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Saturday 2nd August 2014 — 41st Anniversary Meeting
at Kidderminster Railway Museum,


Open to Members and the Public

Opening times: 10.30am – 5.30pm

Talks, Photographs, Information, Nameplates, Memorabilia, Artefacts, Models, Paintings, Jack Nelson Dioramas, Preservation, Restoration, New–build Projects, Sales



10.30am–12.30pm: ‘LNWR engines in LMS days’. Bob Essery and Peter Davis talk about this subject as covered in their new book LMS Locomotive Review No 1 published by Wild Swan Publications and in two more volumes awaiting publication..

1pm–2pm: The Build a George the Fifth Project – Progress Report by Tom Mainprize and Paul Hibberd.

2.30pm–4.30pm: ‘The Trent Valley Railway – its formation, construction and notable features including the stations of Milford & Brocton, Colwich, Rugeley & Lichfield’ by Robin Mathams who addressed the Crewe Lunch on this subject last year and after continued research now has much more information.


Displays of nameplates, artefacts, memorabilia, plans, drawings and photographs.

Displays of models: Gauge 1, Gauge 0, 4mm et cetera.

LNWR Society Exhibition Stand

Jack Nelson dioramas – LNWRS project to restore them for Conway Valley Railway Museum

Heckmondwike Spen Junction (Leeds New Line) Project.

LNWR Fish Van New Build Project

George the Fifth New–Build project

Coal Tank 1054 and the Bahamas Locomotive Society

Exhibition of paintings by Gerald Broom


Admission free! Come and meet other people interested in the Premier Line. Bring friends – non–members welcome. See the exhibits. Talk to the exhibitors. Listen to the talks. Ask questions, Have a Premier Day!

Important note: the library at KRM has room for an audience of about 25 people. Anyone wishing to reserve a place for any of the talks should contact Ted Talbot by email – – or by phone – 01785 823672.


Previous Events

Saturday July 5th 2014 — Modellers' Workshop
At the society's Study Centre in Kenilworth.

The first Modellers Workshop, held last year at Kenilworth, provided those attending with a stimulating day spent discussing many aspects of modelling the LNWR and also the opportunity to delve deeply into the depths of the Study Centre archives.

By popular request a similar event has been arranged to take place at the same venue on Saturday July 5th from 10.30am till whenever we run out of topics to discuss (or 6.00pm).

You are invited to bring examples of your work. test tracks and even layouts as long as they are not too big! Twelve volt power supplies will be available and, hopefully, 'rolling roads' in 4mm and 7mm scales. A device to measure the power output of your locos will be present. Computer facilities will also be available.

Tea and coffee making facilities will be available but you will have to bring your own food or visit the pub nearby. This year we are not asking you to book in advance – just turn up and if we have an overflow we can always retire to the pub!


Saturday 28th June 2014 — Society AGM, Crewe

The Society's AGM will be held on Saturday 28th June at the Crewe Arms Hotel, Nantwich Road, Crewe, CW2 6DN. Please note that the meeting will start at 11.30 am. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served at 10:00 am.

Members are welcome to bring guests. Parking is available at the Hotel (please notify reception on arrival otherwise you will be charged). For further details see the notice sheet posted with the June newsletter.

Monday June 2nd 2014 — Social Event
Visit to home of Sir Ralph Brocklebank, Chairman of the LNWR.

The rooms associated with Sir Ralph will be included in the itinery, together with open access to the gardens. Members are welcome to bring guests.

Visit begins at 2.30pm, preceded by lunch at The Cholmondely Arms commencing at 12 noon.

Further information can be provided by the Society Chairman.


Saturday 17th May 2014 — Society AGM, Pickering

The Society's AGM will be held on Saturday 17th May at the Memorial Hall, Pickering, N.Yorks, YO18 8AA. Please note that the meeting will start at 12.00. The Memorial Hall will be open from 10.30, with tea/coffee and biscuits. At 11.00 there will a presentation by a member of the N. York Moors Railway (meet at the Visitor Centre on platform 2).

Following the AGM, and a break for lunch, members can travel on the 15.00 train to Grosmont and return (arriving back at Pickering at 17.40). Alternatively, there will be conducted tour of the Carriage Sheds at Pickering.

Members are welcome to bring guests, but if travelling on the N.Y.M. Railway, guests will have to buy their own ticket.


4th and 5th May 2014 — NRM SHILDON – SPRING STEAM GALA

This event will take place at ‘Locomotion’ in Shildon, Co. Durham, on Sunday 4th and Monday 5th May 2014. The theme for this year's event is ‘The Great Northern Railway’ and on display will be the Stirling Single (with its proper tender) the Ivatt Large Atlantic, the N2 Tank and the J52 Saddle Tank.

The LNWR Society will be sharing a display stand with the GNR Society. Both will be advertising their activities and it is hoped to display models of the locomotives that worked the East Coast and West Coast main lines from 1900 till the grouping.

Some members of the Society from the North East area will be meeting at ‘Locomotion’ on Sunday 4th for an informal get-together and other Society members are cordially invited to join us.

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