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

21st JuneMonochrome Images of The Midlands Steam Scene during the period 1957 to 1964 (David 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.
28th JuneNo meeting.
5th JulyTest Track & Chit Chat (Members)
12th JulyRailways of the Indian Sub –Continent (Brian Acford)
The show visits Pakistan, India, Myanmar (Burma), & Sri–Lanka. It will feature narrow, metre and broad-gauge lines, and include a wide variety of locos, ranging from small tanks to large Pacifics and 2-8-2’s.
19th JulyThe Great Britain X Compilation (Peter Hale)
In 2017, seven steam locos spent nine days hauling this rail tour around the farthest reaches of Britain. Peter shows us footage which he took, when he travelled from London to Penzance, and then as far north as Inverness. Includes, a trip by Flying Scotsman from Kings Cross to York.
26th JulyOur 50th Anniversary Celebration at the G.C.R. (Members)
2nd AugTest Track & Chit Chat (Members)
9th AugA Kid with a Camera (Mike Nicholls)
Mike was aged 12 when he joined the Warwickshire Railway Society. Armed with his new, first camera, he followed many of their tours. Tonight covers the period from 1959 to 67 and all regions of BR before ending in the Midlands.
Sat 11th AugA Visit to SCMES at Little Hay (Members)
From 11.30 am onwards. Family and friends welcome. Refreshments.
16th Aug50 Years a Gricer (Don Taggart)
Don returns with a compilation of his photographic images. From his early efforts as a teenager (1966 to ‘69), upto preserved steam and modern traction, including European, South African etc along the way.
23rd AugAn Illustrated Tour of Wolverhampton’s Railways (Simon Dewey)
Simon has about 170 images, roughly split evenly between the ex GWR & ex LMS lines. Includes the High and Low level stations, Stafford Road, Oxley & Bushbury sheds, and Stafford Road Locomotive works.
30th AugEven More Bits & Pieces (Jim Steptoe)
Jim returns to entertain us with more clips and snippets.
6th SeptTest Track & Chit Chat (Members)
13th SeptRails around Birmingham (John Perkin)
John takes us on a journey along the tracks through Birmingham New Street, and also Snow Hill in the days of steam.
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 OctTest Track & Chit Chat (Members)

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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