PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY
|PENNINE MAGAZINE ARCHIVE NOW ONLINE - Click here|
Were you spotting in the 1950's/1960's?. If so you will find David Hey's website will give you several hours of nostalgia - Click on www.davidheyscollection.com
Pennine Railway Society meetings now shown on "The Railway Magazine" Meetings page.
Winner of the 2013 Andy Dalby Memorial Slide Competition taken by Rhys Jones
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46229 at Bury on the East Lancs Railway in 1998.
Winner of the 2012 Pennine Slide Competition taken by
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B1 4-6-0 No. 61264 leaving Rannoch on a charter in 2001 or 2002
Winner of the 2012 Andy Dalby Memorial Slide Competition taken by Rhys Jones
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BR 9F 2-10-0 No.92212 approaching Quorn on 31st December 1997 with the
15.30 Loughborough - Leicester North service
Winner of the 2011 Andy Dalby Memorial Slide Competition
taken by Glen Williamson
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142004 at Stainforth on a Scunthorpe to Sheffield service on 6th January 2011.
Winner of the Pennine
Members Slide Completion 2011 taken by Glyn Gossan
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GW Tank 5224 climbing North Street Bank on the Mid Hants Railway with the 11.00
Alresford – Alton service on 22 May 2010.
Sandtoft Bus Gathering 25th July 2010
Ex Committee member and Magazine Editor David Bladen taking photograph of me (Tony Booth)
taking a photograph of President Geoff Bambrough and Chairman Robin Skinner.
"Working for the PRS"
Photographs from Barrow
Hill Visit - June 22nd 2009
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The Pennine Railway Society
was formed by a group of enthusiasts from across
formation in 1974, 39 years ago, the Society has consistently
In the first ten
Also regular meetings in the
also an annual quiz, "The Pennine Shield" held at the end of every
In those early years we
The membership over the past
10 years has remained consistent at around 70 members.
The Society, right through
its 39 year existence, has been run by a committee
Calendaris also free to members.
Why not come along and see us sometime - I am sure you will not be disappointed!!
If you are interested in
joining The Pennine Railway Society please pick up
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The Pennine Railway Society
celebrates over 39 years since its formation. Why not join us and enjoy the
relaxed atmosphere and outstanding quality of
Keep in touch with The Pennine
Railway Society by visiting our web site at:
THE CURRENT COMMITTEE OF THE PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY
Telephone: 01302 856215
Telephone: 01778 421877
Telephone: 01142 372809
Telephone: 01709 585597
Telephone: 01246 852485
Telephone: 01302 538661
Telephone: 01302 859001
Telephone: 01302 367233
The Society has in the past been represented at Open Days in the form of a sales stand which sold anything from old timetables and magazines to the latest publications of interest to the rail enthusiast.
Sales stands have been held at Doncaster, Stratford, Norwich, Tinsley, Old Oak Common, York, Derby and Barrow Hill, along with events at preserved railway sites.
Open Days proved to have been excellent days out for club members with many taking part in staffing the stall and enjoying the atmosphere generated at these functions.
The Society Magazine – “Trans
A Society magazine “Trans Pennine” has been published at regular intervals (usually 4 per year) since 1975 and up to date we have published over 150 issues.
The magazine has improved enormously over the years with the development and accessibility of printing and desk top publishing technology. To this extent that we now feel that we produce one of the best small society magazines, certainly judging by the quality of the articles on a varied range of railway subjects.
The magazine is currently produced four times per year and is distributed free to members.
Society is sincerely indebted to those who have served on the committee as
Magazine Editor, a somewhat thankless task, but all of whom have produced high
The Society is run and organised by the Committee with help of many members. The Committee is answerable to the Annual General Meeting which is usually held on a Sunday lunchtime early in January in Doncaster.
Members are advised well in advance of the AGM. At the meeting each Committee member reports on his responsibilities including current and future plans. The Treasurer produces a detailed Balance Sheet showing Society income and expenditure.
Committee members remain in office until such time as he/she resigns or the AGM or Committee pass a vote of “No Confidence”. Elections are then held democratically to find a replacement. Committee meetings are held on a regular basis throughout the year and any member can table an item for discussion through the Chairman.
Meetings, open to members and non-members are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month in a private function room at the “Salutation” public house on South Parade, Doncaster at 8.00 pm. Meetings usually consist of a slide or film show by a member or invited guest.
