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Events:

This page lists locations where either ICRS is organising Member only visits, attending Preservation Railway Galas with our sales stand or similarly attending Open Days organised by Railway Operating Companies to sell our books and attract new members. Recent (post 2009) Member only visits and Open Days are also listed.

The info and dates provided below should be the very latest (as long as I remember to update them) and may be different from TRACKS.

To find out more about our events please email events@intercityrailwaysociety.org

STOP PRESS: Visits have re-started and we have been able to squeeze in a few visits for remainder of 2021

Reports of events featured in TRACKS can be accessed by clicking the date links but
please note this does not include that the last 12 months issues.

ICRS Member Only Visits:
Ideally you should be double vaccinated for Covid

Spaces still available to book shown in brackets (xx) where limited numbers.

* Where payment is required up front this is to help streamline the start of the visit and prevent handling of cash in these Covid times. Details TBC but those booked will be notified as to procedure.

Members can book by email to anthw884@gmail.com but you must provide your membership number and a contact telephone number plus email if possible. No booking will be taken if there are no contact details. As volunteers, neither Tony or any other visit organiser will have time to chase you up if you fail to provide details. No bookings can be accepted by letter. Do not book if you cannot definitely attend, especially for visits with limited places.

WCR Carnforth: Max 30 places per visit, but the min is 20. Sat 16th Oct 2021 (FULL)
Reserve list now in operation in case of last min cancellation or for future visits
Cost £25 payable on the day (please bring exact money). Duration 3 hours. Hi-viz, hard hat / bump cap also required of which the latter (£10) along with hi-viz (£5) can be obtained from Trevor Roots on the day but please let Trevor know in advance if possible. Similarly let Trevor know if you want Society books / sundries as these will be available to purchase.
Entry will be at the main access off Jesson Way, Crag Bank which is off A6 1 mile south of station. Start is 10.30 but meet in the station car park no later than 09.50 where money collected, attendee list checked off and sundries sold if needs be. Then we can all convoy down together around at 10.15 and be ready to go. Those without vehicles will be ferried down to the entrance.
All photos taken are for private use ONLY, no public display either online, in magazines or via social media

These are the first visits WCR have allowed since January 2020 due to Covid.So without wishing to be patronising, if you feel ill or have any concerns about your health in the days before the visit, then we ask that you do not attend but please let Tony know asap so he can fill the space. If you have health or travel problems on the day prior to the visit contact Trevor Roots by tel.

The list below is for information only, particularly for new members and shows what was held in late 2021

FL Crewe Basford Hall: Max places unlimited.

The list below is for information only, particularly for new members and shows what was planned in 2020 but cancelled. Hopefully similar events can be arranged in 2022. As soon as we can organise any visits you will get the chance to register interest or book.

Hope Cement Works: Max 10 places per visit
Cost £10. Start 10.00, duration 2 hours. Full PPE orange safety gear must be worn. Long sleeved top, trousers / overtrousers, safety glasses, cut 3 gloves & hard hat

Wishaw (Goodmans Yard): Max 30 places.
Start 11.00. Though many have visited here independently we have arranged a visit with Andrew Goodman, RSS Manager.

Andrew Briddon Collection, Darley Dale: Max 30 places.
Start 10.30. Cost £15 including cab rides in one of his shunters.

Appleby Frodingham / Scunthorpe: Max 40 places.
Cost £15. Duration 6 hours. Arrive 09.45 for 10.00 start from Frodingham platform, Brigg Road (A1029). Visit to preservation shed included where refreshments will be available. No Hi-viz required

Eastleigh Works: visits are no longer possible at present, but hopefully in 2022

The following are locations that have lapsed during 2020/21

Long Marston: due to the change of lease visits are no longer possible, but maybe in the future.

Merehead & Whatley Quarries: due to the retirement of the volunteer coordinator visits are no longer possible

Preservation Railway Galas (attending with sales stand)

Nothing planned.

Open Days (Railway Operating Companies)

DRS Open Day, Crewe 18th July 2020 & 2021: CANCELLED Next event in 2022, most probably Crewe

Other Events

Nothing planned

Events: Past

ICRS Member Only Visits

West Coast (South) Control and New Street PSB, Saturday 28th April 2011 (May 2011)

Freightliner, Crewe Basford Hall Yard, Saturday 27th October 2012 (Dec 2011)

Eastleigh Works, Saturday 15th March 2012 (Apr 2012)

Nene Valley Railway (AGM), Saturday 13th April 2013 (May 2013)

DRS Crewe Gresty Bridge Depot, Saturday 13th July 2013 (Aug 2013)

