Specialist subject: Every steam engine since the Rocket

Last Tuesday saw our monthly Eat, Drink, Show, Tell & Drink evening, this time featuring a beef stew and a presentation by John on LMS CME William Stanier and his locomotives, in that order. But it could have been about virtually any other aspect of the UK historical steam scene, such is our member's breadth and depth of knowledge.


The black and white photos added an authentic period touch, and provoked discussion on the finer technical details which the rest of us could only marvel at. And the forbidden words 'Flying Scotsman' were hardly mentioned, a mere half-dozen times at most.

In other areas John's luck is beginning to run out. He only won third prize in the raffle this time.