An A-Z of Switzerland

HTC Welwyn Digswell Village Church Hall, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

A Hitchin & Welwyn Garden City Branch presentation Presenter: Steve Ollive In the second of three parts describing the Railways of Switzerland, Steve will cover the railways from D to M inclusive, starting with the Dolder Bahn in Zurich and ending with the Transport Montreux-Vevey-Riviera now part of the MOB organisation. As with part one,…

A Decade of Home and Away

HTC Hitchin Tilehouse Street Baptist Church, Upper Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, United Kingdom

A Hitchin and Welwyn Garden City Branch presentation. Presenter: David Jackman In "A Decade of Home and Away" David Jackman will illustrate some of the things that have changed, as well as some that haven't, on the railway over the last decade or so, starting in the UK and then moving to Europe. In the…

Industrial Action

HTC Welwyn Digswell Village Church Hall, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

A Hitchin and Welwyn Garden City Branch presentation. This is a change from the previously advertised presentation. Presenter: Geoff Plumb. In the presentation Geoff will take a look at some industrial systems around the country, including steelworks at Corby and Staveley, paper mills in Kent, cement in Essex and a visit to Avonmouth Docks. Also,…

The Corris Railway – Past, Present & Future

HTC Hitchin Tilehouse Street Baptist Church, Upper Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, United Kingdom

A Hitchin & Welwyn Garden City Branch presentation. THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE PUBLISHED PROGRAMME Presenter: Chris Jones. Chris is stepping in at very short notice, as Richard Allen is unfortunately unable to attend. Doors open 19:00

Steam in the Kings Cross Area – in the 50’s and 60’s

HTC Welwyn Digswell Village Church Hall, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

A Hitchin & Welwyn Garden City Branch presentation. Presenter: David Percival. It was in 1953 that the Percival family moved from South London to North Hertfordshire. For the next ten years, until the end of regular steam in the area, David spotted at the ECML lineside, travelled by train to school and latterly commuted to…

Edward Thompson, Wartime CME

HTC Hitchin Tilehouse Street Baptist Church, Upper Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, United Kingdom

A Hitchin & Welwyn Garden City Branch presentation. Presenter: Simon Martin "I have much to do, gentlemen, and little time in which to do it". These words are attributed to Edward Thompson and have been taken in the past as meaning little time in which to enact change, specifically to the work of his predecessor,…

East Anglia in the 2020s

HTC Welwyn Digswell Village Church Hall, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

A Hitchin & Welwyn Garden City branch presentation. Presenter: Iain Scotchman. Details to follow. Doors open 13:30.

Branch AGM + The Son of a Rail Enthusiast

HTC Hitchin Tilehouse Street Baptist Church, Upper Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, United Kingdom

A Hitchin & Welwyn Garden City Event. The branch AGM - followed by a presentation given by Richard Cole, son of David Cole who was the founder of the branch and a Vice President of the RCTS. Richard will be looking through some of his dad’s slides and explaining how his passion for railways influenced…

Tunnel Vision – The History of the Metropolitan Railway

HTC Welwyn Digswell Village Church Hall, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

A Hitchin & Welwyn Garden City branch presentation. Presenter: Colin Brading. The story of the Metropolitan, the world’s first underground railway. Less than four miles long when it opened - to great acclaim - in January 1863, this ‘little acorn’ grew as a proud independent company to spread many branches and ‘the Met’ has shaped…

Cambridge Area Railways – Yesterday & Today (Part 1)

HTC Hitchin Tilehouse Street Baptist Church, Upper Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, United Kingdom

A Hitchin & Welwyn Garden City branch presentation. Presenter: David Scudamore In this presentation (Part 1 of a series) David will look in detail at all aspects of the Cambridge railway scene including its history, infrastructure, artefacts, trains & locomotives from the steam age to the present day. He will then take us north along…

That Was The Year That Was – 1971

HTC Welwyn Digswell Village Church Hall, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

A Hitchin & Welwyn Garden City branch presentation. Presenter: Geoff Plumb Geoff returns with another of his popular TWTYTW series. ‘That Was the Year That Was – 1971’. A very busy year covering railways in the UK, including British Railways, industrials, some North Wales narrow gauge, last of steam on London Transport, Humber paddle steamers,…

Memories of a Gorleston Spotter – Part 2

HTC Hitchin Tilehouse Street Baptist Church, Upper Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, United Kingdom

A Hitchin & Welwyn Garden City branch presentation. Presenter: Chris Wright In part two of his talk, Chris will describe spotting in Hitchin 1962 to 1965, and the many trips he took from Hitchin, in the company of local spotter pals, in pursuit of steam elsewhere. He will also talk about his final forays chasing…