2019 Diary

Below is the full list of this year's public running days and the society's programme of events.

Public Running Days

The public running days for 2019 are:-

Sunday 7th & 21st April

Sunday 5th & 19th May

Sunday 2nd June & 16th June

Sunday 7th & 21st July

Sunday 4th & 18th August

Sunday 1st September

Saturday September 7th - Society Gala/Public Open Day Steam locomotives running for most of the day.

Sunday 15th September

Saturday 28th September - Fundraising Day for MacMillan Nurses between 12.00hrs and 16.00hrs

We have a diesel outline locomotive running from 12:00 to 13:00 and then a steam locomotive from 13:00 until 16:00, depending on availability of the steam locomotive.

With the exception of our Gala/Open day and MacMillan day, all the above dates are subject to fair weather conditions.

2019 Full Programme of Events in Date Order

Tuesday 8th January - Paul Vidler - 'Completing the 5"gauge GW Metro tank locomotive'

Tuesday 5th February - David Scragg - 'It will be finished this year' The Foxfield Railway

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th February - Northern Association Exhibition, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham

Tuesday 5th March - Visiting speaker Steve Milns - 'Restoring a steam roller'

Tuesday 12th March - Society Annual Dinner at the Hunters Lodge

Tuesday 2nd April - Ben Jenks - 'Recollections of an Apprenticeship in Crewe Works'

Sunday 7th April - Public Running Day

Sunday 14th April - Visit by the Branch Line Society

Sunday 21st April - Public Running Day

Sunday 5th May - Public Running Day & Visit by the 2 1⁄2” Gauge Society

Tuesday 7th May - Lawrence & Daniel McLaren - 'A computer-controlled engraving machine'

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th May - Northern Model Engineering Exhibition at Doncaster Racecourse

Tuesday 14th May - Driver training session for members. 18.30 - 21.00hrs

Sunday 19th May - Public Running Day

Tuesday 21st May - Driver training session for members. 18.30 - 21.00hrs

Sunday 2nd June - Public Running Day

Tuesday 4th June - Les Riley - 'The art of drill sharpening'

Tuesday 8th June - Charity open day at the Crewe Diesel Depot

Tuesday 11th June - Driver training session for members. 18.30 - 21.00hrs

Sunday 16th June - Public Running Day & visit by a local Model Engineering Society (TBA)

Tuesday 18th June - Driver training session for members. 18.30 - 21.00hrs

Tuesday 2nd July - Club Supper and social evening

Sunday 7th July - Public Running Day

Sunday 21st July - Public Running Day

Sunday 4th August - Public Running Day & visit by a local Model Engineering Society (TBA)

Tuesday 6th August - Members work night. Bring your latest work along and have a chat

Sunday 18th August - Public Running Day

Sunday 1st September - Public Running Day

Tuesday 3rd September - Richard Camm - 'Building a 5" gauge Britannia locomotive'

Saturday 7th September - Society Gala / Public Open Day

Sunday 15th September - Public Running Day

Saturday 21st September - Visit by LNWR Society

Saturday 28th September - (Fundraising Day) for MacMillan Nurses between 12.00hrs and 16.00hrs

Tuesday 8th October - Ian Hughes - 'Progress on building a model Ferguson Tractor'

Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th October - Midland Model Exhibition at the Warwickshire Event Centre

Tuesday 5th November - Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 3rd December - Auction Night - Please bring your surplus saleable items to this entertaining evening

Friday 27th December - Christmas steam-up and get together