References & Bibliography: Historical Societies

As well as historical societies, this section also includes societies that exist to operate, run, or even build LNER locomotives and rolling stock.

The Gresley Society
The Gresley Society exists to promote interest in the work of Sir Nigel Gresley. It also operates the sole surviving N2 0-6-2T and other rolling stock.

The LNER Society
The LNER Study Group discusses and records accurate information about the LNER.

LNER Coach Association
The LNER Coach Association was created to obtain, restore, and operate the coaches of the LNER and its constituent companies. Their fine collection of 'Teaks' can be found on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust
The The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust has recently completed the new-build Peppercorn A1 No. 60163 Tornado.

Friends of the Darlington Railway Centre and Museum
The Friends of the DRCM promotes and supports the Darlington Centre and Museum, including a programme of guest speakers.

Great Northern Railway Society
This society exists to foster an interest in, and to record and preserve the history of the Great Northern Railway, one of the railway companies that were 'grouped' to form the LNER.

Great Central Railway Society
Unconnected to the preserved railway of the same name, the GCRS covers the entire GCR network.

Great Eastern Railway Society
This society was created to promote a widespread interest in the Great Eastern Railway, to encourage and co-ordinate research into its history, and to provide a permanent record of the results. This is being achieved by building upon the knowledge of the known GER experts, and by locating and studying all surviving records of the railway.

Great North of Scotland Railway Association
Covers the Great North of Scotland Railway.

Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society
This society is dedicated to preserving East Anglia's railway heritage, and especially that of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway. It operates in close partnership with the North Norfolk Railway and owns four steam locomotives and one diesel locomotive.

Midland & Great Northern Study Circle
This study circle concentrates on the Midland & Great Northern (M&GN) railway which operated in East Anglia, and eventually came under full LNER control. They also have an extensive list of affordable drawings for a variety of British locomotives and rolling stock. Naturally, these drawings concentrate on M&GN prototypes.

North Eastern Railway Association
The NERA covers the North Eastern Railway, its predecessors, successors, and related railways including the Hull & Barnsley and the various connecting colliery lines.

North British Railway Study Group
Covers the North British Railway.

SRPS C&W Department
Don Clarke runs this semi-official site regarding the Scottish Railway Preserva tion Society. This includes a variety of information including things like wiring diagrams for coaches, photographs, and the many different LNER Pacifics.

Railway Correspondence and Travel Society (RCTS)
The RCTS is a leading British railway society that publishes the well-known Locomotives of the LNER series.