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

20th SeptThe Changing Face of the Redditch Railway (Philip Jarvis)
The line from Barnt Green to Redditch was upgraded in 2014. In tonight’s presentation Phil will show the line as it was from 1910 to 1964, construction of the new loop line, and present day running.
27th SeptThe Railways of Somerset & Dorset (Michael Clemens)
More of Michael’s digital remastering of his late father’s stills and movies. This presentation covers the beautiful counties of Somerset & Dorset in the late 50’s and early 60’s – including but not solely the S & D).
4th OctTrack Night & Chit Chat (Members)
11th OctThe World is Narrow (Mike Tyack GS)
35mm photos of narrow gauge lines in South Africa, Darjeeling, Portugal, Germany & Argentina, and 645 footage, from Romania, U.S.A., Germany & Eritrea.
18th OctMembers Digital Evening (Members)
Individual member’s presentations, each lasting 15 to 20 minutes, covering a variety of railway subjects.
25th OctRailways of the Black Country in pre ‘Beeching days’ (Keith Hodgkins GS)
A first-time visitor to club, Keith will take us on a tour of this region in the days before Richard Beeching.
1st NovTrack Night & Chit Chat (Members)
8th NovImages from the Fred Adams Collection (Ken Taylor M)
A selection of photos from the Society’s collection.
15th NovThe Nostalgia of British Steam (Chris Pratt))
Always a crowd pleaser, we are delighted to welcome Chris back, for a further look back at British Steam in the 1950s & 1960s. This time it will be a 16mm film presentation.
22nd NovReporting & Recording the ‘Narrow Gauge World’ (Andrew Charman GS))
Andrew has been editor of “Narrow Gauge World” magazine since 2009. As well as giving the background of the magazine and describing how each issue is put together, he will compare stories from its early days in 1999, with what has happened since.
29th Nov55 Years of Railway Photography (4) (Les Nixon GS))
After last week’s first-time visitor, we welcome back an old friend. Tonight Les will show some world-wide, vintage UK, and industrial material, as well as just a little from the relatively modern scene.
6th DecTrack Night & Chit Chat (Members)
13th Dec 7th Colour Rail Journey (Paul Chancellor GS))
Using slides taken from the vast Colour Rail Collection, Paul returns to take us on another roam around the UK, featuring traction mainly from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Saturday 15th DecLadies Night – Our Christmas Social Evening)
Admission by ticket only. On sale from 18th October.
20th DecMore Steam Scenes from the 60s (Dave Gouldthorp GS))
A return visit from a popular speaker.
27th DecClosed for Christmas and the New Year
3rd JanTrack Night & Chit Chat (Members)
10th JanRails around Britain (Jason Cross GS))
After a four year absence, a return visit from the ‘photo shop man’.

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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