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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, Market Street, Carnforth LA5 9BT 17:30 for 18:00

Network Rail, North Shore Road, Whitehaven CA28 6AX at 1600 for 1630

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

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Section Programme

Tuesday 9th October 2018 - Carnforth

Track Bed Investigation - Revealing Hidden Depths (Phil Sharpe, AECOM)

Tuesday 13th November 2018 - Carlisle

Railvac Ballast Excavation System (Lasse Rösvik, Railcare Sweden)

Tuesday 11th December 2018 - Preston

Christmas Social Evening

Tuesday 8th January 2019 - Carnforth

Preston to Blackpool Electrification (Diarmuid Cronin, Murphy Rail)

Tuesday 12th February 2019 - Preston

Blackburn New Diesel Maintenance Depot (Greig McMillan, Arcadis)

Tuesday 12th March 2019 - Carlisle

Edinburgh to Glasgow Electrification (Mark Churchill, Alstom Group)

Tuesday 9th April 2019 - Whitehaven

21st Century Track Engineering: A Transport for London Perspective & Presidential Visit (Stephen Barber, PWI President) & AGM

Saturday 15th June 2019 - County Hotel, 9 Botchergate, Carlisle

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