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photo©Graham Neve/Manchester Locomotive Society.

40 109 passes Skelton Junction signal box on its way to Glazebrook with 1Z78, "The Mancunian" Railtour on the 20th May 1978.

This tour was organised by the D1041 Preservation Society and commenced at Cardiff reaching the Greater Manchester area by way of Gloucester, Birmingham New Street, Crewe (Independent Line) and Stockport.
From there routes traversed included Ashton Moss, Newton Heath, Oldham, Rochdale, Beswick, Hyde Jct, Woodley, Stockport Tiviot Dale and on to Glazebrook. After a run along the South District Line and a visit to Chinley it was back once again to Skelton and a journey back to Crewe via Middlewich.
A full itinerary for this tour can be found on the magnificent Six Bells Junction website.

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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This page was last updated in October 2016.