Meetings are held monthly through the winter, either at:
Dennis Carson Room, Dame Elizabeth Hall, Firbank Close (off Oak Tree Lane), Bournville, Birmingham B30 1UA
unless otherwise mentioned in the text.
Please contact Mike Hadley for further details and directions.
Unless otherwise stated, meetings start at 7.30 pm and end at about 10.00 pm.
(A) Thursday April 13th: ‘Trains in 2016’ by Dave Waldren. Dave’s films are legendary, both for the content and the film quality. This will be no exception. Featuring our own WHR trips to Chasewater and Amerton, also covering special events at Fairbourne, Corris and more in the first half, and after tea, Rio Grande steam on the Cumbres and Toltec and Durango and Silverton 3 foot gauge railroads in Colorado, USA.
(A) Thursday May 18th: ‘The New LMS Patriot Project The Unknown Warrior’ by Richard Sant of the LMS-Patriot Project. This is the story of the Baby Scots and the project to build a new one. The original locomotives were designed by Sir Henry Fowler and went into service from 1930 onwards and all were scrapped at the end of steam.
(A) Thursday 15th June: ‘Fifty Years a Railwayman’ by Adrian Shooter. After a career in the upper echelons of British Rail, Adrian became the chairman of Chiltern Railways (a post which he held until 2011), and is of course, owner of the Indian themed 2ft gauge Beeches Light Railway which runs around his house in Oxfordshire. I believe he is currently chairman of Vivarail. This you really should not miss!
Further information: Mike Hadley, Round Hill, Stock Green, Redditch, Worcestershire B96 6TB
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