Branch Chairman: Mike Hudson
Branch Secretary: Pat Dennison Click
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Our meetings are held on Thursdays (normally the last of the month),
and take place in the
Primary Room at the United Reformed Church Hall,
Addiscombe Grove, Croydon, CR0 5LP.
This is 3 minutes walk from East Croydon Railway Station, local bus routes and Tramlink,
with car parking available on site.
Meetings start at 19.30 and finish by 22.00
with a break for refreshments.
A collection is made to defray expenses (recommended donation £3)
Meetings are open to all with an interest in Railways: visitors are always welcome.
Thursday 26th January. London to Velké Kapušany : A 21st Century Odyssey
David Jackman recounts travels through Europe.
Thursday 23rd February Transforming Victoria Underground Station
Kathryn Waghorn, Project Planning Manager, tells us what's been going on.
Thursday 30th March Annual General Meeting & Members' Slides.
Your chance to speak out and show off! Both conventional and digital projectors will be available.
Thursday 27th April Railways of the Isle of Wight, Before 1966
Stuart Dennison returns, with the story of the Island’s Railways as they used to be.
Thursday 25th May Railway Heritage Trust
Andy Savage, Executive Director of the Trust, comes to tell us about it, and its work ensuring that Britain's Railway heritage is retained and preserved for future generations.
Thursday 29th June Rails Through Lakeland: The Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway. Mike Peascod relates the story of one England's most scenic lines, unfortunately felled by the Beeching Axe.
Thursday 28th September BR 1962-68 Steam Railway slides
Tom Jedski presents colour slides taken by Richard Biddick in the last years of British Steam
Thursday 26th October History of the RPSI.
Leslie McAllister tells the story of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, and how it has reached the limits of the 5' 3” gauge.
Thursday 30th November Railway Preservation in the ex-Communist States
Stephen Wiggs & John Jones come and tell us about what's been happening in Eastern Europe
Thursday 21st December USA Steam and Diesel Today
Preservation & Modern Day Scenes in the USA, presented by Brian Garvin.
We also plan to participate in the next Croydon Railbrains inter Society quiz.
We will have meetings on Thursdays 28th September; 26th October (A History of the RPSI, by Leslie McAllister), 30th November (Branch Photo Competition and Members' Slides) and 21st December,
in addition to participating in the Croydon Railbrains Inter-Society Quiz.
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