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Section Details

Chairman: Alastair Roberts

Secretary: Lynne Garner, Ronochan Cottage, Hallbank, Sedburgh, Cumbria, LA10 5JW.

Mob: 07771 672274, e-mail:

Meeting Venue

The Town Crier Inn, City Road, Chester, CH1 3AE commencing at 18.30 with light refreshments at 18.00.

Please follow link to events calendar for details of section meetings


Section Programme

Thursday 11th January 2018 - The Town Crier Inn

Mail Rail; London Post Office Railway (Alasdair Stewart)

Thursday 8th February 2018 - The Town Crier Inn

Welding Developments (Neil Harvey, Thermit Welding)

Thursday 8th March 2018 - The Town Crier Inn

Llangollen Railway - Construction & Maintenance (Alun Rawson-Williams, Llangollen Railway)

Thursday 12th April 2018 - Network Rail Depot, Hoole Bridge, Hoole Road, Chester, CH2 3JD

Making Tracks with British Steel (Daniel Pyke, British Steel)

N.B. Change of venue!

Thursday 10th May 2018 - The Town Crier Inn

Railvac System Ballast Excavation System (Steve Mugglestone, Engineering and Operations Manager, Railcare Sweden Ltd)

Thursday 14th June 2018 - The Town Crier Inn

The Introduction of OTP into the Railway (Alastair Roberts & Sam Barrett, Atkins)

Saturday 16th June 2018 - County Hotel, 9 Botchergate Street, Carlisle at 12.30pm

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