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 current season of meetings continues as listed below. Offers to present shows either in London or Stafford are always welcome. If you can help please contact Adrian Palmer at email@example.com or 07774 859871 to discuss. Both digital and slide presentations are equally acceptable
Thursday 13th June: Simon Colbeck Great Western by Broad Gauge. A digital presentation. The island railways of Sri Lanka featuring steam and diesel traction during the last ten years.
This meeting will also feature our annual book sale - 50% off the marked price of every single book. Come early to secure your bargains!
Thursday 20th June: Annual narrow gauge outing. After the success of our previous visits we are returning to Bredgar in the North Downs near Sittingbourne for an afternoon visit . This time they have kindly agreed to steam 3 locos for our visit and we have also arranged a complimentary charabanc connection from Sittingbourne for those without their own transport. Cost is £15 which includes light refreshments. Click here for full details.
Thursday 11th July: Several presenters These are the days! A return of the ‘Those were the days’ feature from an earlier era. A variety of slide and digital presentations, ancient and modern. Expect to see a number of presenters showing Mexico, USA, India and more.
This is the last London show of the season - after the traditional summer break in August meetings restart in September.
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.
November onwards - speakers and subjects to be finalised - offers to present very welcome!