The CRC meets at St.Paul’s Church Centre, Rossmore Road, Marylebone, London NW1 6NJ. This is an attractive hall which offers a comfortable environment for our meetings. It is a short walk north from Marylebone station on the west side of the line. Rossmore Road crosses over the railway at the station throat. Bus routes 139 from Waterloo to West Hampstead and 189 from Brent Cross to Oxford Circus pass the door. It is outside the congestion charge zone and parking is free after 18.30 on both single yellow lines and meters.
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month except August - doors open 18.30 for 19.15 start, and there is a small admission charge to cover the cost of hiring the hall: light refreshments are on sale from 18.30 and during the interval. A changing selection of second-hand railway books is also on sale.
Our future meetings are as follows -
Thursday 12th October: Ray Schofield Travels with David Eatwell. A traditional slide show. The late David Eatwell was a long-standing member of the CRC and published several pictorial albums of UK and foreign steam, some jointly with Ray who will be showing a selection of slides from David’s foreign travels.
Thursday 9th November: Tony Bowles On Tracks in Portugal A digital presentation. Tony is a leading member of the Restoration and Archiving Trust at Toddington and this show will feature a selection of digitised slides from a number of photographers who have contributed to the Trust’s collection. There will be some recently acquired metre gauge material but this presentation is mainly devoted to the broad gauge north of the Tagus which is where broad gauge steam lasted longest.
Thursday 14th December: Peter Lemmey South Africa-Scenic Splendour-Spectacular Steam Peter guarantees that there will be no grubby industrials in this show! Apart from his own slides he has dipped into the collections of a number of well-known photographers including Basil Roberts, Chris Gammell and John Snell . It will feature the very best of steam in its heyday on the most scenic Cape gauge main line and branches in South Africa.
Thursday 11th January: Paul Whittle Secret Siberia. A digital presentation.
Thursday 8th February:Nick Lera French Narrow Gauge. A slide and digital presentation.Peter
Thursday 8th March: Bob Quinn Metre gauge around the World. A slide show.
Thursday 12th April: Tom Wyatt Eastern Europe including Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Romania. A slide show.
Thursday 10th May: Robin Gibbons The Locomotives of China series - a venture in self-publishing. A powerpoint presentation about the standard gauge locos.
Thursday 14th June: David Thornber Sugar Mills of Negros, Phillipines, 1978-83 A digital show.
Thursday 12th July: Mike Bunn The French High Speed Rail Network A digital presentation.