December 2018

GWS Taunton Group

'MILLENNIUM MEDLEY,' PHILIP BISSAT.

Fri, 21 December 2018

Not sure, but there will be a variety of railways images displayed and talked about!

Where:
Village Hall, Stoke St. Mary, nr. Taunton, TA3 5DE, 19.30.

GWS Taunton Group

'MILLENNIUM MEDLEY,' PHILIP BISSAT.

Fri, 21 December 2018

A presentation involving slides from around the year 2000 and beyond.

Where:
Village Hall, Stoke St. Mary, nr. Taunton, TA3 5DE, 19.30.

GWS, Oxford Group

MEMBERS' CHRISTMAS EVENING & QUIZ

Fri, 21 December 2018

A social evening with some Christmas Fare, plus a railway quiz to blast away the post socialising cobwebs!

Where:
Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Rd., Oxford, OX2 6QS, 19.30.

GWS, Oxford Group

MEMBERS' CHRISTMAS EVENING & QUIZ

Fri, 21 December 2018

A mainly social evening leavened with a railway quiz, just to ensure everyone is still awake for Christmas!

Where:
Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Rd., Oxford, OX2 6QS, 19.30.

January 2019

Great Western Society, Bristol Group

'PADDINGTON TO BRISTOL BEFORE 1892,' BRIAN ARMAN

Tue, 08 January 2019

Brian is an acknowledged expert with vast resources of GWR Broad Gauge photographs. This will be a journey via Chippenham, with virtually no 'narrow gauge', Churchward motive power, HSTs or class 800s in sight!

Where:
BAWA, 589 Southmead Rd., Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG, 19.45

Great Western Society, Bristol Group

PADDINGTON TO BRISTOL, BEFORE 1892,' BRIAN ARMAN.

Tue, 08 January 2019

Brian Arman, well-known Broad Gauge authority tells us about the GWR's first main line route when the route was wholly or partly an everyday Mixed Gauge route. An interesting time of transition, worth knowing about.

Where:
BAWA, 589 Southmead Rd., Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG, 19.45

RCTS South Wales

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING + 'ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST' NIGEL WASSELL

Wed, 09 January 2019

Doors open 19:00 (19:30 start) Entrance is FREE for RCTS members and a donation of 2 is requested for non members. Non-members and visitors are welcome to attend any of our meetings. Tea and coffee is provided For further information. http://bit.ly/RCTSSW https://www.facebook.com/RCTSSW/

Where:
The Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF

RCTS NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BRANCH

DAVID DUNN THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF IAN S. CARR

Thu, 10 January 2019

Doors open at 18.30 (19.00 start). Donations of 2.50 are requested. Non-members and visitors are most welcome to attend any of our meetings. Refreshments provided during the break. Finish c.21.00.

Where:
Newcastle Arts Centre, Conference Room, 67-69 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG.

GWS, Swindon Group

'STEAM ON SHED', PETER TOUGH.

Fri, 11 January 2019

The locomotive shed was significant in steam railway times, being where locomotives were serviced and maintained in readiness to operate the traffic allocated to that depot. They were fascinating places, usually dirty, smokey and wet, but which projected an interesting set of social interactions.

Where:
Lawn Community Centre, Guildford Ave., Lawn, Swindon, SN3 1JE, 19.15

GWS, Swindon Group

'STEAM ON SHED,' PETER TOUGH

Fri, 11 January 2019

A photographic reminiscence of locomotive depots in steam days, whether you had a permit or not!

Where:
Lawn Community Centre, Guildford Ave., Lawn, Swindon, SN3 1JE, 19.15

GWS Taunton Group

'TRIPS, TOURS & EVENING EXCURSIONS (WE DO FISH ON SUNDAY),' TREVOR WHITFIELD

Fri, 18 January 2019

Taunton Group have undertaken many trips over the years, this seems to be a celebration of these, with particular reference to the staple diet of railway enthusiasts when away from home!

Where:
Village Hall, Stoke St. Mary, nr. Taunton, TA3 5DE, 19.30.

GWS Taunton Group

'TRIPS, TOURS & EVENING EXCURSIONS (WE DO HAVE FISH ON SUNDAY)', TREVOR WHITFIELD

Fri, 18 January 2019

Taunton Group are well-known for their many and variable excursions. Trevor gives us the 'low down' on where they have been, what they do , what they eat and when!

Where:
Village Hall, Stoke St. Mary, nr. Taunton, TA3 5DE, 19.30.

GWS, South West Group

'MORE OF PETER GRAY'S WONDERFUL SLIDES,' AMYAS CRUMP.

Sat, 19 January 2019

The late Peter Gray produced many delightful colour-slides portraying the railway scene especially in S.W. England, but including south Wales and steam resorts further afield. Amyas Crump shows another selection of this collection.

Where:
Parish Centre, Church End Rd., Kingskerswell, Torbay, TQ12 5LD

GWS, South West Group

'MORE OF PETER GRAY'S WONDERFUL SLIDES,' PRESENTED BY AMYAS CRUMP

Sat, 19 January 2019

The late Peter Gray took a host of superb colour slides, notably in south West England. Amyas Crump offers another selection from the many to show the railway scenes Peter recorded from the 1950s on.

Where:
Parish Centre, Church End Rd., Kingskerswell, Torbay, TQ12 5LD

RCTS Chichester Branch

SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY (PHIL DOMINEY)

Wed, 23 January 2019

Stakeholder Manager at SWR, Phil will give us a professional insight into the operation of one of our local train operators.

Where:
County Hall, West Street, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1RQ

GWS, Oxford Group

'THE L.&N.W.R. IN OXFORD,' OXFORD,' LAURENCE WATERS.

Fri, 25 January 2019

The L.&.N.W.R. operated trains into Oxford along its route from Cambridge via Bletchley until rationalisation caused closure of their station, alongside that of the G.W.R. and its eventual relocation to Quainton Road.

Where:
Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Rd., Oxford, OX2 6QS, 19.30.

GWS, Oxford Group

'THE LNWR IN OXFORD,' LAURENCE WATERS.

Fri, 25 January 2019

Often overlooked, but the LNWR also served Oxford. From their station almost alongside the better-known GWR station the served Bletchley and destination to the east, while their goods yards served the LNWR system generally.

Where:
Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Rd., Oxford, OX2 6QS, 19.30.

February 2019

BATH RAILWAY SOCIETY

AN ILLUSTRATED TALK BY ANNA HOLBROOK "WESTERN RAIL LINK TO HEATHROW"

Thu, 07 February 2019

STARTS 7.30pm...ALL WELCOME..VISITORS 2.50p..REFRESHMENTS...BOOKSTALL.

Where:
CHURCH HALL ,ST. MARY'S CHURCH ,BATHWICK ,BATH.

GWS, Swindon Group

GROUP A.G.M. FOLLOWED BY RENOWNED QUIZ MASTER, JOE TURNER.

Fri, 08 February 2019

The A.G.M. revues the year past and sees election of officers for the ensuing year. This is followed by a Joe Turner railway quiz.

Where:
Lawn Community Centre, Guildford Ave., Lawn, Swindon, SN3 1JE, 19.15

GWS, Swindon Group

GROUP ANNUAL MEETING, FOLLOWED BY OUR RENOWNED QUIZ MASTER - JOE TURNER

Fri, 08 February 2019

A formal beginning followed by a light-hearted but test quiz on railway matters.

Where:
Lawn Community Centre, Guildford Ave., Lawn, Swindon, SN3 1JE, 19.15

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