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Here is another interesting photograph from our extensive collection. Can you imagine a scene like this being permitted in today's safety-first era?
This is Nottingham Victoria in May 1968 and the participants of an SLS Railtour have left their DMU and set off to explore what remains of this once impressive station, some of them climbing on to the stacks of discarded rail in the foreground. The line on which the train is standing was used for passing freight trains until approximately the time of this photograph.
Only the clock tower remains today, forming the centrepiece of the Victoria Shopping Centre.

Harold Dudley Bowtell.

We publish a bi-monthly magazine, ‘The Mancunian’, which contains interesting and informative articles submitted mainly by members covering a variety of interests such the history of locomotives and lines, current events as well as personal reminiscences of the past. The success of this magazine is reflected by the number of ‘out of town members’ that we have and the lively correspondence it generates.
The Society is the proud owner of an extensive and varied collection of books, photographs, and archive material covering locomotives, rolling stock, architecture and signalling. In addition the library has a comprehensive collection of timetables and publications from other societies. All of these are available to members.

If you would like to join then please write (including a S.A.E.) to our Membership Secretary for more information.

MLS Membership Secretary,
26 Alcester Road,
M33 3QP

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Last update May 2015