The branch was formed in March 1950 and we are pleased to say that some of the original and early members are still attending indoor meetings. The geographical area covered by the Branch includes the Hope Valley, Chesterfield, Retford, Doncaster and Barnsley.
In years gone by the Branch organised rail tours and outdoor visits to railway sites, principally locomotive depots. Recently however, outdoor visits have been few and far between due to the loss of suitable railway sites and the restrictions now in place following the privatisation of the railway system.
Presenter: Stuart Fowler We welcomed 61 participants to our May virtual meeting to hear Stuart Fowler talking about ‘The Railways of Scotland over the last 10 years (2010-2020)’. His full-time…Read More
Presenter: Paul Abell On 9 February we were joined by 44 Zoomers to hear Paul Abell’s presentation “Steam Trams – Locomotives on the Streets”. Paul started by explaining that the…Read More
Presenter: John Hillier On 8 December we held our 3rd virtual meeting when John Hillier of Rutland presented “The Photographic Artistry of Railway Cameramen” – and what a draw it…Read More
Presenter: Glynn Waite We held our second Zoom meeting on Tuesday, 10 November with David Jackman as technical support and with 33 participants. We welcomed Glynn Waite who, despite suffering…Read More
Presenter: Bob Gellatly Our first virtual meeting using Zoom took place on Tuesday, 13 October with 32 participants (and our cat) when Bob Gellatly, Journal Editor of the Great Central…Read More
Presenter: Ted Parker A night of nostalgia was promised when Ted Parker of Yarm visited on 9 March with his presentation ‘Memories of a Sheffield Trainspotter’. Ted, born in Sheffield…Read More
Presenter: Paul Chancellor Our last speaker for the autumn season was Paul Chancellor who presented his Eighth Colour-Rail journey. It had been some years since we last welcomed Paul to…Read More
Presenter: Michael Eggenton On 11 November Michael Eggenton made a welcome return to the Branch with a special programme tailored for our local audience. Taking us around Sheffield and South…Read More
Presenter: John Zabernik At our second meeting in October we had a most interesting presentation by John Zabernik of the 125 Group. John, a nominee for the prestigious Train Driver…Read More
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…Read More
Presenter: John Wade Many thanks to Brian for making the long journey to Sheffield to provide an excellent evening’s entertainment of nostalgia covering an area not too familiar to the…Read More