John Clerk – a tribute

Sadly member John Clerk lost his brave battle against cancer and passed away on the 2nd December.  John was a member of the Society for many years, latterly as Treasurer.  His contribution to the smooth running of the Society over many years was appreciated and in recognition of this he was presented with the with the John Russell Memorial Trophy.

This was presented to John by the club president, Mark who took the opportunity to bestow an Honorary Membership.

The following photographs show John as we remember him, taking part in Society activities.

At an Auction evening helping Phil keep tabs on the bids!

Enjoying an ESME barbecue with his wife, Helen.


Acting as Guard on the train at a Balerno Gala day.


John was a locomotive builder and here we see his locomotive in steam on the steaming bays at Newliston.