Saturday 5 October 2024

Fifth Scottish Railway History Conference

Forum of Scottish Line Societies
Fifth Scottish Railway History Conference
Perth, Saturday 5th October 2024

We are glad to confirm that the Scottish Railway History Conference will take place at the A K Bell Library, Perth on Saturday 5th October 2024. It is timed to allow travel from as far afield as Elgin and Ayr by train on the day. The programme for the day, which has the theme ‘TheGrouping’, is shown below. Please book by 13th September.

10.00 Registration, Tea & Coffee 14.15 Ian Quinn, Impact of the Grouping on Steamer Services
11.00 Introduction and Welcome  15.00 Refreshments
11.05 Dr John McGregor, Creating the Groups  15.30 John Young, How the LMS developed the
Caledonian’s Gleneagles Hotel
11.50 John Paton, Development of LMS Publicity 16.15 Alan Macfarlane, Power and Timing on the
Aberdeen Road
12:30 Buffet Lunch 16.45 Conference Summary
13.30 Keith Jones, George Davidson, How the
GNSR Manager prospered in the LNER
17.00 Close

The cost for attendance is £27.50, to include morning and afternoon refreshments and buffet lunch.
There will be a dinner in the evening at a nearby hotel. Bookings will be taken nearer the time so please indicate at
this stage whether you are interested in participating, using the box below.

Booking and payments can be made through the PayPal buttons below or by post using this form.Conference bookings close on 13th September.



Please enter name for each attendee booked:

Please enter no. interested in Dinner & any dietary requirements