Groups and their meeting places
Meetings are held in The Gladstone Club, Station Road, Northwich, CW9
5RB at 7:45pm prompt on the 2nd Tuesday of
each month - excluding July and August. Admission is free for
Society lectures are held at Altrincham
Methodist Church Hall, Barrington Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1HF.
Car park Springfield Road or short walk from Altrincham
Bus/Rail/Metrolink Interchange. Talks commence at 7.30 p.m..
Refreshments (coffee/tea and biscuits) are provided inclusive of the
admission price, £3.00 - Free for
AERPS members (Show membership card).
A programme of illustrated talks on the first Friday of
September to April at the Jubilee Community Centre, 45 Seabank Drive,
Prestatyn, LL19 7PP. Visitors Welcome: Admission £2. Anybody
requiring information about the
should contact: David Jones Tel: 01244 537440 or email:
The Dee & Mersey Group of the Society holds meetings in Chester on
the last Wednesday of January, February, March, September, October and
November each year starting at 7.40pm at The Cross Keys at 2 Duke
Street, Chester CH1 1RP (on corner of Lower Bridge Street and Duke
Geoff Lake for further details at jethroo66[at]hotmail.com
Branch. The meetings are held at 1930 at St Hilda's Hall,
Latchford, Warrington on the last Friday of each month, except
Valley Railway Society
All indoor evening meetings will take
place on the Second Thursday of the Month at The
Junction starting at 19:30. Contact Arthur Jones: mazeppa
Meetings with speakers are held
monthly from September to May on Thursdays at 19.30 at The
Newton-le-Willows. WA12 9SH.
All meetings commence at 7:30 pm
and a donation towards
expenses of £2 would be appreciated. Contact:
Merseyside Railway History
A warm welcome is extended to all visitors at the Group's meetings, and
further information about the Group may be obtained from the Hon Sec,
who may be contacted at 0151-677-6062 or mrhg[at]talktalk.net.
Meetings are held at the United Reform Church Hall, Meols Drive, West
Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside, UK and commence at 7.45 pm.
North Wales N Gauge Group
The model railway group for N Gauge modellers. Meets in St Michael's
Church Hall, Rosemary Lane, Conwy at 7.00pm on the first and third
Monday of each
month (December excepted). A warm welcome awaits novices and
experienced N Gauge
modellers alike. Contact 01492 572633 for further information.
meets on Tuesday
evenings, at 19.30 for a
start. From September 2012, meetings will be once a month on the first
Tuesday of each month September to June. January will be advised
on the Circle's website.
Meetings take place in the Railway
Euston Road (just above the Royal Mail buildings). It's about 5-10
from the railway
station: turn right on to the road and then right
under the railway
bridge, bear right into Penchwintan Road, then first
right into Euston Road (no road name sign); the Railway
Institute is a
short way up the hill next to the Royal Mail delivery office. There is
a car park. For contact information, see the NWRC website.
Canal Historical Society North West Group. Meetings are usually
held on the second Saturday in the month at the Friends’ Meeting House,
6 Mount Street in central Manchester (close to St Peter's Square
Metrolink) and normally commence at 14:00. A voluntary
£3.50 is requested from visitors to help to defray the meeting
Society, Merseyside, Chester and North Wales
Meetings are held at The "Town Crier", Station Road/City Road,
Chester CH1 3AE, commencing at 19.30. The pub is opposite the railway
station. A donation of £ 2.00 is requested.
Both Society members and non-members are very welcome to attend our
are held as indicated. At Gobowen at the
Railway station, Chirk in the Royal British Legion Club (The club is
behind the Hand Hotel and car park is accessed off Colliery Road) and
Marys' Social Club, Regent St.
Shropshire Railway Society.
are held in Shrewsbury at the Gateway
Education & Arts Centre, Chester St in the 'Mary Margaret
usually on the second and fourth Friday of each month, start at
1930 hrs and finish at 2200 hrs. 'Non-members are welcome to a maximum
two meetings, and are asked to make a small voluntary contribution to
The Stephenson Locomotive Society. North
Meetings held on Saturdays at 14:00 in The Friends’ Meeting House,
Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS. Visitors welcome. Further information
from the Meetings Secretary: Mike Blease,
Monthly meetings are on the second Monday of the month, in the
Social Club at St Marys
Regent St, Wrexham, opposite Grosvenor Road traffic lights starting at
venue provides for a comfortable and convivial atmosphere with adequate
off the street car parking. Annual subscription for Society members
all classes. Visitors welcome on payment of £1.50 at the door.