Eastleigh Works 40th Anniversary Finale Event, Saturday 7th September 2013 (Oct 2013) (stock list)

Freightliner, Crewe Basford Hall Yard (AGM), Saturday 26th April 2014 (May 2014)

Eastleigh Works, Saturday 7th June 2014 (Jul 2014) (stock list)

DRS Crewe Gresty Bridge Depot, Saturday 18th October 2014 (Nov 2014)

Eastleigh Works, Saturday 15th November 2014 (Dec 2014)

Eastleigh Works (AGM), Saturday 21st March 2015 (Apr 2015) (stock list)

DRS Crewe Gresty Bridge Depot, Saturday 2nd May 2015 (Jun 2015)

Eastleigh Works, Saturday 6th June 2015 (Jul 2015)

Eastleigh Works, Saturday 25th July 2015 (Aug 2015)

DRS Crewe Gresty Bridge Depot, Saturday 28th November 2015 (Dec 2015)

Freightliner, Crewe Basford Hall Yard (AGM), Saturday 12th December 2015 (Jan 2016)

Eastleigh Works, Saturday 5th March 2016 (Apr 2016)

Locomotion, Shildon (AGM), Saturday 9th April 2016 (May 2016)

Eastleigh Works, Saturday 4th June 2016 (Jul 2016)

Freightliner, Crewe Basford Hall Yard (AGM), Saturday 8th April 2017 (May 2017)

Long Marston, Saturday 10th June 2017 (Jul/Aug 2017) (stock list) (site plan) (aerial photo)

Eastleigh Works, Saturday 9th September 2017 (Sep/Oct 2017)

ELR, Saturday 10th March 2018 (Spring 2018) (stock list) (numerical stock list)

Freightliner, Crewe Basford Hall Yard (AGM), Saturday 21st April 2018 (stock list)

Long Marston, Saturday 9th June 2018 (Jul/Aug 2018) (site plan)

WCR Carnforth, Saturday 11th August 2018 (no report permitted) (stock list available on request, Members only)

Eastleigh Works, Saturday 8th September 2018 (Oct 2018)

WCR Carnforth, Saturday 13th October 2018 (no report permitted)

WCR Carnforth, Saturday 26th January 2019 (no report permitted) (stock list available on request, Members only)

WCR Carnforth, Saturday 11th May 2019 (no report permitted) (stock list available on request, Members only)

Freightliner, Crewe Basford Hall Yard (AGM), Saturday 6th April 2019 (May 2019)

Long Marston, Saturday 15th June 2019 (Jul 2019)

WCR Carnforth, Saturday 10th August 2019 (no report permitted)

Eastleigh Works, Saturday 14th September 2019 (Oct 2019)

Freightliner, Crewe Basford Hall Yard, Saturday 5th October 2019 (Oct 2019)

WCR Carnforth, Saturday 25th January 2020 (no report permitted) (stock list available on request, Members only)

WCR Carnforth, Saturday 11th September 2021 (no report permitted) (stock list available on request, Members only)

Freightliner, Crewe Basford Hall Yard, Saturday 2nd October 2021

Open Days (Railway Operating Companies)

DRS, Carlisle Kingmoor Depot, Saturday 11th July 2009 (Sep 2008)

Eastleigh Works 100, 23rd-25th May 2009 (Jun 2009) (Jul 2009)

DRS, Crewe Gresty Bridge Depot, Saturday 10th July 2010 (Aug 2010)

DRS, Carlisle Kingmoor Depot, Saturday 16th July 2011 (Aug 2011)

DRS, Crewe Gresty Bridge Depot , Saturday 18th August 2012 (Sep 2012)

DRS, Carlisle Kingmoor Depot, Saturday 17th August 2013 (Sep 2013)

DRS, Crewe Gresty Bridge Depot , Saturday 19th July 2014 (Aug 2014)

Derby Etches Park 175th Anniversary, Saturday 13th September 2014 (Oct 2014)

DRS, Carlisle Kingmoor Depot, Saturday 18th July 2015 (Aug 2015)

Bristol St Philips Marsh, Monday 4th May 2016 (Jun 2016)

DRS, Crewe Gresty Bridge Depot , Saturday 23rd July 2016 (Aug 2016)

DRS, Carlisle Kingmoor Depot, Saturday 22nd July 2017 (Jul/Aug 2017)

OOC111, Saturday 2nd September 2017 (Sep/Oct 2017)

DRS, Crewe Gresty Bridge Depot, Saturday 21st July 2018 (Jul/Aug 2018)

LSL, Crewe, Saturday 8th June 2019

DRS, Carlisle Kingmoor Depot, Saturday 20th July 2019

 

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