25th November 2019 · ‘An Eighth Colour Rail Journey’

Presenter: Paul Chancellor

Our last speaker for the autumn season was Paul Chancellor who presented his Eighth Colour-Rail journey. It had been some years since we last welcomed Paul to the Branch and by the end of the evening we were very glad to have asked him to return. He prefaced his talk with a plea that members would consider bequeathing their railway collections to an archive so that they might be enjoyed by others. Paul then took us on a tour that ranged across the whole country but all based upon the number/year 1959! This deceptively simple organising theme provided us with a hugely entertaining and nostalgic show taking in locomotive withdrawals and preservation, line closures, new liveries and many other subjects. There is endless scope for similar talks drawing on the immense collection now held by Colour-Rail.