PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY
Wednesday 5th December 2018
PENNINE SHIELD - FINAL
Winner of the 2018 David Bladen Non Steam Image
68007 "Valiant" at North Queensferry 24.08.2018 with 2G13 1709 Edinburgh/Glen Rothes.
Photo by Rhys Jones
Winner of the 2018 David Bladen Steam
45690 "Leander" with Grange-over-Sands in the background.24.03.2018
with 1Z87 1406 Carlisle/Euston. (as far as Carnforth)
Photo by Rhys Jones
Winner of the 2017 David Bladen Digital Non Steam Image Competition
ZSSK (Slovak State Railways) 350.02 seen near Strba on th main East/West
route across Slovakia with train R606 10.08 Kosice - Bratislava on 1st May 2017
These busy trains load up to 13 coaches as shown.
Photo by Robert Pritchard
Winner of 2017 David Bladen Digital Steam Image Competition 2017
"Jubilee" No.45690 "Leander" at Edge Hill Cutting.
Photo by Rhys Jones
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Pennine Railway Society meetings now shown on "The Railway Magazine" and "Railway Herald" Meetings pages.
The Pennine Railway Society
was formed by a group of enthusiasts from across
formation in 1974, 44 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 44 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!!
If you are interested in
joining The Pennine Railway Society please pick up 18 Foxglove
Close, Blaxton DN9 3PR
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
18 Foxglove Close, Blaxton DN9 3PRTel 01302 771457
or email email@example.com
Railway Society celebrates over 40 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: 07976 633517
Telephone: 01142 372809
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 180 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 2018 and includes all magazines. For membership details or further information on the Society please contact our Membership Secretary, Tony Caddick at 18 Foxglove Close, Blaxton, Doncaster (Telephone01302 771457) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming Events 2018
Meetings commence at
20.00hrs at "Club 39" in College Road, Doncaster, DN1 3JH.
Click for Club 39 information
|Wednesday 4th April 2018||Glenn Williamson - Slide Presentation "UK versus USA"|
|Wednesday18th April 2018||Andy Barclay - Slide Presentation "More of the late Peter Fox"|
|Wednesday 2nd May 2018||Graeme Wade - Yet More Wades Wanderings - Digital Presentation|
|Wednesday 16th May 2018||
Paul Chancellor -
"A digital presentation of "A 7th Colour Rail Journey"
|Wednesday 6th June 2018||Roger Butcher - "Gone but not forgotten"|
|Wednesday 20th June 2018||
Pete Sargieson -
"Diesel & Electric Miscellanea 1960's to 1980's
|Wednesday 27th June 2018||Visit to Barrow Hill Roundhouse. 18.30 for 1845 start|
|Wednesday 4th July 2018||John Law "St. Pancras to Leeds"|
|Wednesday 18th July 2018||
Joe Wray - "Early 70's Before and After
|Wednesday 1st August 2018||Andy Barclay - "More from Andy Barclay"|
|Wednesday 15th August 2018||
Ken Grainger "The Up
|Wednesday 5th September 2018||
Robin Patrick - "Photographic Travels in
|Wednesday 19th September 2018||David Bladen Digital Image Competition|
|Wednesday 3rd October 2018||Steve Armitage - "Doncaster to Grantham"|
|Wednesday 17th October 2018||Chris Theaker|
|Wednesday 7th November 2018||Les Nixon - "55 Years of Railway Preservation"|
|Wednesday 21st November 2018||Rhys Jones - "When I shout diesel get ready to run"|
|Wednesday 28th November 2018||PENNINE SHIELD Round 1 at Club 39|
|Wednesday 5th December 2018||PENNINE SHIELD Final|
|Wednesday 19th December 2018||Members Digital Images|
|Wednesday 2nd January 2019||Members Slides|
|Wednesday 16th January 2019||Gerry Dickinson - "A Suffolk Railwayman goes North via London"|
|Wednesday 23rd January 2019||Annual General Meeting - Start 1930 (Followed by a short slide presentation)|
|Wednesday 6th February 2019||Enid Vincent and Phil Lockwood -"Diverted! Wakefield to Leeds via Huddersfield, Barnsley and Castleford"|
|Wednesday 20th February 2019||John Zabernik - "125 Group"|
|Wednesday 6th March 2019||Nick Beilby - "The Un-Professional Spotter"|
|Wednesday 20th March 2019||Rob Hay|
|Wednesday 3rd April 2019||Glyn Gossan|
Thank you for your interest