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 Updated 6/6/18

 

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London Area Meetings

The CRC meets at St.Paul’s Church Centre, Rossmore Road, Marylebone, London NW1 6NJ. This is an attractive hall which offers a comfortable environment for our meetings. It is a short walk north from Marylebone station on the west side of the line. Rossmore Road crosses over the railway at the station throat. Bus routes 139 from Waterloo to West Hampstead and 189 from Brent Cross to Oxford Circus pass the door. It is outside the congestion charge zone and parking is free after 18.30 on both single yellow lines and meters.

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month except August - doors open 18.30 for 19.15 start, and there is a small admission charge to cover the cost of hiring the hall: light refreshments are on sale from 18.30 and during the interval. A changing selection of second-hand railway books is also on sale.

Our future meetings are as follows  -

Thursday 14th June: David Thornber Sugar Mills of Negros, Phillipines, 1978-83 A digitised slide show.

Thursday 28th June: An afternoon at Leighton Buzzard - our annual foreign-themed outing. For full details follow this link CRC LBR Invite 2018 Last few tickets remaining!

Thursday 12th July: Mike Bunn The French High Speed Rail Network. A digital presentation. Mike has previously given the CRC fascinating shows about French branch lines and the complex suburban system around Paris. This time his attention turns to the TGV network with a look at its development and continuing extension.

After the traditional summer break in August our 2018/19 season starts in September -

Thursday 13th September: Richard Pelham Steam in Three States: Southern Australia 2017. A digital slide show. Richard is a popular presenter at our meetings and this time we will see the results from his trip downunder in late 2017. Steam on all three gauges should feature mainly on preserved lines but with some main line action.

Thursday 11th October: Fred Pugh Miscellaneous Islands. A traditional slide show. Fred is well known for his particular interest in industrial railways and these are sure to feature in this wide-ranging show. Expect a few surprises both of industrial and non-industrial nature!

Thursday 8th November: Tony Eaton Tribute to Nick Tindall. A digitised slide show. Nick Tindall had been a member of the CRC since the early seventies until his untimely death in 2016. He was a long serving CRJ subeditor covering Latin America - his favourite gricing ground. This show will bring you the highlights from these travels as well as the many other parts of the world he visited.

Thursday 13th December: Brian Garvin Germany - Specials and Railtours. A digital slide show. After the UK, Germany is probably the country with most active steam both on preserved lines and heading excursions on the main line network. Brian has made many visits covering these as well as what has become a German speciality, the ‘Plandampf’. This show will bring the highlights from his travels and will feature most of the locos recently active in the Fatherland.

Thursday 10th January: John Hunt Beware of Engines.

Thursday 14th February: Peter Lemmey John Snell Tribute.

Thursday 14th March: Geoff Warren Java.

Thursday 11th April: Tony Bowles Gerald Dixon’s World of Steam.

Thursday 9th May: Mike Swift Return to Australia.

 

Offers to present shows either in London or Stafford are always welcome. Please contact Adrian Palmer at akpalmer@talktalk.net or 07774 859871 for further information.

 

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