Railway Club of the New Forest

  Railway Club of the New Forest 

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Archive for 2010's

Complete to date - enjoy !!
2010 meetings
 Speaker
 Title
 January 29th
 Colin Boocock
 Travelling 44,000 miles around the world by train
 February 26th
 Alan Thorpe
   All Sorts and Conditions - Preserved ex-BR steam locos
 March 26th
 Alan Trickett
   Ships, Buses, Trams & Trains
 April 30th
 Paul Gosling
   Travels in the Brocken Mountains - Harz Mtgs. East Germany
 May 9th
Club Outing
   Didcot - Extravaganza to celebrate 175years of GWR
 May 21st
  Alan Wild
 The Gezira (Sudan) Light Railway
 June 25th
 Dave Yaldren
   Mid Hants Railway   "Watercress Line"
 July 30th
 Ted Vaughan
   Railways of Switzerland
 August 20th
 Members' Evening
   Exbury Gardens  Railway
 September 24th
 Ted Goodman
   Mind the Gap - The history of the Forth & Tay railway bridges
 October 29th
 David Brace
   Confessions of a Tour Manager with Great Rail Journeys
 November 26th
 Alan Inder
   The Talyllyn Railway
 December 1st
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  Annual Dinner
2011 meetings
 Speaker
 Title
 January 28th
   Ken Middleton
 Traction Engines and stationary engines
 February 25th
   Stephen Bigley
   Settle to Carlisle  (A scenic view, freight & infrastructure)
 March 25th
   Graham Mackenzie
   Shieldhall
 April 15th
   Don Mitchell
   The Joys and Sorrows of a Railway Photographer
 May 15th
 Members' outing
   Isle of Wight Railway

