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All meetings now start at 19.15 for 19.30 and held at the Bourne End Community Centre.
16 May 2019 Dick Fearn "My Railway Career and My Return to The Western "
Dick Fearn is a career railwayman with over 45 years experience in both the UK and Ireland. He joined British Rail in Crewe in 1973 and, after holding a number of posts around the BR regions, he first came to the Thames Valley in 1990, as Divisional Director of the Thames & Chiltern Division of BR's Network SouthEast. After rail privatisation Dick worked for Network Rail before becoming Chief Executive of Iarnrod Eireann/Irish Rail, the state-owned and operated railway network of the Republic of Ireland. On his return from Ireland in 2013, Dick retired from full-time executive roles but has taken on part-time responsibilities including Chairman of the Western Route Supervisory Board and, in the railway heritage sector, Chairman of Bluebell Railway PLC. In his talk Dick will compare and contrast his railway experiences in both Britain and Ireland and both pre and post-privatisation.
20 June 2019 Dr Les Nixon "50 years of Railway Photography Part 2 "
Les's presentation is one that covers over 55 years of railway photography from late 50s to date but not a great a deal of the Noughties . It covers both main line and some industrial systems and visits briefly many countries from around the world. All with some emphasis on a less traditional approach including general views along with the more usual front of trains on the move.
18 July 2019 Colin Miell "Travels with the LCGB in North Korea in 2014 and 2015 "
In 2014 and 2015 The Locomotive Club of Great Britain, in association with Juche Travel, ran two very successful tours to the DPRK (North Korea). This is the illustrated story of those tours, featuring an in depth look at the current railway scene, at everyday life within North Korea, and including trams, trolleybuses, and buses - something for everyone. We were afforded an amazing level of co-operation throughout both tours, especially in respect of photography, and you will see images many people thought would not be possible within that so-called 'Hermit' state.
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Outings 2019

Bookings for all these events to Brian Hopkinson, please. He will also be pleased to furnish further details.

8th June 2019 Epping and Ongar Railway A visit to the anual Steam Gala has been arranged for Saturday 8th June 2019.
7th September 2019 Statfold Barn Railway A visit to the Road Rail and Ale Steam Gala has been arranged for Saturday 7th September 2019.

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