ASTT’s 2-day 2017 Autumn Conference ended on Sunday afternoon 1st October. The event proved even more successful than anticipated and the only regret was that more people weren’t in attendance. As it was, 33 attended the Saturday session and 31 on the Sunday of whom 25 appear in the photo above. Amongst them were Wolfgang […]
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A compilation of presentation Abstracts and speaker introductions was recently circulated to ASTT members. It can now be downloaded from this website by clicking here. Members and others who have indicated their intention of attending the conference are asked to confirm their reservations before their seats are made available to others. It is important […]
ASTT has released its latest update on the Bury Conference to be held over the weekend of 30th Sept – 1st Oct. The conference will include nine presentations covering on a wide range of subjects relating to steam locomotive engineering. It will also include visits to the East Lancs Railway workshops and Ian Riley’s workshops, […]
ASTT is pleased to report that David Wardale’s book “The Red Devil and Other Tales from the Age of Steam” is now on sale through this website. This is the fifth edition of a book that continues in such high demand that second-hand copies had once again been selling for eye-watering three figure sums. This […]
John Hind has prepared a report on the ASTT seminar/workshop “Network Steam – Securing Steam’s Future on Network Rail” held at Birmingham University on 10th May 2017. A copy of the report can be downloaded from the Newsletter page of this website (available to members only).
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A new “Newsletter” webpage has been created to allow ASTT members to access past Newsletters and future Bulletins. It includes links to Newsletters Nos 1 and 2 which have long-since been published in the News section of the site. A link to Newsletter No 3 (issued December 2016) has now been added. Access to the […]
“The Red Devil and Other Tales from the Age of Steam” The fifth print-run of David Wardale’s iconic book “The Red Devil and Other Tales from the Age of Steam“ is now available for sale through ASTT at the publisher’s price of £42.95 plus postage and packing. (Discount available to ASTT members.) The cost of […]
Planning is underway for ASTT’s autumn conference which will be held at the Bury Transport Museum in Bury, Greater Manchester from Saturday 30th Sept to Sunday 1st October. The theme of the conference will be “Building a future for the Steam Locomotive” and its focus will be on new-build steam and technological developments relating to […]
ASTT will be hosting a workshop/seminar on the topic “Securing Steam’s Future on Network Rail” at the University of Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, starting at 9:30am on Wednesday 10th May 2017. Attendance will be limited to ASTT members and invited guests. Invitations were sent out on 9th April, so any member who […]
The five presentations given at AST’s General Meeting at Bury on 4th March are now available on the Bury Presentations page of this website. Members who couldn’t attend the meeting now have a chance to see and hear the excellent presentations given by our five speakers. The page is password protected, the password being available […]
Cedric Lodge, James Evans and Chris Newman were in attendance to represent the AST Trust at the memorial ceremony for Phil Girdlestone held at Boston Lodge on Saturday 18th May 2017. The event was attended by around 40 people amongst whom were Phil’s elder brother Roland, FR General Manager Paul Lewin, and steam engineers Shaun […]