Bradford Railway Circle 

Circle Diary

Meetings are held at
Sedbergh Comunity centre Huddersfield Road, Odsal, BRADFORD BD6 1DJ
(Next entrance past the Fire Station. Parking limited) 
Please note, we will not have access to the meeting room until after 7:10pm to allow for the previous occupant to clear up after they finish at 7:00pm. The meeting start time remains unchanged at 7:30pm. If you happen to arrive before 7:10 please will you wait in the car park or in the hallway - we actually hire the room from 7;30 and do not wish to do anything which may result in the loss of the "goodwill" early access. Thank you.

Jan 3rd  Crewe to Carlisle Return  Steve Fort
Jan 17th  40 years back  John Holroyd
Jan 31st  Fire up the Pentax  Steve Batty
Feb 14th  Cold Wednesdays The Restoration of the Last Leeds Horse Tram  Jamie Guest
Feb 28th  A selection of Scanned Slides  John Whiteley
Mar 14th  Bradford City Transport in the 1960s  Ian Dougill
Mar 28th  Update on the transformation of the Railways of the North  Stuart Baker
Apr 11th  Railways of the Jungfrau Region  Robert Clarke
Apr 25th  Mixture No4  Dorothy Burrows
May 9th  LB&SCR to the Seaside in West Sussex  Rev Tony Newnham
May 23rd  Railways & Tramways of the Yorkshire Dales Quarries And Mines (Part 2)  Stewart Liles
Jun 6th  1980  Robin Lush
Jun 20th  The LMS Jubilee 4-6-0 A Celebration of “Second Rank” Power! Dave Peel  
Jul 4th  Railways around the Midlands in the 1970s  John Bromfield
Jul 18th  Normanton, Crewe of the Coalfields  Allan Dawson
Aug 1st  The Cromford & High Peak Railway  John Evans
Aug 15th  Looking Back  Bill Jagger
Aug 29th  Railway Travels  David Wilkinson
Sep 12th  Sixty Years of Mystery Colour  Gavin Morrison
Sep 26th  BR Class 91  Paul Corrie
Oct 10th  Irish Railways Today  Julian Halstead
Oct 24th  TBA  Jim Livesey
Nov 7th  Photography Competition  Tom Ickringill
Nov 21st  50 Years Back  John Holroyd
Dec 5th  73rd AGM followed by Members Night  
Dec 19th  African Travels Of Wadey  Eddie Lumb
2017
Jan 4th My Australasian Trip Keith Preston
Jan 18th West Highland Sleeper Julian Halstead
Feb 1st What Might Have Been? Jamie Guest
Feb. 15th "Sir Thomas Bouch - Hero? Villain?  Or Bad PR? Bill Jagger
Mar.1st Vintage Trip from South to West Yorkshire. Dr Les Nixon
Mar. 15th 70s and 80s A Bit of This and a bit of That. Paul Corrie
Mar 29th Here and There Dorothy Burrows
Apr 12th A Railway Quiz. John Holroyd
Apr 26th Australia Chris Taylor
May 10th Great Northern Outposts vol. 2 The Halifax Thornton & Keighley Railway Jan Rapacz and Alan Whitaker
May 24th Railways - Social History and the Rural Railway. Rob Shorland Ball
Jun 7th Welsh Steam in the 1950s John Carter
Jun 21st Modernisation Plan, Diesels at Work Howard Bolton
Jul 5th 1986 BR and Preserved Railways John Bromfield
Jul 19th Railways of the Great War Colin Hatton
Aug 2nd Yorksksire Dales Quarry Railways and Tramways Stuart Liles
Aug 16th Digital Images from outside Britain 2013 - 2017 Peter Holden
Aug 30th Members Night - when you are all invited to bring something to entertain / interest us. Suggestions are digital images, slides, photo prints, railway relics and ephemera or a brief talk. Presentations can be any length but with a minimum of 30 seconds and a maximum of 10 minutes please. Relics and ephemera can be put out on the tables but as ever are at your own risk.  
Sep 13th "Run VT un-edited Jim Bennett
Sep 27th Yorkshire, USA & SA Mike Swift
Oct 11th Forty & Fifty Years Back John Holroyd
Oct 25th Excursions from Bradford Roger Hepworth
Nov 8th Mind the Gap. (London Underground) Jason Cross
Nov 22nd Train Songs Spencer Vine
Dec 6th 72nd AGM, followered by Members Night.  
Dec 20th Looking Back. Bill Jagger
2016
Jan 6th Aire Valley Rail User's Group Keith Preston
Jan 20th BR Blue. Julian Halstead
Feb 3rd. A Railway Quiz Peter Holden
Feb. 17th. The Class 40 Preservation Society. Martin Butterworth
Mar.2nd. The Middleton Railway. Ian Dobson
Mar.16th. The First Five Years of Digital Photography. Alan Ward
Mar.30th. A Continental Compilation. John Holroyd
Apr. 13th. Decapods, Giesls and Albatross. Stuart Lindsey
Apr. 27th. The years of 2008 & 2009'What I Photographed Robin Patrick
May. 11th. A History of Eastleigh Locomotive Works. Colin Boocock
May 25th. The Deltic Preservation Society. Richard Walsh
Jun 8th. From ICI to BRB Chairman- 42 years on the Railway.
(But NOT Beeching!)
Stuart Baker,
Jun 22nd. Scottish Railway Miscellany 1978-1981. John Bromfield
Jul 6th. Tourist Trains of Ecuador & Peru. David Peel
Jul. 20th. Looking Back I Enjoyed It. Bill Jagger
Aug.3rd. Great Northern Outposts Volume 1 Alan Whitaker and Jan Rapacz
Aug.17th. Pioneer Line, Midland 1907 Electrification to Morecambe Jamie Guest
Aug 31th. A Swiss Mixture. Philip Lockwood
Sep.14th. RCTS Railtours from the late 1950's to the present day Gavin Morrison
Sep 28th Steaming Around the UK. David Tillotson
Oct 12th. Run VT (unedited) Jim Bennett
Oct.26th. Forty & Fifty Years Back. John Holroyd
Nov.9th. Photography Competition. Tom Ickringill
Nov.23rd. London Underground. David Wilkinson
Dec 7th. 71st AGM, followed by Member’s Night.
Dec. 21st Wandering with Wadey Eddie Lumb