Special events are held during the year, including the Annual Slide Competition on the first Wednesday in October. The first Wednesday in December is usually the evening the PENNINE plays host to members of other Societies in the area to compete in a round of the PENNINE SHIELD, an annual quiz competition.
Meetings, on a planned basis, were first held at the “Masons Arms” in Doncaster Market Place and have gone from strength to strength. The Society moved to the “Corporation Brewery Taps” in June 1981. The move proved extremely popular with the membership, to the extent that we expanded from one meeting per month to two in January 1982. We remained there until May 1999 when a major refurbishment by the brewery resulted in the loss of the function room.
We are now happily settled in the “Sal” with its excellent surroundings and facilities.
Trips and Visits
The most popular trips were undoubtedly the Merrymaker Excursions which sadly no longer operate. Often visits to installation close to the destination were arranged and it would not be unusual to take upwards of 30 members on these trips. On one Merrymaker which ran to Southampton and Bournemouth in 1980 no fewer than 60 members visited Eastleigh Works and MPD.
We also ran “Overnighters” to such beautiful places as Fort William, Mallaig and Kyle of Lochalsh using excursion trains. Numerous visits were also organised taking in the scenic and historic Settle and Carlisle route.
Specialised visits have been organised for small groups and have included power signal boxes and control rooms. One particular visit included the Waterloo and City Line.
On all of our trips we have managed “free time” where members can mix in a local hostelry and sample the beers and local customs.
in recent years with the radical changes in railway organisation and the advent
of stringent Health and Safety Regulations opportunities to visit rail
installations have been severely curtailed. Those visits we are able to organise
are advertised in our magazine and all visits are open to all members and their
We hope that you will be
interested in joining the PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY – We look forward to meeting
you. Rest assured that you will be made most welcome at any of our functions.
The membership fee is ONLY £6.00 for the period up to December 31st 2013 and includes all magazines. For membership details or further information on the Society please contact our Membership Secretary, Tony Caddick at 15 Carlyle Street, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, S64 9DE (Telephone: 01709 585597) or by email at email@example.com
Coming Events 2013
|Wednesday January 2nd 2013||Members Slides|
|Sunday January 5th 2013||ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. 12.00 noon. SALUTATION INN, DONCASTER|
|Wednesday January 16th 2013||Joe Wray|
|Wednesday February 6th 2013||Geoff Grifiths|
|Wednesday February 20th 2013||Steve Philpott|
|Wednesday March 6th 2013||Brian Longborne - The Railways of Lincoln|
|Wednesday March 20th 2013||Pete Sargison|
|Wednesday April 3rd 2013||Glen Williamson|
|Wednesday April 17th 2013||Ken Grainger - Cheshire Lines|
|Wednesday May 1st 2013||THE ANDY DOLBY MEMORIAL SLIDE COMPETITION|
|Wednesday May 15th 2013||Tony Caddick - Farewell to Blackpool trams and the rest|
|Wednesday June 5th 2013||Trevor Evans|
|Wednesday June 19th 2013||John Law - Railways around Grimsby & Cleethorpes|
|Wednesday June 26th 2013||Annual Visit to Barrow Hill. Meet at Barrow Hill 18.30 for 18.45 tour. £6.00 per person. Advise any Committee member to book a place.|
|Wednesday July 3rd 2013||Andy Barclay - The slides of the late Peter Fox (to be confirmed)|
|Wednesday July 17th||Graham Lightfoot - 4 Rivers|
|Wednesday August 7th 2013||Peter Marsh|
|Wednesday August 21st 2013||Digital Slide Night|
|Wednesday September 4th 2013||Derek Porter|
|Wednesday September 18th||Robin Patrick|
|Wednesday October 2nd 2013||PENNINE SLIDE COMPETITION|
|Wednesday October 16th 2013||TBA|
|Wednesday November 6th 2013||Les Nixon|
|Wednesday November 20th 2013||Rhys Jones|
|Thursday November 28th 2013||PENNINE SHIELD - ROUND 1 at DORE LOCO SOCIETY|
|Wednesday December 4th 2013||PENNINE SHIELD - ROUND 2 at THE SALUTATION|
|Wednesday December 18th 2013||Digital Slide Competition|
Thank you for your interest