Society Speakers

We invite a speaker, many of whom are Society members, to every meeting to give an informal talk and slide presentation. Over the years we have covered a wide variety of topics on or relating to the North London Railway, which both influenced, and was influenced by, factors and organisations well beyond its 14 mile original line. The list below is a selection of speakers and topics from the last few years:

John Downing

A Journey From Broad Street to Richmond

Geoff Goslin

A Journey to Richmond

David Hanson

A Tale of Two Stations: Broad Street and Maiden Lane

Jim Connor

All Stations to Poplar

Murray Lewis

Birth and Death of the NLR

Jim Connor

Bishopsgate Goods Yard and Low Level Station

Norman Holding

Bow Works

John Downing

Broad Street to Gospel Oak

David Hanson

Chalk Farm, Primrose Hill and the Birth of the NLR

Tim Watson

Copenhagen Fields

Henry Pryer

DC Lines of the London Midland

Mike Perrins

Development of Railways at Poplar

Roger Blake (Hackney Council)

East London Line Extension

Simon Dean (LUL)

East London Line Extension

Peter Bishop

Electrification

John Redrup

Etched Model Kit Design

Henry Pryer

Farewell to Broad Street

Jim Connor

Fenchurch Street to Camden

Jim Connor

Forgotten Stations of Greater London

John Downing

Gospel Oak Station and Junction

John Downing

Hampstaed Heath Station

John Downing

James Vickery’s Slides

Peter Bishop

LNWR and NLR Electrification Before WW1

Jim Connor

London and Blackwall Railway

Alan Jackson

London Railway Scene in the 20th Century

Graham Stacey

London Steam Before 1930

Peter Groom

London Steam Locomotive Sheds in the 1960’s

John Downing

Midland Railway Traffic Over the NSWJR

Tony Osmond

Modelling the NLR

Geoff Goslin

NLR Services over the GNR

Jim Connor

North London Railway Tickets

Jim Connor

North London Stations, Dalston Junction to Kew Bridge

Ian Scotchman

Rail Tours on the North London Railway

Jem Harrison

Railway Research

Jim Connor

Railways of Bow and Poplar

Michael Robbins

Railways to Go Round London

Jim Connor

The Happy Afterthought

Jim Connor

The North London in the 1960’s

John Downing

The West Hampstead Triangle

Zenobia Tiley

Update on progress with the East London Line Extension and the former City Extension viaduct.

Jim Connor

A Photographic Journey from Broad Street to Primrose Hill

John Downing

A Brakevan Journey from Stratford to Feltham in the 1950's

Graham Stacey (LCGB)

The Ken Nunn Collection: London Steam Before 1930

David Place (tfl)

The East London Line Extension

Tim Smith (GLIAS)

Hydraulic Power on the North London Railway

Jim Connor

Towards a Corporate Image - Architecture on the North London Railway

John Manners

London Transport Steam and North Western Electrics

Peter Darley, Secretary of the Camden Railway Heritage Trust

Camden Railway Heritage and Rope Haulage on the Camden Incline

Jim Connor

The Poplar Branch "Re-visited"

Bruno Derrick (The National Archives)

TNA’s Railway Collections, with particular emphasis on North London Railway records

Peter Bishop

London's North western Electrics, Parts 3 & 4

Kate Colqhoun

Mr Briggs' Hat - A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway Murder.

John Downing

All Change on the NLR

Peter Kay

The London and Blackwall Viaductsand their widenings for NLR and LTSR Traffic

Jim Connor

Dalston Jnc to Primrose Hill – a Photographic Journey

Allan Sibley

Great Northern Railway

Charlie Connor

French Connection

Jim Connor

A Photographic Journey from Camden Road to Kew Bridge

Allan Sibley

The Great Northern Railway, Part 2

Peter Groom

London Steam Sheds in the 1950’s and 1960’s

Ray Newton

Postcards of the East End

Jim Connor

The City Extension

Allan Sibley

A London Miscellany

Bill Davies

London Railway Operating Experiences BR to Privatisation

Peter Groom

More London Steam

Wayne Asher

A VERY POLITICAL RAILWAY — The Rescue of the North London Line

Jim Connor

The North London in Steam Days

Allan Sibley

YET MORE LONDON COLOUR

John Downing

TURN RIGHT AT CRICKLEWOOD - Midland Men over the NLR

John Minnis

PHOTOGRAPHS BY DR TICE BUDDEN