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Section Details

Chair: 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

Please click here to download the January 2020 newsletter


Section Programme

Tuesday 8th October 2019 - Carnforth

The Kaikoura Job: Rebuilding KiwiRail's Main North Line in New Zealand (Phil Kirkland, Head of Maintenance Delivery, Nexus and PWI Vice President North England)

Tuesday 12th November 2019 - Carlisle

High Output Track Renewals - Ready for CP6 (Neil Sunner, Network Rail)

Tuesday 10th December 2019 - Preston

The Work of the Historical Railways Estate (Lee Holland, Highways England)

Tuesday 14th January 2020 - Carnforth

Edinburgh Waverley Remodelling (Will Storey, Story Rail)

Tuesday 18th February 2020 - Preston

Track and Structures Maintenance on the Talyllyn Railway (David Ventry, Talyllyn Railway) N.B Note the date!

Tuesday 17th March 2020 Carlisle

RILA Railway Track and Infrastructure Survey System (Roy Hickman, Fugro & Vice President, PWI) N.B. Note the date!

Tuesday 14th April 2020 - Whitehaven

Far North Track Maintenance Partnership (Jamie MacPherson, Stobart Rail) & Presidential Visit (Joan Heery, President, PWI)

Saturday 13th June 2020 - County Hotel, 9 Botchergate, Carlisle 

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