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Perth Conference 2024

We are glad to confirm that the Scottish Railway History Conference will take place at the A K Bell Library, 2 - 8 York Place, Perth PH2 8EP 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 ‘The Grouping’, is shown below. Please book by 13th September.

10.00Registration, tea and coffee
11.00Introduction and Welcome
11.05Dr John McGregor: Creating the Groups
11.50John Paton: Development of LMS Publicity
12.30Buffet Lunch
13.30Keith Jones: George Davidson, How the GNSR Manager prospered in the LNER
14.15Ian Quinn: Impact of the Grouping on Steamer services
15.30John Young: How the LMS developed the Caledonian’s Gleneagles Hotel
16.15Alan Macfarlane: Power and Timing on the Aberdeen Road
16.45Conference Summary

The cost for attendance is £27·50, to include morning and afternoon refreshments and buffet lunch.