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The London & North Western Railway Society  Explain 'L.N.W.R.S.' was formed in 1973 and in 2005 achieved charitable status as an Educational Charity with the following objective: "To advance the education of the public in all aspects of the London and North Western Railway, including the study and preservation of information, drawings, photographs, models and other material pertaining to the railway company and related organisations and subjects." Thus the Society aims to foster interest in all aspects of the LNWR  Explain 'London & North Western Railway (LNWR)', its constituent companies and joint lines.

We arrange several events each year, including an Open Meeting in April, our AGM in May and a Steam-up in September. We also attend several model railway and model engineering exhibitions.

There are four documentary services which are available to members: Library, Archive, Photographic and Drawing.

In addition the Society publishes four fully illustrated Journals and four Newsletters each year, plus occasional Portfolios on a single subject.

Whilst not being a preservation society, we have a Records and Relics sub-committee whose task is to encourage preservation by assisting with information and attempting to find suitable homes for any items discovered that may be worth preserving, or that may provide components for preservation projects. Examples of this are the supply of coach components and of window frames for a signal box.

A large number of the Society’s members build models and it assists model manufacturers whenever possible. We actively encourage and support the preservation of LNWR artefacts large and small.

We are a friendly group with over 700 members, and new members are always welcome. Membership information here and Society Officers here.

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