Meeting Reports

Thursday 10th November 2016

Scottish Branch - Meeting report - 10th November 2016

The November meeting featured the SRPS Quiz, between teams representing SRPS Railtours, Lanarkshire, Edinburgh & RCTS Scotland. RCTS Scotland team members were Ronnie McAdam (captain), Keith Sanders and Robert Walker. Lanarkshire defeated Railtours in the first round, RCTS Scotland triumphed over Edinburgh in the second round. A well fought final round saw Lanarkshire defeat the RCTS Scotland team and win the competition.
A well attended turnout witnessed the competition, which featured some tricky questions for the respective teams.
Our thanks to the SRPS for the preparatory work behind the scenes, without which the evening would not have been possible.

Thursday 13th October 2016
A Scottish Steam Tour - Part 3
Sam Woods

Our October meeting “A Scottish Steam tour part 3”, with Sam Woods, went ahead without the author due to him being indisposed. The pen drive containing the presentation was available, allowing the presentation to proceed as intended.
Many of the images were taken by North East England photographers, and are part of the J.W. Armstrong Trust. Photographers included Cecil Sanderson, John M. Boyes, Stuart Sellar, W. A.C. Smith, Ken Cockerill, Morrison Bryce, Prof. S.W. Hampton & Henry Casserley et al.
Featured items included Glasgow tram 488, ex C.R. Beetlecrusher, a tender-cab fitted ’Jumbo’, Yoker, St. Enoch station with 60534 Irish Elegance, plus a variety of ex C.R.. H.R., G.S.W.R., & L.N.E.R. locos. Additional locations comprised Fairlie Pier, Greenock Ladyburn shed, Wemyss Bay and a cl.33, Troon harbour, Ayr, the ‘Port Road’, Dumfries station, Stranraer, Kilmarnock, & loco scrapping at Kilmarnock works.
Hamish Stevenson provided valuable commentary during the proceedings, much appreciated by those attending this very enjoyable evening of nostalgia.
A short Q & A Session concluded the evening.

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