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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
13-Sep-19 The Swanage Railway's Project Wareham Presentation Mike Walshaw
A presentation on Swanage Railway's 'Wareham Project' by Mike Walshaw, a volunteer signal engineer in Signal & Telegraph Department. Mike will be accompanied by Kelly Marshall, the Community Rail Officer of the Purbeck Community Rail Partnership.
The presentation will cover:
• Network Rail’s Poole to Wool Re-signalling Project of 2008 to 2014. • Signalling the Link between the Swanage Railway at Norden and Network Rail at Worgret Junction • Upgrading the track acquired from Network Rail in 2014 • Constructing a new Road-Rail Interchange Facility at Norden • Constructing a new Barrier Level Crossing at Norden Gates
Also Highlighting some Trains that have used the Link.
18-Oct-19 Joint evening with Purbeck Film Festival.
1st Half : Railways Recalled (50 minutes). Introduced by Roger Hardingham – Kingfisher Films. 2nd Half : The General (75 minutes). Buster Keaton.
15-Nov-19 Luxury Railway Travel: A Social and Business History Martyn Pring
A look back at the development of the first-class travel culture from the Royal trains of the 19th century to the modern leisure-based luxury trains of today.
10-Jan-20 Maids of all Work: the SR Moguls Presentation Jim Boudreau
14-Feb-20 Paddling across the Bay: paddle steamers sailing from Bournemouth and Swanage Brian Jackson
Venue: Village Hall, Haycraft's Lane, Harman's Cross, Dorset BH19 3EB 7.30pm unless otherwise stated