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Contacts

Chairman
Robin Gibbons
tel:  0758 405 0262
email: eastmidlandschair@rcts.org.uk

Secretary
Dave Coxon
tel: 07704 409065
email: eastmidlands@rcts.org.uk, eastmidlandsweb@rcts.org.uk

Meeting reports

Beeching – Hero or villain?

26 Oct 2021

Dave Saunders presented an interesting and enlightening talk which revealed that Dr Beeching was not the villain that he is most remembered as rather he was an innovative and forward looking…

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Advances in coaching stock design 1950-2020

12 Oct 2021

Dave Tooley described the very interesting development of BR coaching stock from Mk1 through to Mk5 and also included the Voyager family and the class 180s. The meeting was well attended by 40 members…

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Poetry & Times of Kirkby-in Ashfield Loco Sheds and Sidings

28 Sep 2021

Dr David Amos gave a very entertaining account of the life and times of Kirkby in Ashfield shed accompanied by poems and music which originated from local celebrities. Unfortunately the attendance…

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28th January 2020 · Stratford on Avon & Midland Junction

28 Jan 2020

Presenter: Barry Taylor On 28th January Barry Taylor presented “The Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway (SMJ)”. The idea of a railway across rural Northamptonshire and Warwickshire was conceived to carry…

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14th January 2020 · Oxford to Paddington

14 Jan 2020

Presenter: Richard Binding Richard Binding was our first speaker of 2020 on 14th January to continue his journey along the Great Western mainline towards London. He started at Oxford with…

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17th December 2019 · Annual members Christmas evening

17 Dec 2019

On 17th December the branch held its annual members Christmas evening with coffee and mince pies. A number of members showed short series of slides covering preserved steam at the…

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10th December 2019 · 125 Group – Preserving an HST

10 Dec 2019

Presenter: John Zabernik of the 125 Group Recent events brought a significance to the topic on 10th December when John Zabernik of the 125 Group presented “Preserving a HST”. He…

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26th November 2019 · Restoration of a GNR station building

26 Nov 2019

Presenter: Brian Howes of the Friends of Gedling Station On 26 November Brian Howes of the Friends of Gedling Station informed us of the plans for restoration of the GNR…

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12th November 2019 · B17 Spirit of Sandringham – the continuing story of achievement

12 Nov 2019

Presenter: Brian Hall Brian Hall returned to the branch on 12 November to present “B17 Spirit of Sandringham – the continuing story of achievement”. Starting with a description of the…

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22nd October 2019 · Leicester & Swannington Railway

22 Oct 2019

Presenter: Bill Pemberton of the Leicestershire Industrial History Society On 22 October Bill Pemberton of the Leicestershire Industrial History Society presented the “Leicester & Swannington Railway” tracing the history of…

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8th October 2019 · Branch AGM

08 Oct 2019

The branch held its AGM on 8 October with a total of 22 members present, a slight increase on recent years. The Secretary announced updates to the annual report including…

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10th September 2019 · An Eighth Colour Rail Journey

10 Sep 2019

Presenter: Paul Chancellor, Colour Rail Paul Chancellor opened the new meeting season on 10 September with “An Eighth Colour Rail Journey”. The theme for the evening was based on the…

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23rd April 2019 · ‘O.Winston Link and the North & Western Railway’

23 Apr 2019

Presenter: Bob Gellatly Our speaker for last meeting of the season on 23rd April was Bob Gellatly with “O. Winston Link and the Norfolk and Western Railway”. Starting with the…

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9th April 2019 · ‘Diverted – Wakefield – Leeds via Huddersfield, Barnsley & Castleford’

09 Apr 2019

Presenters: Phil Lockwood & Enid Vincent On 9th April Phil Lockwood and Enid Vincent presented a further instalment in their “Diverted” series. This time travelling from Wakefield to Leeds via…

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