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Section Details

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

Secretary: Philip Benzie, email: 


Meeting Venues

The Railway, 1 Preston Road, Leyland, PR25 4NT 17:30 for 18:00

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 latest section newsletter


Section Programme

Thursday 5 November 2020 - Online Meeting

Far North (lines) Track Maintenance Partnership (Jamie McPherson, Project Manager, XYZ Rail (formerly Stobart Rail) Joint meeting with the Edinburgh section.

Tuesday 12 January 2021 - Online Meeting

Runcorn Widnes Railway Bridge Restoration (Richard Johnson, Buckingham Group) 

Tuesday 9 February 2021 - Online Meeting

Details TBC. 

Tuesday 9 March 2021 - Online Meeting

Details TBC

Saturday 12 June 2021 - PWI Social Event at County Hotel, 9 Botchergate, Carlisle

Annual Intersection Quiz - Teams will be taking part from Cheshire & North Wales, Edinburgh,

Glasgow, Lancaster Barrow & Carlisle, Manchester & Liverpool and North East sections.