The Society headboard is briefly displayed on the bufferbeam of 43014   W Gordon Davies

Branch News

2017 Members' Weekend
Southend-on-Sea 20th-22nd October 2017
2017 Members' Weekend
Booking Form


Naming of 43014 "The Railway Observer"
At Derby on 14th June 2014
Society Library
currently closed
Our Locos
Background, Photographs and Log of workings
Society Contacts


TOPS 015xx number listing
RSL numbers for privately owned industrial shunting locomotives. Updated: 11.2016
Network Rail WTTs
TOPS Cl.89 number listing
RSL numbers for preserved diesels and electrics. Updated: 05.08.2015
Photographs for the Railway Observer
A guide to submitting images for publication - April 2012
TOPS Cl.97 number listing
RSL numbers for London Underground locomotives, Tyne & Wear Metro locomotives and Network Rail Cl.97's . Updated: 16.10.2013
TOPS Cl.98 number listing
RSL numbers for preserved steam locomotives. Updated: 10.08.2016
ATOC Guidelines to Railway Enthusiasts at Rail Stations
The full text and a link to the British Transport Police site.
TOPS Locomotive Pool Codes
Updated: 17.09.2017
TOPS Depot Codes
Updated: 20.08.2017


40108 1Z81 Penistone
Paul Braybrook 12/04/1980

47146 1Z78 Penistone
Paul Braybrook 12/04/1980

67003 1S21 Carlisle
Andy Barclay 17/09/2017

What's On

Friday 20th October-Sunday 22nd October
Members Weekend and Officers Conference