July 2017

GWS Taunton Group

'THE ROBERT WHITFIELD COLLECTION 1948-1958,' PETER BERRY

Fri, 21 July 2017

Presenting an array of unpublished photographs of railways in pre Modernisation Plan days.

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

Rail Alliance

RAIL LIVE 2017

Fri, 21 July 2017

One of the largest outdoor rail shows in Europe showcasing some of the best innovation on the railway. Come and see the railway in action - hundreds of exhibitors and demonstrations. www.raillive.events

Where:
Warwickshire

August 2017

Great Western Society, Taunton Group

MEMBERS' SLIDES, M/C. FRANCIS LEWIS

Fri, 18 August 2017

A display of Taunton Group members' slides of railway subject.

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

September 2017

GWS Swindon Group

'GWR PROJECTS & PICTURES,' PHIL DEAVES

Fri, 08 September 2017

Phil reviews a range of GWR projects using relevant photographs.

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

GWS Bristol Group

'THE DIDCOT RAILWAY CRANES,' PETER JENNINGS.

Tue, 12 September 2017

Didcot Railway Centre has acquired a range of railway cranes, Peter outlines their purpose, construction, preservation and use in the present-day Didcot Railway Centre.

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

GWS Taunton Group

'RAILWAY OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT,' COLIN BRADING.

Fri, 15 September 2017

A photographic survey of the Isle of Wight railways.

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

GWS South West Group

SOUTH WALES STEAM IN THE 60S - ALAN JARVIS' SLIDES', GERRY NICHOLS.

Sat, 16 September 2017

Alan Jarvis took a great many colour slides of south Wales railway scenes, especially the end of the steam era - Gerry provides a commentary on a splendid collection of images of an often little represented area.

Where:
The Parish Centre, Church End Rd., Kingskerswell, Torbay, TQ12 5LD, 18.30.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

IET RAILWAY EARTHING AND BONDING 2017

Tue, 19 September 2017

Railway Earthing and Bonding is a new 2 day conference that will provide insights and knowledge into the fundamental principles of Earthing and Bonding from a systems engineering perspective, whilst providing key information on relevant case studies and examples of earthing in practice.

Where:
Millennium Knightsbridge Hotel, UK

GWS Oxford Group

'THE GREAT WESTERN & THE FAIRER SEX,' DR. ROSA MATHESON.

Fri, 29 September 2017

Women were not encouraged to join the railway service in any capacity initially, but shortages of males necessitated recruitment of women during the two world wars, much to the chagrin of the railway unions. Although more women are employed in the railway industry they are still a minority.

Where:
Pauling Social Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Rd., OX2 6QS

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