We understand this group has
Last update 9 February 2015
This page is a handy
for the dates of coming events, many of which will have been first
the Notice Board page. Details of special or unusual trains, meetings
societies, and anything else of railway interest in the North Wales
will appear here. Organisers, please send in your details. We will
include a website/email address or telephone number for confirmation
this website takes no responsibilty for the accuracy of the information
contained here, or for the cancellation of trains or events.
regularly updated calendar of steam runs around the UK, we recommend www.uksteam.info.
For a list of events over a wider area, The Clwyd Railway Circle
maintains a very useful Calendar
Events in PDF format.
Note about excursion trains:
Main line excursions are hauled by diesel locos unless noted
as 'steam'.We have refrained from giving details of the actual
locomotive to be used, as last-minute changes are common.
| Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | July | Aug | Sep | Oct|
Nov | Dec
Thursday 12 February Llandudno
Valley Railway Society A black & white circle of North
Wales: John Hobbs
Friday 13 February Altrincham
Electric Railway Society David Young "A Further Selection of Slides
from the Manchester Locomotive Society Collection". Colour Slide
Monday 16 February RCTS
Merseyside & North Wales: Welsh Wanderings in the1980s".
Geoff Morris. A trip through Wales in a decade during which livery
to appear and steam reappeared on a scheduled basis along the Cambrian
& North Wales Coasts.
Thursday 26 February Merseyside Railway
History Group Trevor Gauntlett 'The Halton Curve'
Friday 27 February Great
Western Society North West Branch Group Annual Meeting
Friday 6 March Clwyd
Circle Annual General Meeting followed by an illustrated
talk entitled Back to the ‘60s by Geoff Coward
Monday 9 March Wrexham
Society: A view from a signal box window: Adrian
Thursday 12 March Llandudno
Valley Railway Society A view from a signal box
window: Adrian Bodlander
Friday 13 March Altrincham
Electric Railway Society John Sloane 'Chinese Steam in
the 80s'. Colour Slide Presentation.
Monday 16 March RCTS
Merseyside & North Wales: A History of Railway Preservation in
Britain. Robert Gwynne .Bob is the Associate Curator Rail Vehicles at
the NRM in York
Thursday 26 March Merseyside Railway
History Group AGM Members Slides
Friday 27 March Great Western
Society North West Branch Liverpool's Disused Tunnels, by Paul
Thursday 9 April Llandudno
Valley Railway Society Railway enthusiasm - international:
Friday 10 April Clwyd
Circle The View From a
Signalbox Window: Adrian Bodlander
Friday 10 April Altrincham
Electric Railway Society Alvin Barker "A Selection of
British Transport Films from the Steam Era". Digital
Saturday 11 April. Excursion. The Great Western Express from
Hooton to Worcester and Oxford The railtour is jointly promoted by the
Chester Model Railway Club and Ffestiniog Railway Society Dee &
Mersey Group. Full details can be found at the Chester
Model Railway Club website.
Saturday 11 April Excursion Compass
Tours by West Coast. The Wight & Sussex Express to
Portsmouth & Chichester with optional tour of Sussex and
Hooton, Bache, Wrexham, Gobowen, Shrewsbury,
Wellington, Telford, Wolverhampton, Rowley Regis, Stourbridge,
Kidderminster and Worcester SH.
Monday 13 April Wrexham
Society: Back to the ‘60s :Geoff Coward
Monday 13 April Excursion Compass
Tours by West Coast The North York Moors & Heartbeat Explorer.
To Whitby, From Chester, Frodsham, Warrington (BQ), Wigan, Leyland,
Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and
Wednesday 15 April Excursion from North Wales Compass Tours by West Coast The Royal
Windsor Express. With an option of a longer break in London (alighting
From Holyhead, Llanfairpwll, Bangor, Llandudno Junction, Colwyn Bay,
Rhyl, Flint, Chester, Crewe, Stafford and Lichfield TV to Windsor.
Monday 20 April RCTS
Merseyside & North Wales: 21st Century Steam in China.
