- 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.
|6th July||Test Track & Chit Chat|
|13th July||A Lifetime with Medium Format.
A real miscellany comprising BR, preservation and overseas steam.
|20th July||An Evening with Les Ross.
The trials and tribulations of keeping and running a class 86 on the mainline.|
|27th July||A Club Trip to the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
|3rd Aug||Test Track & Chit Chat|
|10th Aug||The Sound of Sixties Steam.
Original sound recordings, all made during steam’s final years on B.R (1963 to 68) with supporting slides.
|Sat 12th Aug||An Afternoon Visit to Little Hay.
Annual visit to the SCMES. From 11am onwards. Refreshments available.
Members and family|
|17th Aug||Twenty Years of American Enthusiasm 1997 to 2017.
Photographs of US trains including, commuter traffic, Amtrak long distance, freight, and preserved lines in Hawaii.
|Sun 20th Aug||A Trip to the East Somerset & Avon Valley Railways.
|24th Aug||Out and About.
Frank is a former Chairman and longstanding member of SCRS. He has won numerous prizes in the annual photographic competition.
|31st Aug||The Robert Whitfield Collection. UK Steam 1948 to 1958.
A digitally restored collection of photos taken by Robert, mainly in LMS territory.
|7th Sept||Test Track & Chit Chat|
|14th Sept||BR in the 1970s.
A change of eras and an interesting contrast with the talk of 31st Aug.
|21st Sept||An Evening in Two Parts.
a. Snow Hill to Wolverhampton Low Level,
b. On the Southern 1964 to 1967.
|28th Sept||50 Years of Railway Photography – Part 3.
Original slides taken from the late 1950s to 2010 - mostly the earlier part of this range and mostly of the UK mainline
|6th Oct||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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