We plan to attend the LNWR Society’s event at Kidderminster’s SVR station on Saturday. The Society’s event is being held in the Nursery (on the right of the road to the SVR car park, opposite the station buildings). It will open at 10.00am and close at 4.30pm. One room of the building will show LNWR-related material: photographs, plans, books, models and trade stands, the other room will feature a programme of talks. These schedule for talks is:
- 10.15-11.45: Modelling LNWR Buildings and Structures – Tim Birch
- 12.00-12.40: The George the Fifth Project – Terry McMenamin – Your chance to hear about the project and have your say
- 13.00-2.30pm: Webb’s 4-Cylinder Compounds – Peter Davis
- 2.45-4.15pm: LNWR Influences Still Remaining in the Early 1950s – Ken Wood
As well as the LNWRS event, the magnificent Barrett Engineering Gauge 1 track will occupy the main concourse, and will hopefully be open to any visitors with compatible models to run on it.
It should be a really good day out, specially if combined with a trip on the SVR.
For those perhaps further north who find it too far, don’t forget the ‘Forging History: 180 years of Crewe Works’ exhibition at Crewe Heritage Centre, open at weekends from 10.00am till 3.30. There are lots of exhibits, with the LNWR Society stand and model railways in the former Crewe North signal box, a passenger-carrying miniature railway, and in the main Hall a Crewe Works themed area with our locomotive as the centre-piece. Visitors can go right up to it, it’s not fenced off, so you can examine it really closely.
The Hall also has a seating area to rest weary feet, and material for children – can they find every the Thomas the Tank Engine?
Come and enjoy the fun!