Andy Barclay: More slides from the Alan Lovecy collection.


The late Alan Lovecy had been the Sheffield branch chairman and also a senior manager at Sheffield Tinsley depot.  Upon his retirement he had retained his ‘anywhere’ railway pass.  He clearly relished his interest in railways.  Andy Barclay was our guest presenter at the May meeting, showing another tranche of slides from the Alan Lovecy collection, covering the period 1982-1985.  We were transported by him all over the country.  It really was a ‘round Britain quiz’, and our audience enjoyed the prospect of identifying the various locations, with some success and surprises.  To recap the locations covered would be an impossible task for this limited report.  However, coverage included Tinsley (inevitably!), Sheffield, Rotherham Masboro’ & Penistone.  At the extremities of the network we visited Penzance, Glasgow Queen Street, Georgemas Junction, Birkenhead, Swansea, Treherbert, Carnforth, Morecambe, Chatham, York, Hertford & Goodmayes (Essex).  On the locomotion side we noted classes 03, 08, 20, 31, 33, 37, 43, 47, 50, 56, 76, 85 & 86, DMU’s 120, 123, 124 & 150, EMU’s 303, 305, 308 & 506, the APT (at Preston and London Euston).  Steam was not forgotten noting GWR 0-6-0PT 7715 at Quainton Road, BR 4-6-2 Pacific 70000 ‘Brittania’ at Wansford, LMS Princess Coronation Pacific 4-6-2 ‘Duchess of Hamilton’ at Unstone (Derbyshire), LMS Jubilee 4-6-0 ‘Leander at Hellifield & Midland Compound 4-4-0 41000 at Leeds.