s inaugural meeting, which took place just a few yards down the road from where assemble tonight, so with the help of Robin and Derek lets us look back on some of the highlights from those last 50 years.
26thExhibition Preparation & Presentation of the 2018 Photographic Awards.Members
After our usual but very necessary Exhibition briefing, this year’s Photographic Competition prizes will be awarded.
28th/29thS.C.R.S Annual Exhibition at Bishop Walsh SchoolMembers
Our Club’s ‘Showcase’ weekend.
3rd MayTest Track & Chit ChatMembers
10th MayTwo Charters in East WalesMembers
Our 2018 trip programme commences with a visit to the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, and the Llangollen Railway.
17th MayMy Review of 2017Ken Taylor
Ken’s opportunity to describe and illustrate many of the jaunts he has made during the previous year.
24th Retford through the lens of the late Keith PirtBob Gellatly
Keith Pert from Sheffield, whose hobby was railway photography, travelled all over the UK in the 50’s & 60’s taking colour slides. Tonight, we are privileged to be able to see some of those images, on this occasion all taken in and around Retford, Nottinghamshire.
31stSomething a little more contemporaryBill Gibbs
Always good to be able to call upon our members to give a show, and with Bill we can look forward to an impressive evening of railway photography.
1st, 2nd & 3rd June A trip to the West Country – S.C.R.S. ToursMembers
We hope that those travelling will enjoy this trip, and it is as successful as those which have gone before.
7th JuneTest Track & Chit ChatMembers
14thTravels with a ‘645’Gavin Lake
Gavin’s presentation embraces 20 years of railway photography from 1998 to the current day. Many scenic UK locations are visited, as well as those in France, to view their infrastructure trains on the high-speed Mediterranean & TGV east routes.
21stMonochrome Images of The Midlands Steam Scene during the period 1957 to 1964David Williams
We welcome David back with a show, which will surely be a real crowd pleaser. It will be photographic tour of familiar places, from where, not just steam trains have disappeared, but much of the infrastructure as well.
28thRailways in ArtKen Grainger
We welcome Ken, a first-time visitor, for something a little different. Tonight, we will take a look at how railways have inspired various gifted artists to portray their beauty and grandeur.
5th JulyTest Track & Chit ChatMembers

Want to find out more about the Society?

We welcome all enquiries so please come along to St James Church Centre, Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield at 7.45pm any Thursday evening and sample a club evening for yourself.

Parking - There is a small car park on the left of the Church Centre and a larger one behind which can be accessed by the drive to the right of the front of the hall.

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