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The Local Area Group of the Swanage Railway Trust
Photo : Andrew PM Wright
The PRC provides support for the Swanage Railway Trust and the Swanage Railway. Our main focus is the presentation of railway-oriented talks, slide and film shows. Our meetings include an "update" on the latest happenings on the Swanage Railway. Details of our latest programme are shown below.

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Meeting Programme
Date Description Type Speaker
12-Apr-19 A Wander Around the West Country Presentation Colin Stone
Colin takes us on an Imaginary Visual Rail Tour from Poole via Bath, Bristol, Westbury, Exeter, Ilfracombe, Padstow, Lands End, Penzance, Yeovil, Dorchester and home to Poole. Something for all as Steam, Diesel and Electric motive power is seen as we head northwards via the Somerset and Dorset line to Bath. We look in on the West Somerset Railway along the way. Southern delights at Barnstaple and Ilfracombe follow and tourist views take us to Lands End. After visiting Exeter again the premier Southern line brings us back to Yeovil and so home to Poole. At some of the locations "Then and Now" pictures illustrate the sad negative changes to our railway syste
10-May-19 The History of the Railways of Paris Presentation Michael Bunn
The first passenger railway line in France was opened in 1837 from Paris to St Germain en Laye followed by new lines radiating from the capital. Michael Bunn will trace for us Parisian Railway History
02-Jun-19 Proposed Outing to Isle of Wight Railway
Travel to the IoW on coach for £35 per person plus IOW Railway fares (free to SRT working members). Leave Swanage 0800 return 2000. Email Gensec below to book.
21-Jun-19 Midsomer Norton rises from the Ashes John Baxter S&DHRT
A presentation on the progress being made at Midsomer Norton. More details to follow.
13-Sep-19 Luxury Railway Travel: A Social and Business History Martyn Pring
Further details to follow
Venue: Village Hall, Haycraft's Lane, Harman's Cross, Dorset BH19 3EB 7.30pm unless otherwise stated