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Our next get-together for people interested in Tracks through Grantham takes place in Grantham towards the end of September.  These events are an opportunity to meet for a few hours to enjoy a varied and, we hope, enjoyable and informative programme.  Our meetings are usually held twice a year, in spring and autumn.

If you are already on our list of email and postal contacts you should recently have received the meeting programme and invitation.  Please remember to let us know if you hope to be with us.

If you'd be interested in attending but have not received a programme/invitation please get in touch, using the Contact Form here, providing your name and email address.  We will add you to our list of email contacts and send a programme and invitation which gives the date, time and venue (and requests a reply if you intend to join us).

We don't publish the meeting details on the website because we and our host venue need to know how many people to expect.

With the kind permission of the Railway Correspondence and Travel Society (RCTS) we are very pleased to re-publish, here on Tracks through Grantham, an article written by John F. Clay in 1966 for The Railway Observer.  The article draws on the author's extensive local knowledge as he relates how the town and its people contributed, collectively and individually, to fostering the widespread recognition of Grantham as a premier railway centre on the East Coast Main Line. 

The writer concludes by pondering the desolate, cleared site of the loco sheds and yard, querying the wisdom of 'Dieselisation' and wondering, from the perspective of the mid-1960s with the prospect of continuing post-Beeching closures, what future profile the railway would have in Grantham.

This link will take you directly to the page:

Grantham - The Rise and Decline of a Railway Centre