ABOUT US

The Sheffield Transport Study Group was formed in May 1995 when several enthusiasts realised that there was a huge gap in the recording of past transport activities in the Sheffield area and that something should be done about it.  

The scope of the Groupís interest has gradually expanded with the increase in membership, thus reflecting a broader interest in local transport in its many forms.  At first we felt that matters up to the time of the final tramway abandonment in October 1960 would suffice, but many members find the post-tram era just as interesting. Consequently we now record happenings up to about 1980.

 Although mainly directed at the activities of Sheffield Transport Department and the later SYPTE, we welcome membersí input on neighbouring fleets such as Rotherham, Doncaster, Chesterfield and East Midland. We also have many members interested in Sheffield United Tours and other local coach operators.  The commercial vehicles operated in the city are also of interest, as are the locomotive builders who were based here. The local railway scene also attracts many to our membership.

 There is an amazing amount of archive material within the Group and this, together with membersí reminiscences and articles, forms the main content of our quarterly magazine, the Journal, which is A4 sized and usually comprises 56 pages. It is published each year in March, June, September and December.  Since the Groupís formation, it is amazing how much material has come to light and continues to do so.

   

The Groupís officers are Ė Honorary Chairman, Editor, Membership Secretary, Treasurer and Outings Officer.

 We hold an AGM at the June meeting, at which the past yearís accounts are presented and are approved by attending members.