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Section Details

Chairman: Morris Smith

Secretary: Martin N Wooff, Post c/o BWC, 74 Main Rd, Denholme, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD13 4BL

mob: 07487 652622, (09:00 - 21:00 daily), e-mail:

 Meeting Venue

The Pullman Room, The Cosmopolitan Hotel, 2 Lower Briggate, Leeds LS1 4AE.

Meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month from September to May and begin with refreshments at 18:00.  Meetings vary in length and occasionally extend beyond 19:45.

Please follow link to events calendar for details of section meetings

Please click here to download the March 2017 newsletter


Section Programme

Tuesday 17th January 2017 - Leeds

Slope ALARMS System & Landslides (Neil Dixon)

Tuesday 21st February 2017 - Leeds

Ballast Vacuums: Lowering Tracks, Risks & Costs? (Simon Twiner, Railcare Sweden Ltd)

Tuesday 21st March 2017 - Leeds

Presidential Visit/Presentation (Steve Featherstone, PWI President & Programme Director (Track) Network Rail)

Tuesday 18th April 2017 - Leeds

Railway Bridges (Roger Bastin) & Section AGM

Tuesday 16th May 2017 - Leeds

Switch Protection using Friction Modifiers (Jay Benson, JB Rail)

September 2017 - Section Visit

Section Visit to the North Eastern Railway Engineers’ Forum (Details TBC)

Tuesday 17th October 2017 - Leeds

Railways in Brazil (Jol Bates, Managing Director Transportation, Mott MacDonald)

Tuesday 16th January 2018 - Leeds

Making Rails For More Life With Less Maintenance (Daniel Pyke)