Shaun McMahon reports from Argentina that the INTI, the principle science research establishment that Livio Dante Porta was instrumental in setting up, is under threat of complete or partial closure by the Argentine government which has revealed hitherto secret plans to replace it, at least in part, by a private company to concentrate on exports […]
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Members are invited to attend ASTT’s AGM on 3rd March 2018. The meeting agenda is now available for download (please click on link). Non-members and guests are also welcome to attend, however they will not have voting rights and may be asked to contribute to the cost of refreshments (which will be free to members). […]
ASTT will hold its 2018 Annual General Meeting in the Bury Transport Museum at Bury, Lancs, on Saturday 3rd March. All members are invited to attend. It is expected that following the AGM, a general meeting will be held for which members are invited to offer presentations on the topic; “If I was Chief Engineer […]
Wishing all our members a Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2018 ….. and reminding those of you who haven’t yet renewed their membership or set up a Standing Order to renew it, that membership subscriptions fall due on 1st January. We very much hope that you will stay with us and that we will […]
Your article on clinker was something I could relate to. I’ve been a fireman on the Welshpool & Llanfair Rly for 21 years although my volunteering career started on the Ffestiniog Rly back in 1968. A round trip on the W&L is 16 miles, the gradient profile is rather sawtooth with some steep climbs followed […]
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 […]
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 […]