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

Central London Branch 2017 Meetings Programme

March 17th - How steam was my valley, part two Chris Jones
Chris is a native of South Wales and has an extensive record of steam in the area. This presentation is the second edition of his excellent historical review.

There will be a brief EGM starting at 18.30 to elect Brian Place as an independent examiner. The Branch accounts, held over from the Branch October AGM, will then be offered for acceptance.

April 21st - Before the war; pictures from the Ken Nunn Collection. Pre WW1 gems. Jeremy Harrison
The Club has access to about 2,700 pictures from the Ken Nunn collection and Jeremy will present some of them taken well over 100 years ago.

May 19th - British Railways Western Region HST driver training in the 1980s
Dennis Flood

There can be no doubt that the advent of the High Speed diesel Train (HST) saved the BR Intercity business on non-electrified lines. Dennis explains how the drivers rose to the occasion; only 10 years after WR working steam finished.

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.

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 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