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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 November 2019 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 10th March 2020 Carlisle

Details TBC

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