 May 20th

   Dave Yaldren
   Mid-Hants Railway - The Watercress Line new video
 June 24th
 Bert Moody
   John Bailey Slides -  Steam in the 60's
 July 29th
   Brian Jackson
   Swanage - 125 years of railways
 August 19th
   Members' outing
   Beaulieu River Trip from Bucklers Hard
 September 30th
   Alan Inder
   Railways of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe  (From 1975 to 2000)
 October 28th
   John Barrowdale
   Isle of Man Railways and other aspects of this island
 November 25th
   Tony Drake
   The Bluebell Railway - Past present and future
 December 14th
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  Annual Dinner
2012 meetings
 Speaker
 Title
 January 27th
 Peter Keat
 Railways at War  Part 1
 February 24th
   Colin Boocock
   Bulleid's Pacifics
 March 30th
   Ted Goodman
   Southern Signals
 April 27th
   Alistair Jeffery
   Railway Pub Signs
 May 18th
 Dave Peel
   Trans-Siberian Odyssey 2006
  May 20th
   Members' Outing
   Basingstoke Canal Cruise
 June 29th
   Bert Moody
  Railways of Southampton Docks
 July 27th
   Paul Gosling
 Goslings Gallivants 2011
  August 17th
 Members' Outing
   Wessex Bistro - riding on Swanage Railway
 September 28th
   Brian Jackson
   The Lymington Branch and the Ferry Service to Yarmouth
 October 26th
   Peter Keat
   Railways at War  Part 2  - and -  Pathe News railway item
 November 30th
   Simon Foote
   Heritage Reclaimed - the resurgence of British Steam
 December 5th
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  Annual Dinner
2013 meetings
 Speaker
 Title
 January 25th
 Richard Golding
   Southern Miscellany 
 February 22nd
   Stephen Bigley
   Railways of the East Midlands
 March 22nd
   David Tooke
   The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
 April 26th
   John Barrowdale
   "Unknown Warrior” - LMS Patriot New Build Project
 May 17th
   Michael H.C.Baker
   The Didcot Story
 June 28th
   Bert Moody
 Railway Steamers from Hampshire
 July 26th
   Mike Pym
   Gresley A4 Pacifics and the Elizabethan Express
 August 16th
   Members' Outing
   River Cruise - Poole to Wareham
 September 27th
 Brian Jackson
   Quarry and Admiralty Railways of the Isle of Portland
 October 25th
   Alan Trickett
   European Extremes – From Finland to Portugal
 November 29th
   Mick Foster
   A Journey on The Royal Train
 December 11th
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  Annual Dinner
2014 meetings
 Speaker
 Title
 January 31st
 Peter Keat
   Vintage Railways - an evening of films
 February 28th
 Charles Clark
   The rebirth of a railway - The restoration of the Welsh Highland
 March 28th
 Colin Stone
   The railways of Poole
 April 25th
 David Mead
   Swiss Alpine Journeys
 May 18th
 Members' Outing
   Hollycombe Working Steam Museum
 May 30th
 Dave Peel
   Chinese steam in Winter and in Summer (1992/3/4)
 June 27th
 Bert Moody
   80 years of Southampton Passenger Ships
 July 25th
 Mike Pym
   Branch Lines around Tiverton - the Exe and Culm Valleys
 August 29th
 Members' Outing
 Boat trip from Tuckton
 September 26th
 Brian Jackson
   The Abbotsbury Branch
 October 31st
 Alan Inder
   40 years of Railway Photography
 November 28th
 Colin Brading
   Island Treasure - Railways on the Isle of Wight
 December 12th
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  Annual dinner
2015 meetings
 Speaker
 Title
 January 30th
 Peter Keat
   The Railways of Hayling Island
 February 27th
 Stephen Bigley
   Railway Insignia
 March 27th
 John Barrowdale
   Pakistan 1990
 April 24th
 Mike Pym
   The route of the Cambrian Coast Express
 May 29th
 Colin Brading
   Tunnel Vision - 150 years of the Metropolitan Railway
 June 14th
 Members' Outing
   Godalming horse drawn canal boat trip
 June 26th
 Alan Norris
   The LSWR in 1914
 July 31st
 Bruce Oliver
   Aspects of Preservation
 August 20th
 Members' Outing
 Puffin Cruise to Yarmouth
 September 25th
 Ted Vaughan
   The Rhaetian Railway of Switzerland
 October 30th
 Simon Foote
   Salute to the Great Western and Southern Railways
 November 27th
 Alan Inder
   West Highland Railway
 December 10th
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  Annual Dinner
2016 meetings
 Speaker
 Title
 Content
 January 29th 
   Dave Peel
 A Tale of Two Cities – Leeds and Bradford
Dave explained railway developments over the last 50 years around Leeds and Bradford, 12 miles apart along the scenic Aire valley
 February 26th
 Bruce Oliver
 By steam from Liverpool Street to Waterloo
A  snapshot of the five original operating divisions
 March 18th
  Jim Boudreau 

 A journey from Bath to Bournemouth  

on the Somerset  and Dorset Rly   

 An illustrated history
 April 29th
 Colin Stone
 African Railways
Steam in action, much of it British built, in Kenya, Rhodesia, and South Africa
 May 20th
 John Hollands
 The railway connections of Lewes, East Sussex
   How and why railways came to Lewes
  June 12th
   Club outing
 Swindon Railway museum
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 June 24th
 Ken Mumford
 The Elan Valley Railway and Dams
 What sort of railway was built to take men and materials to the dam sites? 
 July 29th 
 John Barrowdale  
 China and North Korea 1990 
 NE China and N Korean steam
 August 18th
 Club outing
 Holmsley Tea rooms
 Talk on the history of the line and Holmsley station
 September 30th 
 David Brace 
 Indian Hill Railways  (2011)  
 The diesel operated Kalka to Shimla line in north-west India and the famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway from Siliguri to Darjeeling 
 October 28th
 Alan Norris 
 Woking’s Railway
 The talk included the Brookwood Cemetery railway, Bisley Tramway and the LSWR railway orphanage.
 November 18th 
 Colin Boocock   
 Irish Surprises 
 The very great changes in the railways of Ireland that have taken place over the period from 1956 to the present day
   December 15th
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  Annual dinner
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