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Last updated 21st November 2017

  • Northampton Branch"Part 2 of the Peter Bland Collection" meeting report added  21/11/2017
  • Bristol Branch"'The Regional Railways Story'" meeting report added  19/11/2017
  • Cambridge Branch"'Australia Part II & an European miscellany.'" meeting report added  18/11/2017
  • Furness, Lakes & Lune Branch"Green Diesel Era" meeting report added  13/11/2017
  • Furness, Lakes & Lune Branch"Preston to Windermere in last years of steam" meeting report added  11/11/2017
  • Hitchin Branch"American Wanderings, Heading East" meeting report added  09/11/2017
  • South Wales / De Cymru Branch"‘Railways In East Anglia in the 1980s and 1990s and South Wales in the 21st Century’" meeting report added  09/11/2017
  • Hitchin Branch"American Wanderings, Heading East" meeting report added  08/11/2017
  • Northampton Branch"The Norfolk & Suffolk Joint Railway Company" meeting report added  05/11/2017
  • Chichester Branch"By Rail to Chichester, 1846-2016 " meeting report added  04/11/2017
  • Northampton Branch"Blue Diesels" meeting report added  04/11/2017
  • Sussex Branch"The Railways of Paris, their History and Development - Part 1" meeting report added  03/11/2017
  • East Midlands Branch"'Westwards from Doverlooking for steam around 1960'" meeting report added  03/11/2017
  • East Midlands Branch"1900 Branch AGM followed by at 2000 Branch Member Stephen Harrison presenting rare cine films" meeting report added  03/11/2017
  • East Midlands Branch"'Strictly Freight Only'" meeting report added  03/11/2017
  • East Midlands Branch"'Life with Tornado'" meeting report added  03/11/2017
  • ReferenceTOPS Locomotive Pools Revised. Pool ICHP: New; Pool XHCC Revised.  02/11/2017
  • Windsor and Maidenhead Branch"Mail Rail" meeting report added  30/10/2017
  • Windsor and Maidenhead Branch"Mail Rail" meeting report added  30/10/2017
  • Windsor and Maidenhead Branch"Mail Rail" meeting report addedIt was “house full” in October, with Cox Green Community Centre having a near-record attendance to hear Chris Taft talk about Mail Rail. Chris is Head of Collections for the Postal Museum in Clerkenwell, central London, and told the background and history of the major new attraction which opened in July this year. The Post Office Underground Railway, to give its official title, opened in 1927. A commission to look into such a scheme was set up in 1909, and reported two years later. An act empowering its construction was passed in 1913, but matters were inevitably delayed by the First World War. From 1917, part-constructed stations were used to store paintings and other artefacts from London’s museums. The line opened throughout in 1927 with a gauge of 2 feet, running from near Liverpool Street station in the east, to Paddington in the west, and most important of several intermediate stations was Mount Pleasant. The trains were unmanned, operated from a series of remote control points. The initial rolling stock was updated in 1930, and replaced at various times, the last being Hunslet-built vehicles in 1980. Use of the railway had already begun to decline, and the opening of the Railnet hubs, such as Willesden in 1995, sounded its death knell The line closed throughout in 2003. The Postal Museum has re-opened a one kilometre section at the museum, using part of the Mount Pleasant stop, which is proving extremely popular with the public. If you want to book a seat, you will be waiting well into next year!  30/10/2017
  • Windsor and Maidenhead Branch"Mail Rail" meeting report added  30/10/2017
  • Windsor and Maidenhead Branch"Mail Rail" meeting report added  30/10/2017