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The Local Area Group of the Swanage Railway Trust
The PRC provides support for the Swanage Railway Trust and the Swanage Railway. Activities include meetings of railway-oriented talks, slide and film shows. The meetings also include an "update" on the latest happenings on the Swanage Railway when available. Details of the programme are shown below.

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Programme Details
Date Description Type Speaker
08-Sep-17 Among the Dying Fires Slideshow Jim Boudreau
This presentation, which was previously to have been held on 14th July 2017, takes place just over 50 years after the end of steam working on the Southern Region. In recognition of this anniversary, Jim has put together a presentation which will provide “a Personal View of the End of Steam in Central Southern England”. The presentation will be supported by a mixture of colour and black and white slides from the period.
13-Oct-17 A Further Collection of British Transport Films (In association with The Purbeck Film Festival). Film n/a
BTFilm selection: Elizabethan Express, Train Time, Rail 150, Signal Engineer and Mishap.
10-Nov-17 Mike’s Meanderings 1959 to 1975. Presentation Mike Walshaw
12-Jan-18 Subject to be advised Digital Andrew Wright
09-Feb-18 160 Years of Railways in Weymouth Presentation Brian Jackson
09-Mar-18 Indian Narrow Gauge Railways Presentation Peter Jordon
13-Apr-18 Archive Film from the collection of Colin Stone Videos Colin Stone
Colin will be taking us on a journey through his extensive video archives.
Why not visit the Library and look at the photograph collections?
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Venue: Village Hall, Haycraft's Lane, Harman's Cross, Dorset BH19 3EB 7.30pm unless otherwise stated