Meetings

Upcoming events are shown below. Past events are not displayed here. Events are ordered by soonest first.

Coronavirus and LRTA meetings
The well-being and security of our members and supporters is a priority for the Association and with this in mind the LRTA is following advice from the National Governments within the UK . Some physical meetings are now being held by some Local Areas whilst others continue with online meetings; see the list below for details. Functional Groups are holding their meetings online only or as hybrid physical/online meetings.

Members are encouraged to keep in touch and engage via our discussion groups. There is an ongoing review of the situation as Government advice is revised.

Members’ online meetings
All LRTA Members are welcome to join the Members’ online meetings that are being hosted on the Zoom platform and organised centrally. For further details of these talks and how to register, go to the Members’ Online Meetings page for details and bookings.

Future online and physical meetings following those shown below can be viewed here.

05 Mar 24

Southampton, 19.30, John Laker: tram and urban rail on ciné (LRTA/SEG)

Eastleigh Railway Institute, £3.

07 Mar 24

Brentford 14.30. Martin Jenkins: Tram & trolleybus closures 1952 & 1962 (TLRS)

London Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon lane, Brentford TW8 0EN – Contact thamesvalley@tlrs.info - £5 including refreshments

09 Mar 24

Coatbridge, 1300. 3D printing Edinburgh trams (TLRS)

Summerlee Museum, Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD - Contact scotland@tlrs.info

11 Mar 24

Leeds 19:30, John Holmes: Narrow Gauge Railways (LRTA/LTHS)

The Engine House, Middleton Railway, Moor Road, Leeds LS10 2JG Contact leeds@lrta org, Donation £1 (includes light refreshments)

16 Mar 24

Taunton 14:00. Gordon Bartlet: Transport videos from Countries Ending in A. (TLRS)

West Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Heathfield, TA2 8NE. Contact westofengland@tlrs.info. £2.00 incl. light refreshments

18 Mar 24

Merseyside 1930 for 1945. Update on Manx Electric Railway by Andrew Scarffe (TLRS)

Sefton Park Community Association, 3 Croxteth Drive, Liverpool L17 3AG Contact: merseyside@tlrs.info

19 Mar 24

London 1430, Geoff Tribe: Steam Trams / Trams on Railways (LRTA)

The Model Railway Club, Keen House, Calshot Street, London, N1 9DA. £2.00

20 Mar 24

Zoom Meeting 19.30 TBA (TLRS)

Contact: alo@tlrs.info

23 Mar 24

Garstang 14:00. Jim Saunders: Poland and Scandinavia. (TLRS)

St. Thomas’ Church Hall, Church St., Garstang, PR3 1PA. Contact via: alo@tlrs.info £2.00 incl. light refreshments.

30 Mar 24

Nottingham 1400. Ilkeston Tramways by Stephen Flinders (TLRS)

Beeston Scout Hut, Middle Street, Beeston, NG9 1GA Contact: alo@tlrs.info

02 Apr 24

Southampton, 19.30, Martyn Davies: miscellaneous railway slides (LRTA/SEG)

Eastleigh Railway Institute, £3.

04 Apr 24

Brentford 14.30. John Laker: Films – 2023 trip to Denmark, Sweden and Poland (TLRS)

London Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford TW8 0EN – Contact thamesvalley@tlrs.info - £5 including refreshments

08 Apr 24

Leeds 19:30, AGM Followed by Trams on Cine from the LTHS Archives (LRTA/LTHS)

The Engine House, Middleton Railway, Moor Road, Leeds LS10 2JG Contact leeds@lrta org, Donation £1 (includes light refreshments)

15 Apr 24

Merseyside 1500 for 1530. Afternoon of OTA images by Martin Jenkins and Charles Roberts (TLRS)

Sefton Park Community Association, 3 Croxteth Drive, Liverpool L17 3AG Contact: merseyside@tlrs.info

15 Apr 24

Merseyside 1915 for 1930. Evening of OTA images by Martin Jenkins and Charles Roberts (TLRS)

Sefton Park Community Association, 3 Croxteth Drive, Liverpool L17 3AG Contact: merseyside@tlrs.info

16 Apr 24

London 1900, Eddie Dawes: London Tramway Closures 1933 – 1940 (LRTA)

The Model Railway Club, Keen House, Calshot Street, London, N1 9DA. £2.00

20 Apr 24

Taunton 14.00, Small Scale Modelling (TLRS)

West Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Heathfield, TA2 8NE. Contact westofengland@tlrs.info. £2.00

27 Apr 24

Nottingham 1400. Tramway Museums by David Hanger (TLRS)

Beeston Scout Hut, Middle Street, Beeston, NG9 1GA Contact: alo@tlrs.info

27 Apr 24

Garstang 14:00. Exotic Tramways videos. (TLRS)

St. Thomas’ Church Hall, Church St., Garstang, PR3 1PA. Contact via: alo@tlrs.info £2.00 incl. light refreshments.

04 May 24

Blackpool 10:00-17:00. Blackpool Model Tramway Exhibition visit. (North Lancs TLRS stand)

Solaris Centre, Harrowside, New South Promenade, Blackpool, FY4 1RW. Contact via: alo@tlrs.info Entrance TBA

05 May 24

Blackpool 10:00-17:00. Blackpool Model Tramway Exhibition visit. (North Lancs TLRS stand)

Solaris Centre, Harrowside, New South Promenade, Blackpool, FY4 1RW. Contact via: alo@tlrs.info Entrance TBA

07 May 24

Southampton, 19.30, Roger Manley: digitised ciné of the Belgian Vicinal, Lisbon in 1972 plus more (LRTA/SEG)

Eastleigh Railway Institute, £3.

11 May 24

Taunton 14.00. Robert Manders: Early times with the Tyne and Wear Metro (TLRS)

West Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Heathfield, TA2 8NE. Contact westofengland@tlrs.info. £2.00

16 May 24

Lowestoft 14:00 Visit to East Anglia Transport Museum – Carlton Colville (LRTA)

Chapel Road, Carlton Colville NR33 8BL, £12 Adults & £10 OAPs. Contact eastanglia@lrta.org Suggested travel First Bus X22 , Border Bus 146.

20 May 24

Merseyside 1930 for 1945. Annual General Meeting and Models Night (TLRS)

Sefton Park Community Association, 3 Croxteth Drive, Liverpool L17 3AG Contact: merseyside@tlrs.info

21 May 24

London 1900, David Connor: Chicago Area Museums (LRTA)

The Model Railway Club, Keen House, Calshot Street, London, N1 9DA. £2.00

25 May 24

Nottingham 1400. TBA (TLRS)

Beeston Scout Hut, Middle Street, Beeston, NG9 1GA Contact: alo@tlrs.info

25 May 24

Garstang 14:00. TBA. (TLRS)

St. Thomas’ Church Hall, Church St., Garstang, PR3 1PA. Contact via: alo@tlrs.info £2.00 incl. light refreshments.