Member – Leslie McAllister

Leslie McAllister is Publications Officer of the London Area. Leslie was born in Belfast within a locomotive whistle’s sound of the Great Northern – which may explain his love of that railway.  Another founder member of the RPSI, he came to the IRRS through our late Chairman, Lance King, who quickly recruited him as Book Sales Secretary in 1972.  He has served on the Committee ever since, bar a gap while working in Hong Kong.  With his late friend Irwin Pryce, he co-compiled an updated history of the GS&WR’s 101 Class – Steaming in Three Centuries. He has travelled extensively in pursuit of steam locomotives and for twenty years as a Tour Manager for Great Rail Journeys.”