Usually two per year, sometimes more, are arranged. These provide valuable opportunities for members to meet fellow enthusiasts and generally promote LNER networking.
Recent Spring / Summer meetings have included behind the scenes visits to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, LNER Coach Association workshops, NRM Search Engine and large, private LNER – based model railways. In 2008 and 2010, the Society organized successful public Symposia in York and Butterley respectively. Their Proceedings feature in our current list of publications.
2015 has seen the Society celebrating its Golden Jubilee with a Dinner and Symposium at York.
The October AGM is held at different locations around the LNER system and is usually accompanied by a LNER – related presentation.
For some time, we have had a regular group of members working to describe previously uncatalogued Doncaster and Gorton Works drawings, as a prelude to them being added to the Search Engine catalogue.
We have now established a comparable project to work on LNER and LNER-related photographs. The Dukinfield and Darlington Works negatives have been catalogued and further projects are now underway. The Society is now cataloguing the negatives of C.C.B. Herbert, a collection of over 16,000 photographs, many of which have never been published.
Details of our work with the National Railway Museum are obtainable through the Society Secretary.
The Society’s increasing collection of LNER paperwork is available for members to use.
A recent acquisition is the large drawings collection of our late President, Malcolm Crawley.
We have also acquired the papers of the late Chris Bishop, who was a leading researcher on LNER carriages.
Several of the timetables and working timetables in the Society archive are available as digital CDs – see
Publications page for further details.
We will also have our stand at the The London Festival of Railway Modelling at the Alexandra Palace, London over the weekend of 24th/25th March followed by Scalefour North over the weekend of the14th/15th April held at the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, 154 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3QX.
If any member is planning to come to one of the shows and could spare an hour or so to let one of the guys on the stand have a look around the exhibition, or ‘nip off’ for a bite to eat, please let guys on the stand know, it would be very much appreciated.