Previous Archive

2015
Jan.7th   Big 4 Steam to BR Steam by John Whiteley
Jan 21st   CANCELED DUE TO SNOW rescheduled for Feb 4th
Feb 4th   Recent European Travels by John Holroyd
Was Mixture number 2 by Dorothy Burrows
Feb 18th   North America Revisited by Chris Davis
March 4th   Modern Traction in Recent Years by Steve Batty
March 18th   More Ramblings From An Ex Signalman by Dave Scriven
April 1st   1990s Part 3 by Peter Holden
April 15th   Wadey's Wanderings by Eddie Lumb
Apr. 29th The Route of the Master Cutler by Ken Granger
May.13th Northern Rail by Pete Myers
May 27th.UK mainline Steam (digital) by Ben Collier
Jun 10th. German and Austrian Steam 1969 by Noel Coates
Jun 24th.The Grassington Branch by Peter Huff
Jul 8th. Grand Central by Sean English  Replaced by Dorothy Burrows
Jul 22nd. Tramways of Leeds by Ian Dougill
Aug 5th.Outside Visit
Aug 19th Lost Lines to Nottingham by Simon Swain (Replaced by Peter Holden Night pictures)
Sep.2nd Steam In and Around York by Chris Nettleton.
Sep.16th Ravensthorpe Story of a Station by Mike Swift
Sep.30th The Robert Whitfield Show, UK steam 1948-1958'. Peter Berry.
Oct 14th. Still On Film, Another 200 to View     Paul Corrie
Oct.28th. 40 Years Back John Holroyd
Nov.11th. Steam and Diesel in the West Riding   Jim Livesey
Nov 25th. "Around Britain by Rail" presented by John Holroyd. Dec 9th. AGM, followed by Member’s Night
Dec 23rd. Monsoon Tours Faces & Places    Philip Lockwood

2014
Jan.8th. Colour Rail Slides 1950s 1960s. Keith Preston
Jan 22nd. A Potpourri of all Gauges. John Holroyd
 Feb 5th. Another Brighton Byway. Tony Newnham
 Feb. 19th. The Railways of Nidderdale. Chris Henderson
Mar.5th. What Are Railways For? Rob Shorland-Ball
Mar. 19th. Do You Remember? Dorothy Burrows
Apr. 2nd. Mainline Steam UK and Overseas. Dave Collier
Apr. 16th. Railways Behind The Scenes. Paul Bigland
Apr.30th. Uphill All The Way, The Snowdon Mountain Rly. Geoff Queen
LAST AT HEATON MEETING FROM HERE ON AT SEDBERGH COMMUNITY CENTRE
May14th. A Northerner Down South Part 2. David Peel
May 28th. 1975 Robin Lush
Jun 11th. The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust. Alexa Stott
Jun 25th. Old Flames – memories of a Low Moor fireman Granville Dobson (NB Change of speaker)
Jul 9th. Dave Scriven’s Rambles. Himself
Jul. 23rd. 5 Thousand Miles in Search of a Tram to Roundhay. Jamie Guest
Aug.6th. The Streamlined Trains and Mallard’s Record Run. Chris Nettleton
Aug.20th. It’s All About Us.Eddie Lumb
Sep.3rd. Outdoor Meeting
Sep.17th. Steam Everywhere – Everywhere Steam. David Tillotson.
Oct.1st. Trans Pennine and Northern England Modernisation and Electrification Stuart Baker
Oct 15th. Trains Across India. Colin Boocock
Oct.29th. Photography Competition. Tom Ickringill
Nov.12th. Thirty and Forty Years Back. John Holroyd
Nov.26th. 45 Years of Railway Photography Part 3. Les Nixon.
Dec 10th. 69th AGM, followed by Members Night;



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