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The next meeting starts at 19.15 for 19.30 and held at the Bourne End Community Centre.

Please note that in future, all meetings will now start at 19.15 for 19.30

21 June 2018 Rev. Canon Brian Arman "The Golden Age of Swindon Works 1940 to 1986"
C.B. Collett was the Chief Mechanical Engineer for Swindon Works from 1921 to 1941; and during this period he greatly improved the works Boiler Making and its facilities for working with heavy gauge sheet metal
19 July 2018 Brian Ringer "Strictly Freight Only - Part 2"
Brian a former Freight Operations Manager at the Strategic Rail Authority continues with the second of his presentations of the freight business on Britain's Railways .
20 September 2018 Bob Sweet "Ancient and Modern"
Bob's presentation will deliver another excursion into his extensive archive of railway photographs, from “golden oldies", through to the present day, and includes unusual scenes from both UK and further afield.
18 Octoberber 2018 Brian Stephenson "European Railways before 1947"
Brian's presentation will feature images from the Rail Archive Stephenson and is described briefly as "lots of vintage views of Dutch, Belgian and French steam; pre war Swiss steam and Electric wth a few Wartime views in France ad Germany".

Outings 2018

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

26 May 2018 Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway A visit to the Cotswold Festival of Steam at Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway has been arranged for Saturday 26th May 2018. This event is celebrating the opening of the line to the newly opened Broadway Station, and is scheduled to include King Edward 11 from the Didcot Railway Center.
04 August 2018 Great Central Railway A visit to the Great Central Railway has been arranged for Saturday 04th August 2018. This event is commemorating the end of steam on British Railways, and it is hoped that 70013 Oliver Cromwell will be in service at the event, just as it did in the final days of BR Steam in 1968.

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