In Memoriam

We were extremely saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of the LNER Society Membership Secretary, Colin McCallum. We would like to offer our deepest sympathies to Colin’s family and friends at this difficult time.

If you are expecting a response to a membership query or renewal please bear with us.


Usually two per year, sometimes more, are arranged.   These provide valuable opportunities for members to meet fellow enthusiasts and generally promote LNER networking.

Previous 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.

The October AGM is held at different locations around the LNER system and is usually accompanied by a LNER – related presentation. Covid restrictions meant a break in in-person meetings, however the 2021 AGM was held in Grantham marking the start of a return to relative normality. 

Following our 2016 AGM, Society members visited the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust’s works to see progress in the building of class P2 locomotive “Prince of Wales”. Photos J Wray.

National Railway Museum cataloguing groups

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.

An official view of Tourist stock Buffet Car 43510 newly built at York in 1933. Courtesy NRM.


The Society’s increasing collection of LNER paperwork is available for members to use.

A major acquisition was 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.

Seabrook Collection

The LNER Society has scanned this extensive collection of carriage photographs, dating from the 1950s.


Seabrook Collection. GN/NE Joint Stock Restaurant Third E1436E, Diagram JS10.

Exhibition Attendance

The Society stand will be attending the following exhibitions:-

BRM Festival of Railway Modelling Alexandra Palace  March 18/19 2023.

York Model Railway Show 8th Apr, 9th & 10th April 2023

Various Society publications will be on sale and we will be delighted to meet you.

The first exhibition attended by the Society since the beginning of Covid was The Festival of British Railway Modelling at Doncaster Racecourse during February 2022. It was well attended and considered a success for the Society.

Updated 19-07-2023.