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This site was last updated on Monday, 21/07/2014
The Members' Area was last updated on Thursday, 17/07/2014:
 

 
Exhibitions
 

To find out where SRC layouts, as well as layouts owned by SRC Members, are booked to appear CLICK HERE.

If you don't care (and why on earth should you?), then DON'T CLICK HERE.

 
SRC layouts will be at forthcoming exhibitions as follows:
06/09/2014 - 07/09/2014
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18/10/2014 - 19/10/2014
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15/11/2014 - 16/11/2014
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07/11/2015
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For more information on exhibition appearances, click here.
 

 
SRC members' layouts will be at forthcoming exhibitions as follows:
26/07/2014 - 27/07/2014
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06/09/2014 - 07/09/2014
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20/09/2014 - 21/09/2014
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04/10/2014
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11/10/2014
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18/10/2014
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18/10/2014
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01/11/2014
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15/11/2014 - 16/11/2014
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15/11/2014 - 16/11/2014
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15/11/2014 - 16/11/2014
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22/11/2014 - 23/11/2014
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11/01/2015
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21/02/2015 - 22/02/2015
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07/03/2015 - 08/03/2015
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21/03/2015 - 22/03/2015
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09/05/2015 - 10/05/2015
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09/05/2015 - 10/05/2015
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16/05/2015
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06/06/2015 - 07/06/2015
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12/09/2015 - 13/09/2015
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10/10/2015 - 11/10/2015
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23/04/2016 - 24/04/2016
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For more information on exhibition appearances, click here.
 

 
Membership
 

If, despite what you find on this website, you find yourself strangely drawn towards membership, CLICK HERE to get to the Membership page.

 
SRC Meetings
 

The club meets on Tuesday and Friday evenings. You are warmly invited to come along and spend an evening with us to find out for yourself about the club's activities and layouts.
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For further information, please contact one of the following by telephone:

Colin Hill:

01785 211992
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Terry Robinson:
01785 816666
 
Contact Webmaster
 

Some people are so sufficiently disturbed that they wish to contact the Webmaster. If counselling fails and the urge continues, you can contact the Webmaster by email if you click here. On the other hand, further counselling is a better option.

 
Board
 

Believe it or not, there are some people who are actually responsible for all of this. In fact, most of them have not yet been locked up.
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The names of the members of the Circle's Board are available if you CLICK HERE.
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(NOTE: Some people think that if you don't click here, the Board will go away. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Like the poor, the Board is always with us.)

 
Other Organisations
 

The Stafford Railway Circle was established in 1957 and is a member of the following organisations:
bullet The Stafford District Arts Council
bullet Chiltern Model Railway Association
bullet The Stafford Borough Heritage Association

So there.

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Bachmann, Peco, Dapol, Hornby,
Expo Tools
Sets, locos, rolling stock, track, accessories, scenery, paints, brushes, tools...
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01785 247883

Birmingham to be HS2 HQ

The headquarters for the construction of Phase 1 of HS2 is to be based in Birmingham. The move is expected to mean that up to 1,500 people will be employed in the city when the new HQ opens next year.

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Crossrail

Trevor's travels

Trevor Binnersley paid a visit to Tyseley Loco Works on Saturday 5th July and took some photographs.

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Crossrail

Crossrail operator named

Transport for London has announced its intention to award the concession to operate Crossrail services to MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited. The £1.4 billion contract will be for eight years, with an option to extend to ten years.

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Virgin

Shrewsbury Virgin

Virgin Trains engineers have travelled to Shrewsbury to ensure the railway station and its approaches are suitable for when a direct rail link between the town and London becomes a reality. Wearing hard hats and florescent tabards, the team inspected the platforms and measured the distances between the platform and the track.

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Railfreight

Railfeight breaches green belt

Planning permission for a new railfreight terminal on the Midland Main Line has been granted by the Government after an appeal, but the news has been greeted with dismay in the local area.

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Dawlish

Dawlish avoiding line report

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the DfT is about to publish a report which examines an alternative route to the far south west avoiding the vulnerable sea wall at Dawlish in south Devon.

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Railway Picture

Windows 38

No, not a new Microsoft operating system (though Heaven knows we could do with one that actually worked). These words relate to the latest collection of photographs kindly provided by James Windows...

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Snow Hill

Growth Fund benefits railways

Rail and Metro developments in several parts of England are among the principal beneficiaries of Local Growth Fund deals announced by the government on 7 July.

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Blythe Bridge Betty and the day that will live in infamy

The Webmaster awoke with a heavy heart on Monday 7 July. Management had indicated, in a last minute diktat the night before, that a train journey would be necessary on the morrow because the summer solstice had passed.

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Spires Poad

Spires at the heart of Perth

Some time ago the Lord & Master of Spires Road (LMSR) invited me to help run said layout at the Perth Model Railway Exhibition on 28/29 June.  I cannot remember the exact wording of the invitation but do remember it concluded with the words “…OR ELSE!!” so I gladly accepted.

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passengers

Rail travel grows 4% per annum

New data from the Rail Delivery Group has revealed that people in Britain are now travelling by train as much as the Germans, and more than either the French or Dutch. The average British person is now using a train 24 times a year, compared with 17 in France and 19 in the Netherlands.

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c2c

National Express retains franchise

National Express Group has won a new 15-year franchise to operate Essex Thameside, which is currently branded c2c. The company said it was 'delighted'.

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Steam Specials

 

 

Steam Specials

 

Here we go again! This time with the schedule for July 2014.

 

Getting a bit busy!

Get the latest updates from here.

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