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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. 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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Programme Details
Date Description Type Speaker
13-Oct-17 A Further Collection of British Transport Films (In association with The Purbeck Film Festival). Film n/a
Tonights films covering a wide range of railway interest are:-
i. “Elizabethan Express” (1954). A journey from Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley.
ii. “Train Time” (1952). The operation of what was the busiest railway in the world.
iii. “Rail 150” (1975). Highlights from the Grand Steam Cavalcade held at Shildon on 31st August 1975.
iv. “Signal Engineer” (1962). One of the most responsible and professional jobs on British Railways.
v. “Mishap” (1958). The operating procedures necessary for protection on a double track in the event of a mishap.
Requested entrance donations:- SRT (PRC) Members £5, Non-Members £6.
10-Nov-17 Mike’s Meanderings 1959 to 1975. Slideshow Mike Walshaw
This show concerns Mikes exploits with the Railway Enthusiast’s Club in the days of steam.
12-Jan-18 Subject to be advised Digital Andrew Wright
Andrews presentation covers events on the SR during 2017 plus much more.
09-Feb-18 160 Years of Railways in Weymouth Presentation Brian Jackson
We look forward to welcoming Brian once more for his presentation on a subject close to his heart!
09-Mar-18 Indian Narrow Gauge Railways Digital Peter Jordan
This talk covers Indian narrow gauge in general and not just the popular “Indian Hill Railways”.
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