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Railways Studies Group

PETERBOROUGH U3A RAILWAYS STUDIES GROUP           

The group aims to cater for a wide range of railway-related interests, including historical development, impact of railways on the social, economic and physical environment, preservation, rail travel, railway infrastructure, etc. The programme for 2017-18 encompasses a number of presentations, some delivered by guest experts and others by group members. It is hoped, too, that members can be motivated to undertake research to extend knowledge of particular aspects of railway development, notably of the local network. An integral part of the group's activities will be visits to some of the many sites of railway interest within easy travelling distance of Peterborough.

Meetings held 3rd Tuesday of each month September to June inclusive, between 14.00 and 16.00 at Peterborough & District Indoor Bowling Centre, Burton Street, Peterborough, PE1 5HA.

Peterborough U3A Railways Studies Group Meetings 2017-18

2017

 

 

 

September

19

New England Engine Workings 1950-1965

 Fred Tee

October

17

Iron Railways of Northamptonshire

John Douglas

November

21

 Railways & Ironstone in the East Midlands

Gordon Kobish

December

19

Christmas DVDs, Social & Buffet

 

2018

 

 

 

January

16

More Railway Ramblings

 Bill Watkins

February

20

Signals, Stations & Structures

Robert Warburton

March

20

Norfolk & Suffolk Joint Railway

Rugby to Peterborough

Brian Sullivan

Tommy Tomalin

April

17

A History of Barry Scrapyard

Roger Hardingham

May

15

'Bahamas' and its Restoration to Mainline Operations.

John Hillier

June

19

GWS & 50 Years of Didcot Railway Centre

Terry McCarthy

Meeting donation - about 50p to £1 – to cover costs of hire, any visiting speaker’s expenses, refreshments.  Needed for first meeting and all subsequent meetings, a volunteer to collect donations and maintain a register of attenders, to ensure we know who is present should there be an emergency. 

NB.1)  It is U3A policy for donations to be collected three times a year, i.e. termly, thus the first donation, due 19 September will be £2 – cheques payable to U3A Peterborough.  

2) All group members must be paid-up members of U3A – you will be required to show your U3A membership card for 2017-18 (orange colour) as required.

Group Trip - 1) Didcot Railway Centre - Wednesday 30 August, cost £30 for U3A members, £33 non U3A members.  For further details and booking form contact Terry McCarthy at terrymacu3a@gmail.com

2) LT Museum Covent Garden/Acton Depot - LT Reserve Collection

Following are a number of images:

A series representing the presentations scheduled for this year;

Views taken on the Group Visit to Didcot Railway Centre in August 2017.  

 

 

 

 

 

Location:
Peterborough

Organiser: Terry McCarthy
Telephone: 01733 232518
Email: terrymacu3a@gmail.com

Usual activity day: Tuesday
Frequency: M3

Tue, 21st Nov 2017 at 14.00
Tue, 19th Dec 2017 at 14.00
Tue, 16th Jan 2018 at 14.00
Tue, 20th Feb 2018 at 14.00
Tue, 20th Mar 2018 at 14.00
Sun, 15th Apr 2018 at 14.00
Tue, 17th Apr 2018 at 14.00
Tue, 15th May 2018 at 14.00
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