This page gives details of societies which have ceased to exist, such as the Railway Club
Locomotivemen's Craft Guild.
Loco. Mag. Rly Carr.
Wagon Rev., 1932, 38, 75.
On 27 February Dr. J.N. Long, to lecture on the Heavy Oil Engine and on 5 March F. Hargreaves, assistant chemist at Ashford Works, S. Ry., to read a paper entitled How Locomotive Parts Break. The lectures were held at the Borough Polytechnic Institute, starting at 7 p.m.
Ian Carter British railway enthusiam p. 59 noted that the Railway Club opened its membership list in 1909; sought to bridge amateur and professional railway life-worlds, and was modelled on staid gentlemen's clubs like the Reform and the Athenaeum or Bertie Wooster's very un-staid Drones, but occupied two rooms over an Italian restaurant in Holborn rather than a mansion in St James's, Roger Kidner remembered a purely amateur and very cliquey organisation, where one needed the Secretary's imprimatur to gain election and then to escape expulsion. Ottley records some of its papers: rreports of meetings appeared in the Locomotove Magazine