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In order to streamline our committee a reshuffle of duties has taken place recently with Robin Skinner taking- over full control of all bookings, Tom Helliwell switching to Membership Secretary and Jon Davis concentrating solely on the job of Magazine Editor. NEW STATION A new railway station at the IBM (UK) Ltd.

Please remember these changes when contacting the Society. Spango Valley plant near Greenock was opened recently. between Port Glasgow and Wemyss Bay, It is the first new station in Scotland since Branchton was opened on the came line in 1967.

May the Royal Train left Euston carrying HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to Aberdeen.

The train consisted of 10 coaches and Class 37 electric locomotive 87006 "CITY OF GLASGOW". The departure from Euston was 23-25 and arrival time at Crewe was 02-07 where the Euston train crew were relieved by a Crewe driver.

Please remember-all bookings to Robin Skinner FUTURE EVENTS Tue.13th. July - Social evening at the Masons Arms Doncaster 19-30. Cost of the children's ticket will be 40p and the offer will be valid from Sunday 18th. MUNGO 47704 - DUNEDIN 47705 - LOTHIAN 47706 - STRATHCLYDE 47707 - HOLYROOD 47708 - WAVERLEY 47709 - THE LORD PROVOST 47710 - SIR WALTER SCOT Class 17/7's 4771/712 had been allocated the names "WILLIAM WALLACE" and 'PRINCE CHARLES EDWARD" respectively but it is now planned to launch a public competition to find names.

June - Social evening at the 'Grapes Hotel' Sheffield-19-45. June until Saturday 9th, September, SCOTTISH ENGINES TO BE NAMED Class 47/7 locomotives which will eventually work the Edinburgh-Glasgow via Falkirk service will be named as follows:- 47701 - ST. Locomotives to be converted to Class 47/7 will be taken from the series 47493-47555.

The PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY is to have a stand at the Doncaster Works Open Weekend on June 17/18th. Class 47, No.47460 has been unofficially named "GREAT EASTERN" by men at Stratford MPD. Major achievements in 1977 were as follows:- PASSENGERS-more people travelled by train In 1977 with passenger volume up by 3% over the year.

The stand will be part of the Rail Mart exhibition in the Paint Shop. Aug, - Branch Line Tour from Doncaster and to include riding over the South Yorkshire Joint Railway and the LD&EC line. It is doubted whether a nameplate is carried on both sides of the locomotive or whether the locomotive will carry the plate permanently. SAFETY -for the second year running in over 700 million passenger journeys not a single passenger was killed In a train accident.

Meetings are held in a private room and members children are welcome to attend, POTTED RAILWAY HISTORIES No2-THE NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY Based in the traditional home of English railways the North Eastern was the fourth largest of th major pregrouping companies.

The men travelled on the Keighley&Worth Valley Railway to Oxenhope where the engine is awaiting a boiler inspection in luxurious Pullman coaches equipped with everything down to a portable TV. A meal and all refreshments were provided free for the men. From London alone more than 170 extra trains will be arranged to give a 10 minute interval service between Euston and Birmingham International between 08-00 and 11-00,and a 15 minute interval service between 11-00 and 13-00 on Mondays to Saturdays, and a 15 minute interval service will run on Sundays.

Many other extra trains will also be run from other major cities throughout the country. May the following services on the East Coast Main Line have become High Speed Train workings.

The engine will be turned on the Ministry of Defence loop and leave Sellafield at 16-05, Eastern Region trains hauled by 92220 "EVENING STAR" or 4771 "GREEN ARROW'" will run on a York to York circular tour via-Knaresborough-Harrogate-Leeds and Church Fenton. June until 3rd, September inclusive and depart from York at 09-55 and 13-45. The PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY Is hoping to get seats on the Gainsborough Model Railway Society excursion on Saturday 16th, Sept, which is diesel hauled from Peterborough-Lincoln-Doncaster to Leeds. Phil's job as a postman allows him most of the day free and he is often to be seen at Sheffield Midland station on his travels to such places as Leicester. Seems he supports the railway in a big way as well as speedway.

Sept - Social evening at the Masons Arms, Doncaster 19-30 Erie Slater-A selection of cine-films. Sept-Social evening at the Grapes Hotel, Sheffield 19-45. On LMR "THE CUMBRIAN COAST EXPRESS" formed of Mk1 F0s will operate every Tuesday-between June 27August 29th.inclusive from Blackpool North (10-05) to Carnforth where 4472 "FLYING SCOTSMAN" or 4498 "SIR NIGEL GRESLEY" will be attached to depart 11-24 to Sellafield. As well as supporting his home town club both home and away he travels by rail every Monday to see his idol John Davis riding at Reading.