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CENTRAL LONDON BRANCH

Meetings 18.30 - ca 21.30 at
Main Hall, Keen House, 4, Calshot Street, London N1 9DA

Central London Branch 2017 Meetings Programme

June 16th - BR not quite Modern Image Peter Robins. BR/National Rail from the mid-1970s until the present with an emphasis on first generation diesels and electrics and the railway infrastructure.

July 21st - Aspects of a footplate career in the London area. Bill Davies
In a presentation postponed from last year, Bill presents his memories of working on the footplate, in his own inimitable style.

August 18th - Members Evening: Transparencies and Digital images welcome.

September 15th Pictures from the Peter Bland collection Bryan Cross
The late Peter Bland was a quiet and unassuming person but was an excellent photographer amongst his many talents. Bryan has scanned and improved the slide collection to great affect.

October 20th AGM plus Members Evening, as for August.

November 17th Restoration of 34081 92 Squadron Steve Lacey.
This Bulleid Pacific has been restored to full working at the Nene Valley Railway and this show will bring us up-to-date on its progress.

December 15th China, The Last Great Steam Show On Earth. Nick Lera
More amazing videos from the Master!






London's Lost Railways.


The guided walk on September 26th 2009, led by Don Kennedy, took place in excellent weather and was an enjoyable afternoon's exploration of London's Lost Railways in West London. A full report with pictures from the event can be seen on the Outdoor pages.

The 2010 guided walk took place on Saturday 25th September, again in glorious weather. Participants explored the Mill Hill East to Edgware route, of which much remains almost intact. The walk was greatly enhanced by our Vice President John Cramp who knew the line well in its working days. A report of the 2011 walk to the locations of The Ladykillers film and the 2012 visit to the Greenwich Peninsular can also be found in the Outdoor section.

Don's walks are planned with meticulous attention to detail and are not only a healthy but simply the best way of exploring London's Lost Railways. For further information on Don's other guided walks please contact him directly at donkennedy@fs2.com mentioning LCGB.



LCGB UK Study Tour to Dawlish
Thursday 22nd Monday 26th July 2010


The 2010 Dawlish UK Study Tour, was a great success but was the last one for the time being. A full report appeared in the Bulletin which included pictures taken on our excellent visit to Exeter panel signal box.

Further UK study tours will be announced in due course. Members are invited to suggest locations for possible future trips to the Member Services Committee Chairman.

The pictures of 6024 King Edward I were taken on the 2008 visit but are only a glimpse of how much there is to be seen.

Click on any of these photographs taken on the 2008 Dawlish Visit to see an enlarged photograph

lcgb at Dawlish 2007
6024 passing Dawlish en route to Kingswear - Photo M Wood

lcgb at Dawlish 2007
6024 on the return approaching Dawlish Warren about 12 minutes early - Photo M Wood