Railway Photographers


This group of enthusiasts, known as Irwell Vale Railway Photographers, is run separately to our Irwell Vale Photography Club, although some people from the photography club are also keen members of this group. The railway photography group is happy to publish their programme on this website and meetings are open to all.

Irwell Vale Railway Photographers

2018 –19 Programme

Irwell Vale Methodist Church, Bowker Street, BL0 0QP, off the B6257

20th October: Mike Taylor: 1968 and All That

Mike was around in 1968 and he recorded as much as he could during the last days of steam. Mike has combined his photos with those of other well know photographers of the time to present a comprehensive view of North West steam from 1st January right up until the end in August 1968.

17th November: Steve Armitage: All things North & Eastern (NER metals but not ECML)

Steve needs no introduction to our regular members and tonight we are guaranteed quality images of the NER from pre grouping days to the LNER and BR NE Region.
As ever a show not to be missed.

15th December : Terry Ayres: Steam and Diesel from 1980

Terry is well known to most of us and tonight he presents his own work from 1980 onwards with film and digital images from around the country. Again, this will be a top quality show.

19th January: Steve Fort: An A to Z of UK Diesel & Electric loco’s

Steve will be showing us images from his collection which will show just about anything from the 50’s to the present day scene, plenty of variety and some rare images. 

9th February : Russell Moorhouse: Waterloo to Exeter 1939 to 1993

Russell is new to us as a speaker and his show takes us to the Southern Region and includes some Colour Rail steam slides plus many of his own images of classic traction on this important main line.

16th March 2019: Tom Heavyside: Steam Saved from the Scrapyard

Down the years well over 200 steam locomotives have been rescued from various scrapyards, the most notable being Woodhams at Barry. This slide show features these locomotives and the vital role they play at many of today’s heritage railways.

Shows start at 7:30pm, entrance is through the tearoom at the side of the church. £3:50 for the show and £2:50 for pie, peas and a cup of tea during the interval.
The proceeds from the shows go to church funds. The tearoom at the church is open every Sunday between 1 and 4pm.

For further information contact Steve Willetts, 07825 458172
email; semi46243@aol.co.uk