Geoff Coward. Geoff presents video and stills from his visit in 2002.
Friday 24 April Great Western
Society North West Branch Standard Gauge Railways of France and
Germany, by Barry Rushton
Thursday 30 April Merseyside Railway
History Group Geoff Coward Quiz and informal evening
Thursday 14 May Llandudno
Valley Railway Society 6G locomen: personal reminiscences
by A Guest Panel
Wednesday 20 May Excursion Compass
Tours by West Coast The Cornish Explorer From Chester, Wrexham,
Ruabon, Gobowen, Shrewsbury, Craven Arms, Ludlow, Leominster, Hereford
& Bristol tp Penzance. The train is routed via the scenic Welsh
Marches line, South Wales, the Severn Tunnel, Bristol, Somerset, the
Dawlish Sea Wall, Devon and rural Cornwall.
Friday 3 July Excursion Compass
Tours by West Coast The Conway Valley Explorer
Via the Scenic Conway line (with Ffestiniog Railway option). From
Grantham, Peterborough, Stamford, Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Leicester,
South Wigston, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Tamworth, Lichfield TV, Rugeley TV
& Stafford to Betws-y-Coed & Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Saturday 4 July Excursion Compass
Tours by West Coast The Conway Valley Explorer From Lincoln,
Newark NG, Grantham, Bottesford, Bingham, Radcliffe, Netherfield,
Nottingham, Tutbury & Hatton, Uttoxeter, Blythe Bridge & Stoke
to Betws-y-Coed & Blaenau Ffestiniog. (with Ffestiniog Railway
Wednesday 9 September Excursion Compass
Tours by West Coast The Conway Valley Explorer
Via the Scenic Conway line (with Ffestiniog Railway option) Sheffield
to Betws-Y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog. From Sheffield, Rotherham
Central, Swinton, Moorthorpe, Normanton, Shipley, Keighley, Skipton,
Hellifield, Carnforth & Lancaster.
12 September Excursion Compass
Tours by West Coast The Conway Valley Explorer Via the Scenic
Conway line (with Ffestiniog Railway option) Scarborough to
Betws-Y-Coed & Blaenau Ffestiniog.eparts – Saturday
From Scarborough, Seamer, Malton, York, Wakefield, Brighouse, Sowerby
Bridge, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden & Rochdale.
Saturday 10 October Excursion Compass Tours by West Coast The
Conway Valley Explorer
Via the Scenic Conway line (with Ffestiniog Railway option) Hereford to
Departs – From Hereford, Ledbury, Gt Malvern, Worcester FS, Droitwich,
Barnt Green, Walsall & Wolverhampton.
Charter Train Operators
Railway Club & Ffestiniog Railway Dee & Mersey
Compass Tours: See West Coast Railway Company
Belle Bookings: 0845 077 2222
PMR Tours PO Box
6233, The West Shed, Ripley DE5 4AD Tel: 01773-743986
Tours, Stag House, Gydynap Lane, Inchbrook, Woodchester,
GL5 5EZ. Bookings: 01453 835414
PO Box 1012, Kings Lynn
PE30 3YN Tel: 01553-661500 Fax: 01553 661800
Express 66 Stonegate, Hunmanby, Filey YO14 0PP Tel 01723 891400
Trains, 670 Warwick Road, Tyseley, Birmingham B11 2HL Tel:
Spitfire Railtours PO
box 824, Taunton TA1 9ET email: info[at]spitfirerailtours.co.uk
Tel: 0870 879 3675 (Mon-Fri 11:00 to 18:00).
Statesman Rail PO Box 83, St
Erth, Hayle Cornwall TR27 9AD Tel 0845 310 2458 and 0845 310 2489
'Bookings Office is open daily Monday to Friday from 0900hrs to 1730hrs
and on Saturday between 0930hrs and 1200hrs,' Telephone 01483 209888,
or email info[at]steamdreams.co.uk
UK Railtours PO Box 350, Welwyn
AL6 0WG Telephone: 01438 715050
West Coast Railway Company
Jesson Way, Crag Bank, Carnforth, Lancashire. LA5 9UR Tel: 01524
732100 Fax: 01524 735518
Compiled by Charlie
Hulme, with special thanks to George Jones.