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The Railway and Canal Historical Society
RCHS is the leading transport history society in the UK. Founded in 1954 originally to encourage the study of railways and canal history it now covers many aspects of transport history including shipping and aircraft.
Members receive a journal three times a year and a bulletin six times a year, meetings, conferences and visits are also arranged.

The North East Group holds meetings in York on the first Saturday of the month during the winter starting in October.

Individual membership costs £20 p.a. and application should be made to the RCHS Membership Secretary, Dove Cottage, Thorpe, Ashbourne, Derby DE6 2AW
There are walks this summer and the next one is on the 16 June and is from Stocksbridge to Oxspring. It is 6 miles long and goes via Deepcar. It will follow part of the Stocksbridge Railway and continue onto the trackbed of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway which is now part of the Transpennine Trail. Meet Graham Hague at Sheffield Station Tram Entrance Hall on the east side of the station at 10 a.m. for tram link to Stocksbridge. Return by bus from Oxspring. Bring a packed lunch. Contact Graham Hague on 0114 2686729.

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