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Section Details

Chairman: John Parker, mob: 07921 881915, email:

Secretary: Philip Benzie, email: 

 Meeting Venues

Station Hotel, Butler Street, Preston PR1 8BN 17:30 for 18:00

Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth LA5 9BT 17:30 for 18:00

Network Rail, North Union House, Christian Road, Preston, PR1 2NB 16:00 for 16:30 - pedestrian access via station subway, through the red door, adjacent to platform one

Network Rail, Upperby Yard, Tyne Street, Carlisle, CA1 2NP 16:00 for 16:30

Please follow link to events calendar for details of section meetings

Please click here to download the March 2017 newsletter


Section Programme

Tuesday 10th January 2017 - Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth

Gospel Oak to Barking Line Upgrading (Kirk Taylor, Stobart Rail)

Tuesday 14th February 2017 - Network Rail, Preston

Recent Developments on the Isle of Man Railway Network (Jeremy Reece, Isle of Man Transport) 

Tuesday 14th March 2017 - Network Rail, Carlisle

Reconstruction and Reconnection of Horton (Arcow) Quarry Sidings (Chris Sidwell, Story Rail)

Tuesday 11th April 2017 - Network Rail, Whitehaven

Sea Defences:  Friend or Foe? (John Parker, LBC Section Chairman)

Saturday 17th June 2017 - County Hotel, Botchergate, Carlisle, CA1 1QP

Annual Inter Section Quiz - with teams taking part from Edinburgh, Manchester & Liverpool, Lancaster, Barrow & Carlisle, Darlington & North East and Glasgow Sections