- 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.
- We have a monthly test track evening for members to run trains and exchange modelling ideas, or simply have a chat.
- 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.
|5th Jan||Test Track & Chit Chat|
|12th Jan||Keeping the Duchess on Track
- A behind the scenes look at what is involved in keeping the Duchess on the mainline
- Phil Eccleston|
|19th Jan||A Rummage Through my Slide Collection Plus Audio Visuals
- ¬SCRS member and highly experienced photographer, Robin Mathams, presents a personal selection
- Robin Mathams|
|26th Jan||British Steam on Today’s Railways
- Contemporary video footage from locations around the country
- Tim Gray|
|2nd Feb||Test Track & Chit Chat|
|9th Feb||Steam days in the West Country & Wales
- a selection of photos from the later days of BR steam, also includes a brief interlude in France
- Ken Hale|
|16th Feb||Footplate Memories of the 1960s
- A look back to the period of transition from steam to diesel with a former Saltley fireman
- Brian Murphy|
|23rd Feb||BR Steam – The Final Years (1963 – 1968)
- Photographs, many in colour, from the final years of steam
- Roger Jones|
|2nd March||Test Track & Chit Chat|
|9th March||The 2017 Members Photographic Competition
- A review of all of the entries and the selection of the category winners by this evenings judge, Les Nixon|
|16th March||Images from the Michael Mensing Collection
- A selection of photos from the midland area by the late Michael Mensing, including the Lickey incline, and Snow Hill station
- Philip Jarvis|
|23rd March||Where and When – a Challenge
- Slides of the 1950s and 1960s taken from the James Doubleday Collection. Unfortunately precise details of their locations and date when taken are missing. Can you help?
- Ken Taylor|
|30th March||Annual General Meeting
- This meeting is only open to Ordinary and Senior Members of the Society|
|6th April||Test Track & Chit Chat|
|13th April||The SCRS in 2016 and other video films
- Jim, a professional TV cameraman, has made a video of the Society’s activities in 2016. Tonight he shows the result.
- Jim Steptoe|
|20th April||Exhibition Preparation and Presentation of Photographic Competition Awards
- Pre-exhibition briefing by the Exhibition Manager
- Nigel Gosling|
|22nd/23rd April||SCRS Exhibition at Bishop Walsh School|
|27th April||The UKs Industrial & Minor Railways
- Quarries, power stations and some lesser passenger lines from the 1960s and 1970s
- Mike Nicholls|
|4th May||Test Track & Chit Chat|
|11th May||BR Steam in the 1960s
- A digital presentation of photos taken between 1963 and 1968
- Ralph Ward|
|18th May||Narrow gauge Railways in England
- David, a particularly experienced and knowledgeable presenter, returns with another selection from the archive of the Kidderminster Railway Museum
- David Postle|
|25th May||A ‘David Palmer’ Slide Evening
- A further selection from the slide collection that was bequeathed to SCRS by the late David Palmer
- Ken Taylor|
|1st June||Test Track & Chit Chat|
|8th June||The Vale of Berkeley Railway Restoration
- The Sharpness Branch - it’s history, the current restoration, and future plans
- Ian Raven|
|9th/11th June||A Trip to the North West
- the 2017 three day trip|
|15th June||Jack and Harry’s Great Railway Adventure
- A look at the careers of John Aspinall and Henry Ivatt who were both apprentices at Crewe but who became the CE at the L&YR and GNR respectively
- Roger Crumleholme|
|22nd June||6th ColourRail Journey
- We welcome Paul back for a further selection of images taken from the ColourRail Collection.
- Paul Chancellor|
|29th June||Railways Through the Mountains
- A review of the ways to get railways up, through, and around mountains. Includes photos of some spectacular scenery!
- Colin Boocock|
|6th July||Test Track & Chit Chat|
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
B75 5BW at 7.45pm any Thursday evening and sample a club evening for yourself.
From Birmingham City Centre:
Take the A5127 through Erdington, Wylde Green and Sutton Coldfield, following signs for Four Oaks. Having passed Four Oaks train station on your right hand side, at the next roundabout, turn right on the B4151 Mere Green Road. The Church hall is on the left hand side just after Sainsbury’s supermarket.
From A38 (North or South):
At the Bassetts Pole roundabout (the junction with the A453 and A446) take the A453 towards Tamworth (not Sutton). After half a mile, turn left onto the B4151. Go straight on at the first set of traffic lights, following the road as it curves to the right after the Fox and Dogs pub. The entry to the Church hall is on the right hand side after the St James Road and the Church.
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