Trackside Talks – a new programme of talks held in the Learning Coach at Ingrow. Please follow the link for our Winter/Spring 2019 programme.

Away from Ingrow talks and presentations can be provided to any organisation, society or group who may be interested in our activities.

The most popular topics are:

  • Engine No 1054 and the LNWR Coal Tanks
  • 45596 Bahamas – past, present and future
  • The ‘Learning Coach’

For further information on these or other topics, please email:

In the last few years we have been invited to speak to groups such as: the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Stephenson Locomotive Society, and the Manchester Locomotive Society.

Forthcoming presentations are:

11 April 2019 – Nuneaton Railway Circle (tbc)
45596 Bahamas

Previous events:

22 September 2018 – Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society – Industrial History Section – Leeds, at 11.00.  LNWR Steam Locomotive No.1054 – the ‘Coal Tank’

21 July 2018 – LNWR Society open event at Kidderminster Railway Museum at 2.45.
Living with the Coal Tank

10 May 2018 – Locomotion – NRM at Shildon, The Bahamas Story – in conjunction with the Rail Cameramen exhibition.

13 February 2018 – National Trust, Leeds area group. St Chads Community Centre, Headingly.  Presentation on the ‘Coal Tank’.

18 November 2017 – The London & North Western Railway Society Crewe luncheon.  Presentation – ‘Living with the Coal Tank’.

15 October 2017 – The 18th Carriage Restorer’s Convention at the NRM’s Locomotion Shildon.  Presentation on the Learning Coach.

6th October 2017 – Stephenson Locomotive Society, Teeside.  Presentation on 45596 Bahamas.

22 April 2017 – London & North Western Railway Society – Researchers Day at Kenilworth.  Researching the ‘Coal Tank’.

10 September 2016 – a short presentation on 1054 for the Archive & Artifacts Study Network as part of a two-day conference.  For further information please go to the A2SN website:

7 January 2016 – Stephenson Locomotive Society, Kendal.  LNWR Coal Tank 1054.

12 May 2014 – Bolton Railway Circle.

25 April 2013: Leyland Society of Model Engineers

12 June 2013: Manchester Locomotive Society

3 August 2013: London & North Western Railway Society

10 September 2013: Abergavenny & District Steam Society

1 November 2013: RCTS; Furness, Lakes and Lune Branch

11 November 2013: Bolton Railway Circle