Road Locomotive Society

The enhancement of education and research into the past history of all types of self propelling steam engines

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  • RLS Spring Visit 2023

    RLS Spring Visit 2023

    The Society’s Spring Visit was held at the home of Will Woodward and family at Buglawton, a few miles from Congelton, Cheshire on Saturday 13th May. We have been trying to hold a visit further north for several years but COVID managed to put a stop to that, so it was a case of third…

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  • RLS Journal Index

    RLS Journal Index

    We have now added a Table of Contents for all Journals back to the year 1985, you can find this on the updated Journal Page. We intend to add more entries over the next few weeks. You can navigate to a specific year by clicking the year towards the top of the page, or if…

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  • Road Locomotive Society June Meeting Mornement and Ray by Alan Rundle

    Road Locomotive Society June Meeting Mornement and Ray by Alan Rundle

    Alan Rundle presentation on Mornement & Ray Ltd Engineers and Contractors, Norfolk. Covers the dredging of rivers and drains using steam traction engines. For those who attended the meeting, the video shown before the question and answers session has been removed.

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  • The History of R. Dingle & Sons Zoom Presentation

    The History of R. Dingle & Sons Zoom Presentation

    The History of R. Dingle & Sons Road Rolling and General Contractors, Stoke Climsland Cornwall Presentation by Richard Sandercock Esq. The Fourth Generation Proprietor. This is the first occasion when the history of this famous firm of rolling and general contractors has been publicly explored and was an occasion not to be missed. Many of…

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  • Spring Visit

    Spring Visit

    The Society’s Spring Visit will be to Alan Sparkes, Bristol, on Saturday 21st May 2022 Members will be welcome to arrive from 10:00am with activities operating until mid-afternoon. It is planned to have tea, coffee and refreshments on site and buffet style lunch to celebrate our 85th Anniversary year. See May 22 Journal page 5 for…

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  • Society Winter Meeting – Milestones Museum, Basingstoke – Saturday 12th March 2022

    Society Winter Meeting – Milestones Museum, Basingstoke – Saturday 12th March 2022

    Jeffrey Shackell will be giving an illustrated introduction about Major lnd’s photographic style and a little bit more about him discovered during research for the new book. This will lead in to announcing the winner of’ our Major Ind photographic competition. After the tea break Trevor Smallbone will present a selection of previously unseen working…

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  • Death of John Meredith

    Death of John Meredith

    I am sad to report that John Meredith passed away peacefully yesterday after a short illness. John will be known to many as the Treasurer of the RLS, a role he held for a remarkable 50 years until stepping down a few years ago. He was our longest serving member having joined the RLS in…

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  • Death of Les Burberry

    Death of Les Burberry

    Just in case members have not heard and not wanting to leave any stone unturned I am sad to report that Les Burberry passed away peacefully earlier this week after a long fight with illness. Les has been an RLS member since June 1967 and will be known to many of you as the RLS…

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  • RLS Spring Visit Report 2019

    RLS Spring Visit Report 2019

    By Andrew Smith Our spring visit this year was held on Saturday 25th May at the Antell’s yard in Shillingstone, Dorset, on a gloriously hot spring day.  Members had travelled from far and wide and were greeted by no fewer than thirteen full size engines in steam, five of which are owned by the Antell…

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  • Winter Meeting Report 2017

    Winter Meeting Report 2017

    The Society’s winter meeting took place on Saturday 4th March at the Milestones Museum in Basingstoke and despite last minute notice due to delayed arrival of our journal the meeting was extremely well attended. Around 65 members supported the meeting with around 45 visiting the museum prior to the meeting. Our Chairman welcomed members to…

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  • South Cerney Report 2017

    South Cerney Report 2017

    The Society was once again invited to have a marquee at South Cerney rally over the weekend of 4th – 6th August so many thanks to Peter Brown and the Stroud club for making this possible. Our theme this year was very much McLaren with the launch of the new book “The Story of The…

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