February 2020

RCTS, Chichester Branch

ISLAND TREASURES, RAILWAYS OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT (COLIN BRADING)

Wed, 26 February 2020

Colin will look at the diverse means of getting to the IOW and the development of the Island’s railways. His talk will also look at their decline and the limited electrification in 1967 and the use of ex-London Transport tube stock. Also covered will be the award-winning IOW Steam Railway.

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

GWS Oxford Group

GROUP AGM FOLLOWED BY A COSTSWOLD LINE PROMOTION GROUP PRESENTATION.

Fri, 28 February 2020

Group AGM - only GWS members may vote. Then the group welcome the Cotswold Line Promotion Group outlining their goals and achievements to date.

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

March 2020

RCTS NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BRANCH

NOEL COATES – THE LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE RAILWAY

Thu, 12 March 2020

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.

RCTS, Chichester Branch

THE BERLIN U BAHN (BRIAN HARDY)

Wed, 25 March 2020

Brian makes a welcome return to our Branch, this time to give us a presentation on Berlin's U Bahn.

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

April 2020

RCTS NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BRANCH

BRIAN SULLIVAN – THE CROMFORD AND HIGH PEAK RAILWAY, PART TWO

Thu, 09 April 2020

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.

RCTS, Chichester Branch

THE SELSEY TRAMWAY (JOE WHICHER)

Wed, 22 April 2020

With a young H F Stevens as engineer, "The Hundred of Manhood & Selsey Tramway" ran its first train from Chichester in 1897 and ran for 38 years before closure. Joe will relate its many idiosyncrasies, which became the butt of much humour.

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

May 2020

RCTS NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BRANCH

DAVID THOMAS – LIVING NORTH EASTERN (FAMILY RECOLLECTIONS OF LIFE IN YORK’S RAILWAY COMMUNITY FROM 1889 TO 1967)

Thu, 14 May 2020

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.

RCTS, Chichester Branch

VOLKS ELECTRIC RAILWAY (IAN GLEDHILL)

Wed, 27 May 2020

Ian will describe the story of electrical pioneer Magnus Vokes, who opened his little electric railway on Brighton seafront in 1883, which is now the world's oldest working electric railway. The short lived "Daddy Long Legs", an electric railway that ran in the sea, will also be mentioned.

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

October 2024

RCTS, Chichester Branch

WOKING'S RAILWAYS (ALAN NORRIS)

Fri, 18 October 2024

Alan makes a welcome return to our Branch, and his presentation will cover the arrival of the railway at Woking, the London Necroplis Cemetary and Railway at Brookwood, the Bisley Tramway and also the Railway Orphanage.

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

September 2026

RCTS, Chichester Branch

HS1: LONDON TO THE CHANNEL TUNNEL (DAVID KELSO)

Fri, 18 September 2026

The story of the building of the line. Our speaker, David, is a Kent resident and an experienced and greatly respected presenter - he closely followed HS1 as it was constructed, amassing over 1000 photographs in the process.

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

September 2027

RCTS, Chichester Branch

AIRPORT RAILWAYS: A GLOBAL SURVEY (ANDREW SHARPE)

Fri, 17 September 2027

A survey presented by Andrew Sharpe, founder and former Director General of the International Air Rail Organisation. Start time 1930, finish 2145/2200 at latest. Refereshments available in the break.

Where:
Committee Room 2 (or 3), County Hall, West St., Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1RQ

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