THE COLONEL STEPHENS SOCIETY
the Colonel Stephens Society
THE SOCIETY FOR ENTHUSIASTS OF THE LIGHT
AND NARROW-GAUGE RAILWAYS OF COLONEL HOLMAN F. STEPHENS
In the early decades of the last century, Colonel Stephens engineered, built and managed a unique empire of branch line railways up and down the country. They were built and run on a shoestring, mostly in accordance with the Light Railways Act of 1896. Each had its particular character as well as a distinctive family likeness that included remote locations, second-hand rolling stock and, towards the end of their often brief lives, a down-at-heel charm. They have always attracted the interest of railway enthusiasts, and now there is a society dedicated to feeding and exploring that enthusiasm.
The Colonel Stephens Society was formed in 1985 and now has a membership of around 250. For an annual fee of Â£5 (Â£10 outside UK), members receive a quarterly journal called The Colonel that covers:
|Officers of the Society||AGM 2006|
|An index of articles in The Colonel *||THE COLONEL - A Summary of Issue 83|
|A list of the Colonels railways||Membership form to print out, fill in and submit|
|The Colonel's Guide is back in print.Buy your copy HERE||
The Society is planning to mark the 75th anniversary of the death of Colonel Stephens in October. Click above for details.
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For general enquiries please e-mail Guy Hardy
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