Presenter: Chris Youett
The Branch programme for 2019/20 commenced at the Birmingham venue on 2nd September. We welcomed back local stalwart Chris Youett his subject being “All things Irish part 2”. There followed a whiz round Ireland north and South with slides of steam, diesel both old and new. A colourful history with particular interest in the RCTS, SLS, IRRS joint tour of 1961. Several narrow gauge lines were shown including the Tralee and Dingle which closed in 1953. Many thanks are due to Chris for a storming start to the season accompanied by his usual anecdotes and element of controversy.