PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY
It is with deep
regret that we have to report the passing away of long time Pennine
Meeting September 6th 2017
Winner of the 2016 David Bladen Digital Steam Image Competition
LMS Crab 2-6-0 No.13065 passes Burse on the East Lancashire Railway with a train for
Rawtenstall on 16.01.2016 Photo by Geoff Griffiths
Winner of the 2016 David Bladen Diesel Image Competition
60026 passes Barnetby as the sun sets with 6E82 on the 1216 Rectory Junction to Lindsey oil
refinery on 23.12.2015. This was the penultimate day of semaphore signalling in the area and
all semaphores were subsequently removed over the Christmas period. This accounts for the
large number of photographers on the Station. Photo by Geoff Griffiths
A4 Pacific 4464 'Bittern' passes through Doncaster at speed
with a return York to Kings Cross
Photo by Geoff Griffiths
Photo by Geoff Griffiths
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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" and "Railway Herald" Meetings pages.
Winner of the David Bladen
Digital Image Competition - 17/12/2014
picture by Geoff Griffiths
BR Standard Pacific 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' passes Hatfield colliery and opens up as the
signal ahead clears for the Goole line at Thorne Jn on the 28th June 2014 whilst working a
charter from Kings Cross to Scarborough via Beverley.
Winner of the Andy Dalby Memorial Slide Competition 2015
picture by Glynn Gossan
shows a Class 153 DMU at Terras Crossing on the Looe-Liskeard branch 03-09-2013
The Pennine Railway Society
was formed by a group of enthusiasts from across
formation in 1974, 43 years ago, the Society has consistently
In the first ten
Also regular meetings in the digital image competition also judged by the membership.
digital image competition also judged by the membership.There is 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.
right through its 43 year existence, has been run by a committee
Club 39, College Road, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3JH Calendar
Club 39, College Road, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3JHat 8pm. and is open to non-members, who will be assured of a friendly reception. The magazine TRANS-PENNINE
Calendaris also free to members.
Why not come along and see us sometime - I am sure you will not be disappointed!!
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Railway Society celebrates over 40 years since its formation. Why not join us and enjoy the
relaxed atmosphere and outstanding quality of
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THE CURRENT COMMITTEE OF THE PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY
Telephone: 01302 856215
Telephone: 07976 633517
Telephone: 01142 372809
Telephone: 01709 585597
Telephone: 01246 852485
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 170 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 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 as required throughout the year and any member can table an item for discussion through the Chairman.
Meetings, open to members and non-members were 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.
Special events are held during the year, including an Annual Slide Competition and a digital image competition. The first Wednesday in December is usually the evening the PENNINE plays host members of other Societies in the area to compete in a round of the PENNINE SHIELD, an annual quiz competition.
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 were happily settled in the “Sal” with its excellent surroundings and facilities until August 2016 when, due to the Sal being converted into a restaurant, we moved to Club 39.
Trips and Visits
Since 1974 the PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY has been running trips, very successfully, to all parts of British Rail for its members. Trips to workshops at Doncaster, Eastleigh, Crewe, Derby, Horwich, Swindon, Cowlairs and Wolverton were run time and again over the years when these sites were in full production. Depot visits also proved very popular with many trips combining a rail visit with a visits to several installations in that part of the country. e.g. Tyneside, Merseyside, London, Birmingham, South Wales, Scotland etc.
The most popular trips were undoubtedly the Merrymaker Excursions which sadly no longer operate. Often visits to installations 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 2017 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming Events 2017
Meetings commence at
20.00hrs at "Club 39" in College Road, Doncaster, DN1 3JH.
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|Wednesday 4th January 2017||Robert Hay - Slide Presentation|
|Wednesday 11th January 2017||
Annual General Meeting
at 19.30 prompt.
19.30-20.00 Committee Members Reports.
20.10-20.30 Members Questions/Committee Re-elections/President's address.
20.30-20.45 Break followed by:
"The slides of David Bladen" presented by Linda Bladen.
|Wednesday 18th January 2017||Glen Williamson - Slide Presentation|
|Wednesday 1st February 2017||
Phil Lockwood & Enid Vincent - "Rails to
|Wednesday 15th February 2017||
Nick Beilby - "Scarborough Turntable &
Spot 'till I drop"
|Wednesday 1st March 2017||
Steve Armitage - "Rail routes from
|Wednesday 15th March 2017||Rhys Jones - Slide Presentation|
|Wednesday 5th April 2017||
Robert Pritchard - "Years at Platform 5
|Wednesday 19th April 2017||
Keith Glossop - "When the Railway World
was Black & White"
|Wednesday 3rd May 2017||ANDY DALBY MEMORIAL SLIDE COMPETITION|
|Wednesday 17th May 2017||Martin Fisher - Slide Presentation|
|Wednesday 7th June 2017||
Brian Longbone - "Revisiting Doncaster"
|Wednesday 21st June 2017||Trefor Evans - Slide Presentation|
|Wednesday 28th June 2017||Barrow Hill Annual visit cancelled due to restoration of site|
|Wednesday 5th July 2017||John Law -"The late Les Flint" Digital Presentation|
|Wednesday 19th July 2017||John Zabernik - "Prototype HST Update" Slide Presentation|
|Wednesday 2nd August 2017||"The slides of Peter Fox" presented by Andy Barclay|
|Wednesday 16th August 2017||Geoff Griffiths - "Preservation" Digital Presentation|
|Wednesday 6th September 2017||Robin Havenhand|
|Wednesday 20th September 2017||David Bladen Digital Image Competition|
|Wednesday 4th October 2017||
Bob Gwynne - Associate Curator,
Collections & Research,
National Railway Museum.
|Wednesday 18th October 2017||
Bryan Johnson " European Holidays from
|Wednesday 1st November 2017||Glynn Gossan Slide Presentation|
|Wednesday 15th November 2017||Les Nixon - Slide Presentation|
|Wednesday 6th December 2017||PENNINE SHIELD|
|Wednesday 20th December 2017||Members Digital Images|
Thank you for your interest