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 6 October 2014
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
of 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 9 October Llandudno
Valley Railway Society The Railways of Wirral Dave Southern
Friday 10 October Altrincham
Electric Railway Society Dr Michael Bailey MBE "The
Archaeology of Early Steam Locomotives". Digital Presentation.
Monday 13 October Wrexham
Society:The Railways of Wirral: Dave Southern
Saturday - Monday 18-20 October Land
Cruise Compass Tours Autumn
Highlander. Holyhead, Llanfairpwll, Bangor, Llandudno Junction, Colwyn
Bay, Rhyl, Flint, Chester, Delamere, Northwich, Knutsford, Altrincham,
Stockport, Manchester Victoria, Bolton, Preston, & Carlisle to
Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh. A 3-day weekend break by rail to the
Scottish Highlands, inclusive of two nights stay in quality hotel
accommodation at Inverness. From £329.00 each.
Monday 20 October RCTS Merseyside & North
Railways in a Yorkshire Landscape. Stephen Gay. Stephen joins us
with his latest slide show of his railway rambles with his faithful
German Shepherd dog Wrawby, this time in his native Yorkshire.
Thursday 30 October Merseyside
History Group Graham Whitehead 'Engine
Friday 31 October Great Western
Society North West Branch Under and Over and on Top, by Gwynne
Saturday - Sunday 1/2 November Wirral 2014 Model
Railway Exhibition at Mosslands School, Mosslands Drive, Wallasey,
Wirral CH45 8PJ . 18 layouts, 13 traders, demonstrators and Society
stands, refreshments, free vintage bus rides.
Friday 7 November Clwyd Railway
Circle German Mainline Steam: Ian Mainprize
Monday 10 November Wrexham Railway Society:
Steam In The 60's : Malcolm Garner
Tuesday 11 November Shrewsbury
Users Association public meeting
featuring guest speaker Professor Paul Salveson MBE. The meeting will
be held at the Church Hall of All Saints' Church, Chirk Road, Gobowen,
Shropshire SY11 3LL. Access is from the rear off Old Chirk Road. It's
5-10 minutes' walk from Gobowen Station, depending on the fitness of
the walker. The start time is 19:30 which allows time to connect with
trains arriving at Gobowen from Chester and Shrewsbury directions.
Paul's presentation to our meeting is titled 'A Peoples Railway for
Wales & the Borders' . This will look at his 2013 publication 'Rail
Cymru - A Peoples Railway for Wales' which examines the case for a
publically run 'not for dividend' rail franchise for Wales & the
Thursday 13 November Llandudno
Valley Railway Society AGM Members
Evening Keith Jones/Bob Barnsdale/Llew Groom
Friday 14 November Altrincham
Paul Shackcloth "A Photographic Tribute to Tom Lewis". Main line steam
across Great Britain from 1948 with many scenes in the North
Monday 17 November RCTS
Wales: Scottish Steam in the 1960s.
Thursday 27 November Merseyside Railway
History Group Geoff Holmes 'Railway Shipping'
Friday 28 November Great
Western Society North West Branch Five Men who made St Helens, by
Friday 5 December Clwyd Railway
Circle Members Night & Christmas
Monday 8 December Wrexham Railway Society:
Thursday 11 December Llandudno
Valley Railway Society Xmas Social/ Arriva Trains
Wales: the first 10 years & the future: Ben Davies
Friday 12 December Altrincham
Electric Railway Society Peter Fitton "The Railways of the Fylde
from 1961". Colour slide presentation.
Monday 15 December RCTS
Wales: Steam Sheds through the years: Part
1. John Sloane
Thursday 18 December Merseyside Railway
History Group Keith Maxwell 'Film Evening &
The Old Buffers'
Thursday 8 January Llandudno
Valley Railway Society The Corwen Extension -
Llangollen Railway: Steve Jones
Friday 9 January Clwyd Railway
Circle Severn Valley Railway - Past,
Present and Future: Nick Ralls
Friday 9 January Altrincham
Electric Railway Society John Hobbs "A Circular Tour of
North Wales 1966-1980". Colour slide
Monday 12 January Wrexham
Society: Phil’s Quiz: Phil Davies
Monday 19 January RCTS
Wales: Branch A.G.M followed by members
slides and digital presentations
Thursday 29 January 2015 Merseyside Railway
History Group Brian Roberts 'Merseyside Connections 1973 - 85'
Friday 30 January Great
Western Society North West Branch 50 Years of Railway Photography,
by Colin Ellis.
Friday 6 February Clwyd Railway
Circle A Year in the Life of an International Train Spotter: Phil
Monday 9 February Wrexham
Society: Rossett – Saltney Junction Re-doubling: Speaker
from Network Rail
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
Monday 13 April Wrexham
Society: Back to the ‘60s :Geoff Coward
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
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Compiled by Charlie
Hulme, with special thanks to George Jones.