March 2017

BATH RAILWAY SOCIETY

MOVING LONDON FORWARD-CROSSRAIL.

Thu, 02 March 2017

AN ILLUSTRATED TALK BY PATRICK GRIFFIN ON " MOVING LONDON FORWARD-CROSSRAIL ". STARTS 7.30 pm. ALL WELCOME. VISITOR'S 2.50p. BOOKSTALL. REFRESHMENTS.

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

RCTS SOUTH WALES

DAVID MAIDMENT "EARLY DAYS"

Wed, 08 March 2017

An illustrated talk by David Maidment Doors open 19:00 (19:30 start) Entrance is FREE for RCTS members and a donation of 2 is requested for non members. Tea and coffee is provided For more details visit our website at http://bit.ly/RCTSSW or ring 01656 856422

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

RCTS Newcastle upon Tyne

THE COAL LOADERS AT BATES WHARF, BLYTH - DAVID FRASER

Thu, 09 March 2017

All members and visitors are welcome to attend

Where:
The Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SG 7pm start

Great Western Society, Swindon Group

'RESTORING DIDCOT'S 50 TON STEAM BREAKDOWN CRANE,' PETER JENNINGS.

Fri, 10 March 2017

Cranes - an essential part of railway operations, one that is still relevant even for preservation societies. However, this is the story of the restoration to fully working order of a large crane at Didcot Railway Centre.

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

GWS Bristol Group

'VINTAGE STEAM - CINE FILMS FROM THE 1960S & 1970S AT HOME & ABROAD,' TERRY NICHOLLS.

Tue, 14 March 2017

Terry Nicholls has travelled widely as a railway enthusiast, this is a rare opportunity to share his experiences filming steam traction in the UK and elsewhere.

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

The Cyber Senate a dvision of Sagacity Media Ltd

2ND ANNUAL RAIL CYBER SECURITY SUMMIT

Tue, 14 March 2017

The integration and implementation of ERTMS, ETCS and CBTC systems, the proliferation of IOT and the convergence of IT and Operation Technologies has extended the cyber attack surface for the international rail sector. Join the Cyber Senate discussion on developing resilience in the 21st Century.

Where:
South Kensington London Millennium Gloucester

GWS Taunton Group

'CARRYING THE GOODS,' QUENTIN HAWKES.

Fri, 17 March 2017

Until relatively recently goods traffic was the mainstay of railway operations and revenue. To function effectively a considerable bureaucratic and railway infrastructure was required, as Quentin will be intending to demonstrate.

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

GWS South West Group

AN EVENING WITH THE GWS CHAIRMAN, RICHARD CROUCHER.

Sat, 18 March 2017

Richard will be updating the Group members on recent progress and future developments at Didcot Railway Centre.

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

RCTS, CHICHESTER BRANCH

TERENCE JENNER: 40 YEARS OF SERVICE

Wed, 22 March 2017

Terence was the last full-time British Rail Chairman, and he will be giving us a presentation about some of the highlights, etc., of the 40 years he spent with the railways. Terence is also a RCTS member. 1930 start.

Where:
COMMITTEE ROOM 2, COUNTY HALL, WEST ST, CHICHESTER PO19 1RQ

GWS North West Group

'BIRKENHEAD JOINT RAILWAY,' PAUL WRIGHT

Fri, 31 March 2017

A chance to learn a bit more about this interesting joint railway and its links with other routes.

Where:
St. Hilda's Clubroom, Slater St., Latchford, Warrington, WA4 1DN, 19.30

GWS Oxford GRoup

'RESTORING SENTIEL 7109,' ANDY CHAPMAN.

Fri, 31 March 2017

An account of the rescue of this Sentinel shunting locomotive and its restoration as Somerset & Dorset Railway, later L.M.S. loco carrying number 7109. The original 7109 worked mainly at Radstock and this similar locomotive is working on the restored section of the S&D.

Where:
Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Rd., Oxford, OX2 1DN. 19.30.

April 2017

BATH RAILWAY SOCIETY

STRICTLY FREIGHT ONLY

Thu, 06 April 2017

AN ILLUSTRATED TALK BY BRIAN RINGER ON RAILFREIGHT ON BRITAIN'S RAILWAYS FROM 1960 TO THE PRESENT DAY.

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

Great Western Society, Swindon Group

'BUSES & TRAINS GALORE', KEN MUMFORD.

Fri, 07 April 2017

An abundance of photographs of buses and trains in service and in preservation.

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

RCTS Furness, Lakes & Lune

CHANGING TIMES - STEAM, DIESEL & PRESERVATION IN SOUTH WALES STUART WARR

Fri, 07 April 2017

Meetings are held at Station Hotel, starting at 19.30 A donation of 2.00 members / 4.00 non-members is requested. Both Society members and non-members are very welcome. furnesslakesandlune@rcts.org.uk http://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/furnesslakesandlune/events.htm

Where:
Royal Station Hotel, Market Street, Carnforth LA5 9BT

GWS Bristol Group

'RESTORING SENTINEL 7109 & ALL YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK ABOUT SENTINEL LOCOS., ANDY CHAPMAN.

Tue, 11 April 2017

The story of the acquisition and restoration of Sentinel steam locomotive from Croydon Gas Works as Somerset & Dorset Railway locomotive, LMS number 7109.

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

RCTS SOUTH WALES

BERWYN PRYS-JONES - AN EVENING ON THE WELSH NARROW GAUGE IN THE 1980S

Wed, 12 April 2017

An illustrated talk by Berwyn Prys-Jones - A DVD Presentation Doors open 19:00 (19:30 start) Entrance is FREE for RCTS members and a donation of 2 is requested for non members. Tea and coffee is provided For more details visit our website at http://bit.ly/RCTSSW or ring 01656 856422

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

RCTS Newcastle upon Tyne

THE CROMFORD AND HIGH PEAK RAILWAY, PART ONE - BRIAN SULLIVAN

Thu, 13 April 2017

All members and visitors are welcome

Where:
The Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SG 7pm start

GWS, Taunton Group

'RAILWAY RAMBLINGS WITH A CORNISHMAN,' DAVID LETCHER.

Fri, 21 April 2017

David tours Cornwall's fascinating railways.

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

GWS, South West Group

'EUROPE AT THE MILLENNIUM,' PHILIP BISSAT.

Sat, 22 April 2017

An overview of Europe's railway systems in the year 2000.

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

RCTS, CHICHESTER BRANCH

THE HAYLING BILLY

Wed, 26 April 2017

Alan Wallbank will be making a presentation on the Hayling Island Branch, referred to by many as the Hayling Billy. Alanm will also cover Cuba's Sugar Railways and Portsmouth Trolleybuses. 1930 start.

Where:
COMMITTEE ROOM 2, COUNTY HALL, WEST ST, CHICHESTER PO19 1RQ

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