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PLEASE NOTE THAT All MEETINGS WILL BE VIA AN ONLINE ZOOM PRESENTATION UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE .
17th June 2021 Nick Thompson " Southern Locomotives Ltd, Past, Present and Future" - Nick Thompson is a board member of SLL, a not-for-profit company which owns eight locomotives including Six Bulleid Pacifics. His presentation outlines the history and structure of the group, and focuses on the restoration and overhaul of the locos."

This Presentation is via ZOOM "
15th July 2021 David Pearce " Tebay on Ebay." - Tebay on Ebay is a digital dip into David's growing collection of negatives and slides acquired from various sources over a number of years. This personal show shares his affinity with railway scenes that resonate, both with an interest in photography, as well as nostalgia for scenes that were once so familiar. Most are pictures he would like to have made himself but there are many that it would never have occurred to him to compose. Some are from before his time, but most are from those impressionable years of his youth over fifty years ago when the traditional railway was rapidly disappearing. Lots of locations may be familiar but the variety of images depict the railway in varying settings and moods. The show is a personal tribute to photographers, both known and unknown, wittingly or unwittingly imaginative enough to see their subject in a wider context. It is shared as fitting recognition of their efforts in recording what has now come to be regarded as an integral part of social history.

This Presentation is via ZOOM "
19th August 2021 David Postle "Railways in Colour " - The show will start by showing some very early colour photography from the 1930s, from all the Big Four companies up to nationalisation in 1948. The countrywide theme will continue for the rest of the presentation with colour pictures from all the British Railways regions, from the north of Scotland to the south of England, including Wales, and also a small detour into Ireland, so there should be something of interest for everyone, no matter what the regional loyalties are amongst the audience. The pictures will also include the transition period in the mid to late 1960s when modern traction was becoming more common, particularly on the major routes and relegating steam traction to secondary routes and duties. The pictures in this show are of real quality (even the ones from the 1930s, which were taken on 35mm film, which makes them very special) and show a large range of subjects and locations. David might even try and find a couple from Marlow as well!

This Presentation is via ZOOM "
16th September 2021 Simon Colbeck " War and Peace " - Simon's presentation will include Steam in Bosnia and Sweden. Featuring 21st century real steam in the Bosnian coal industry and preserved steam in Sweden, including the Galve 100 celebrations with ancient Beyer Peacock's on passenger trains.

This Presentation is via ZOOM "

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