The Stephenson Phenomenon....... SLS event. Friday 9 May, National Railway Museum, York (Added 17 February 2014)
Inauguration of the new SLS President & The Stephenson Phenomenon: 200 Years On
To mark the start of Dr Michael Bailey’s tenure of office a day of celebration of the SLS and the bi-centenary of George Stephenson’s first locomotive is taking place at the National Railway Museum, York on Friday 9 May 2014 commencing at 11.45.
The Chairman will open proceedings at 12 noon and after a short hand-over ceremony, lunch will be taken c 12.30. Then at 13.45 members and guests will make their way to the ‘Evening Star’ theatre for a series of 30 minute seminars, each with 10 minute question and answer sessions. There will be a refreshment break during these seminars and the whole event will close by 17.25. Details of the seminars are shown below.
The NRM are also planning to have a selection of their Stephenson memorabilia available for viewing in Search during the event period.
Members and guests assemble by the side of Gladstone in the Peter Allen building, a short distance from the museum’s main entrance.
12 noon – 12.30
Inauguration of the President
Welcome to guests and members – Bob Bemand, SLS Chairman.
Early Years of the SLS – Andrew Dow, SLS Past President
Formal ‘hand-over’ of ‘badge of office’
The SLS in More Recent Times – Dr Michael Bailey, SLS President
12.30 – 13.45
The Stephenson Phenomenon: 200 Years On
14.00 – 14.45
Why Displace the Horse? – John New
14.50 – 15.30
The Development of Railway Track up to 1835 – Andrew Dow
15.30 – 16.00
Break for Refreshments
16.00 – 16.40
George Stephenson’s Earliest Locomotives – Dr Michael Bailey
16.45 – 17.25
George Stephenson’s Rope-Hauled Railways – Colin Mountford
Non-members are welcome (subject to space) - advance booking essential. as places are limited. Cost - Seminar - Free to members and the public (Refreshments extra). For further information and to reserve a place contact John New (SLS Publicity Officer)