23rd September 2019 · ‘The Peter Fox Collection – Steam, Diesel and Electric Traction through the Decades’

Presenter: Andrew Barclay

The first meeting of the 2019/20 session on Monday 23rd September was rather poorly attended by past standards. However Andrew Barclay’s presentation of 200 more slides from the Peter Fox collection was well received by the audience. After a delayed start whilst the projector bulb was replaced. Andrew made up the deficit to record a slightly early finish. The slides were mainly from the early 1960’s and Peter’s home territories of Sheffield, Doncaster and Derby were well represented. Peter had not only concentrated on locomotives and rolling stock but also signal boxes and notices. Of particular rarity was a shot of a LNWR super D with a beaver tail coach on a railtour in Liverpool Docks. Preserved steam on railtours in Scotland featured with scenes of narrow gauge locations and the Isle of Man.The prototype DMU’s and EMU’S such as class140.151.151 and 210 were shown. As in previous presentations, not all the locations and details were recorded, but the audience did their best to fill in the missing details. However they were not always successful. Once again our many thanks to Andrew for sifting through the collection and presenting a wide range of subjects for discussion.