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Severn Valley Railway

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Branch Meeting Programme

2012/13

Old Wulfrunians Club, 253A Castlecroft Road, Castlecroft, Wolverhampton, WV3 8NA.

10th September 2012
Architectural History of Paddington Station ~ Steven Brindle
Author and English Heritage Senior Properties Historian gives a digital presentation tracing the development of this London terminus, and its conservation for future generations.

8th October 2012
Eastleigh Locomotive Works ~ Colin Boocock
Leading railway autor and former Eastleigh apprentice tells the story of this famous railway works, from its building by the LSWR as overspill for Nine Elms, to its recent new lease of life as specialist train-care centre.

12th November 2012
Brewery Railways of Burton on Trent, and the workings of 17B ~ Mark Ratcliffe
Mark, a member of Burton's Railway Society, presents an illustrated talk on the complicated network of Brewery railways within the town, moving the product to the far corners of the Midland Railway, and the workings of Burton's steam depot.

10th December 2010
“Woodhead the Lost Railway” ~ Stephen Gay
A welcome return to Stephen; who this time gives an illustrated talk on the Great Central Railway's route from Manchester to Sheffield, the difficulties of operation in steam days, through to electrification, and the abandonment.

14th January 2013
AGM followed by
My Footplate Career ~ Bob Lane
Back-Up Meeting ~ Alan Davies
Stalwart of the Branch Alan steps into the breech as our arranged speaker has to cancel due to illness.

11th February 2013
Along LNER Lines ~ John Dew
leading Stourbridge railway photographer John joins us again; this time goes east with a digital presentation of the final days of the GC's London extention, which was absorbed by the LNER, and for some time operated by BR Eastern Region.

11th March 2013
Midland Red ~ David Hale
For those of a certain age the Midland Red Omnibus Company holds fond memories with its bespoke bus designs and far reaching route map. David, a leading authority, brings to life the fascinating history of the Birmingham based bus operator.

8th April 2013
Black Country Railways From the Air ~ Keith Hodgkins
Keith has been delving into the National Photographic archives again and come up with more fascinating historical views of the local railway scene from the air; giving an appreciation of just how much has been lost in the last 50 years.

13th May 2013
The Re-Birth of the Welsh Highland Railway ~ to be confirmed
One of the major railway heritage achievements must be the re-construction of the original Welsh Highland Railway route and its extention to Caernarfon. The story of how this was done in respect of finance, infrastructure, rolling stock by leading players in the rebirth.

10th June 2013
An evening visit to Weston Park ~ minature railway.



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href = "http://www.lswr.org/" target = "_blank">LSWR as overspill for Nine Elms, to its recent new lease of life as specialist train-care centre.

12th November 2012
Brewery Railways of Burton on Trent, and the workings of 17B ~ Mark Ratcliffe
Mark, a member of Burton's Railway Society, presents an illustrated talk on the complicated network of Brewery railways within the town, moving the product to the far corners of the Midland Railway, and the workings of Burton's steam depot.

10th December 2010
“Woodhead the Lost Railway” ~ Stephen Gay
A welcome return to Stephen; who this time gives an illustrated talk on the Great Central Railway's route from Manchester to Sheffield, the difficulties of operation in steam days, through to electrification, and the abandonment.

14th January 2013
AGM followed by
My Footplate Career ~ Bob Lane
Back-Up Meeting ~ Alan Davies
Stalwart of the Branch Alan steps into the breech as our arranged speaker has to cancel due to illness.

11th February 2013
Along LNER Lines ~ John Dew
leading Stourbridge railway photographer John joins us again; this time goes east with a digital presentation of the final days of the GC's London extention, which was absorbed by the LNER, and for some time operated by BR Eastern Region.

11th March 2013
Midland Red ~ David Hale
For those of a certain age the Midland Red Omnibus Company holds fond memories with its bespoke bus designs and far reaching route map. David, a leading authority, brings to life the fascinating history of the Birmingham based bus operator.

8th April 2013
Black Country Railways From the Air ~ Keith Hodgkins
Keith has been delving into the National Photographic archives again and come up with more fascinating historical views of the local railway scene from the air; giving an appreciation of just how much has been lost in the last 50 years.

13th May 2013
The Re-Birth of the Welsh Highland Railway ~ to be confirmed
One of the major railway heritage achievements must be the re-construction of the original Welsh Highland Railway route and its extention to Caernarfon. The story of how this was done in respect of finance, infrastructure, rolling stock by leading players in the rebirth.

10th June 2013
An evening visit to Weston Park ~ minature railway.