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.
The 2019/20 season of meetings starts in September as listed below. Offers to present shows either in London or Stafford are always welcome. If you can help please contact Adrian Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07774 859871 to discuss. Both digital and slide presentations are equally acceptable
Thursday 12th September: Robin Gibbons Locomotives of China - the Foreign Steam Locos. A digital presentation. Robin’s previous visit concentrated on China’s most numerous steam locomotive in all its nuances, the standard QJ mixed traffic 2-10-2. This time attention turns to the wide variety of motive power that were imported up until the middle of the 20th Century.
Thursday 10th October: Nick Lera Skyliner Swansong and other Turkish Delights, 1978-2002. A film and video presentation featuring these impressive American built 2-10-0s as well as well as a variety of other classes of loco mainly built in Germany.
Thursday 14th November: David Mitchell Central Africa Slides from steam days in a variety of countries including old favourites such as Kenya and Tanzania but also seldom visited countries such as Angola and Nigeria.
Thursday 12th December: Trevor Owen Spot the spot! The late Trevor Owen’s excellent photography will be familar to many enthusiasts. However some of the locations and dates of his foreign slides are not well documented. Colourrail who now have custody of these are seekSubject ing our help in identifying them. An evening of superb slides is promised and for once interruptions are definitely welcome!
Thursday 10th January: Peter Robins Steam Variety in Northern China.
Thursday 13th February: Jim Livesy A month in South America A 35mm slide show.
Thursday 12th March: James Waite A digital presentation - subject to be confirmed
Tuesday 14th April (date change because of Easter): Tony Bowles Steam operations around Europe in the 1970s and 1980s A digitized cine production.
Thursday 14th May: Mike Swift In Search of Big Steam in Spain A 1963 tour in south and central Spain.
Thursday 11th June: TBA
Thursday 9th July: Mike Bunn The Railways of Northern France A digital presentation featuring archive material from the steam era as well as the modern day scene and preserved railways.