About Us

The Locomotive Club of Great Britain was founded in Aylesbury in 1949 by the late Jack Turner. The aim is to foster a keen interest in railways in the UK and abroad. It has over 500 members with some from as far away as Australia. It currently has branches in Central London, North London (Wood Green), Dorking, Brighton, St Albans, Bedford and Newton-le-Willows. A small donation is usually requested per attendee to cover meeting expenses. Topics range widely, sometimes with speakers who are specialists in their subject. The jewel in the crown of LCGB activities is the overseas tours programme which is planned by members for members only. Tours have been organised to as far afield as the USA, Mexico, Russia, China, India and Sri Lanka, to give only a few examples.

All members receive a copy of the professionally printed and distributed Club journal, the Bulletin, 10 times a year. Member's contributions are welcomed. There are two annual Reunions, held on a Saturday in late November and early January, both in central London. The former date concentrates on UK topics and the other focuses on overseas matters.

At the time of writing, during the Covid crisis, many branch meetings take place on-line via Zoom, a method which has proved to be remarkably successful. Normal meetings will be resumed as soon as conditions permit.

The Bulletin

The Bulletin is the Club's illustrated magazine, published ten times a year.

Apart from giving details of Club fixtures, and containing reports of Club Tours and other events, it gives regional, preservation and overseas news, and reviews of new railway books.

It also contains a range of interesting articles and excellent photographs by members. (The editor always welcomes contributions). 









E-mail Group

The Club runs an e-mail group, to supplement (not replace) the Bulletin as a means of communication to and between members, in particular for situations where the Bulletin production cycle would take too long.



 Club Library

The Club has a comprehensive library, in Keen House, London, from which books may be borrowed, either directly or via branches.

Unfortunately, it is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and a change in Librarian.  Robert Barker will be taking on the position once the pandemic permits.

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