Railway Club of the New Forest

  Railway Club of the New Forest 

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April 24th 2020                                                 Meeting cancelled      (the meeting will be preceded by a short 10 minute AGM)


Sorry folks!   We cannot hold this meeting.

Government restrictions have closed the venue,

and have prohibited public gatherings

and restricted travel.


We do hope to be able to re-schedule this meeting in 2021


Stephen Bigley was to have presented “Railways of Scotland in the 70s, 80s and 90s


 Stephen will be looking at a period of transition from the “steam-age-railway-without-the-steam” (diesel hauled long distance trains on the West Highland line controlled by semaphore signalling and traditional single line working and little used freight lines) through to Sprinters and class 66s during the short lived revival of coal traffic in the 1990s.

Geographically the spread will be from the Borders to the Far North.

In addition to trains in various locations we will also be looking at everything else that makes up the railway - stations such as Glasgow Central and remote Corrour not forgetting the mighty Forth and Tay Bridges.


 

 Club Day trip on Sunday June 21st  now cancelled for the reasons indicated above.     Numbers needed for the August outing.


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