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CENTRAL LONDON BRANCH

All Central London Branch meetings take place in the John Anning Hall
at The Model Railway Club, 9, Calshot Street, London N1 9DA
and begin at 18.30 until about 21.15.
Light refreshments are available before the meeting and at the interval.
A £5 donation per head per meeting is requested to cover our expenses.
Ring the lower doorbell to gain entry to the premises.

 

Central London Branch Meetings

Herewith the latest in the LCGB Central London branch programme for the Spring and early Summer.

All meetings are currently held via Zoom. As soon as Keen House can reopen, then live meetings will resume. At present there is no certainty when that will happen so on-line meetings will be standard for the next few months. Zoom meetings begin at 19.00 with a chat starting around 18.30.

Friday February 19th 2021: The Great Central Railway - Rapid Travel in Luxury. Ray Schofield. This is the second part of the January meeting.

Friday March 19th 2021: Remember when the LCGB ran overseas tours, before Covid struck?! Ethiopia/Djibouti 2019 and Mexico 2019. Colin MIell.

Both tours were a great success, and in this presentation you will see many varied railway operations, some amazing scenery, diesel and electric traction, a bit of narrow gauge, preserved steam, suburban trains, trams, wildlife, and some local colour and stunning architecture. Something to keep everyone happy!

April 16th 2021 Ramblings with a new camera 1962-3 Brian Holland and Mike Chapman This includes some steam scenes taken at Grantham in late 1962.

May 21st 2021 The Clan project Ian Henderson. This presentation is about the construction of the new-build BR Standard Clan 6MT Pacific, to be named Hengist.

June 18th 2021 More pictures from the Peter Bland collection Bryan Cross. The late Peter Bland's colour slide and print collection has been digitised with great skill by Bryan
and these presentations are always of fascination and interest.

July 16th 2021 Title to be announced.

August 20th 2021 Members Images. Omnes. If Keen House is open and available to us by this date, the meeting will be live. If not, then Zoom arrangements will be made. The same applies to the following meetings. When they can take place, live meetings will begin at the standard 18.30.

September 17th 2021 From Bo'ness to Brora; a decade of scottish railway progress. Keith Jones.

October 15th 2021 Branch AGM (LCGB members only) followed by Members Images. For the latter, all welcome.

November 19th 2021 Title to be announced

December 17th 2021 Title to be announced






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