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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Programme for 2019-2021
All meetings held in the Methodist Church Stoke Road and begin at 7.30.


19th April
Society AGM followed 
by the Campbeltown & Machrihanish 
Light Railway by David Lusby

17th May
The history of Hythe, The Pier, Ferries and 


Sarah Marden

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16th June  23rd June
Mini Bus visit to Fawley Hill Railway

21st June
The History of the Swanage Railway
Brian Jackson

4th July
Visit to Volks Railway, Brighton.

Private tour of Railway and Workshops
Leaving Fareham Station 09.35 (discounted ticket £10.95) Volks Tour 12.00 (cost £15.00 including train ride).


19th July
Steam in the Hills
A talk based around locomotives working hard on some of the stiffest climbs on the rail network. A range of locomotives are featured from all four main regions.

by Simon Foote

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16th August

Reflections on the Cromford and High Peak Railway by Peter Keat
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4th September
Visit to Portsmouth Model Engineers in Bransbury Park using HMS Sultan Super Sentinel Steam Lorry

Leaving Kingfisher Park at 6.00pm 
Fare £12.00 including ride to Portsmouth and ride on Portsmouth Engineers circuit.

20th September
The Railway Environment in the 
North of England and Scotland
by Steve Bigley
18th October

Waterloo to Weymouth, Britain's last steam main line from London.

By Mike Pym
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15th November
Photographic Competition
 Gosports' Minor Railways
by Peter Keat

20th December
Railway Films and Members Buffet Suggested donation £2.00


Tuesday 7th January 2020
Winter Series 1 
A Look at Clayton Tunnel

The Blitz Years  Wartime Britain

Tuesday 14th January 2020
Winter Series 2 
The Newsreel Story of Imperial Airways
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17th January 

The Bluebell Railway
by Ian Wright
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Tuesday 21st January
Winter Series 3 
Before Beeching: Life before the 
reshaping of British Rail

Tuesday 28th January
Winter Series 4 
 Old Gosport by Bob Harrop

Tuesday 4th February

Winter Series 5 
The Moriston Project Cruachan

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Tuesday 11thFebruary
Winter Series 6 
Now it can be told 
French Resistance in WW2
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Tyne Shipyards and Docks at War

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21st February

Three Feet on Three Legs
The Railways of the Isle of Man
by Colin Brading

20th March
European Railtours
by Mike Hedderly
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17th April
AGM and An Irish Railway Miscellany 
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15th May
Flying Scotsman to Tornado
by Alan Hayward

11th June

My Life in Signalling Part 2
by Ted Cook

17th July
Women on the Railway
The Southern Railway Orphanage
by Dr. Becky Peacock

21st August
            The Rhaetian Railway of Switzerland          by Ted Vaughan

18th September
GWR Motor Buses, Steam Railmotors, Push-Pull trains. Diesel Railcars and Halts.

Brian Jackson

16th October
Chinese Railways
by John Barrowdale

20th November

Photographic Competition

The Grand Finale of British Steam

20th December

Railway Films and Members Buffet 
Suggested donation £2.00

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Tuesday 12th January
Winter Series 1 
Transport in and around Portsmouth

15th January
Cumbria's Lost Railways
Peter Keat

Tuesday 19th January
Winter Series 2 

London in the 1950s Pt 1
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Manx Mines and Minerals

Tuesday 26th January
Winter Series 3 
Old Gosport
Bob Harrop

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Tuesday 2nd February
Winter Series 4 

The West Highland Railway

The Oldest Working Electric Railway in the World. The Volks Railway.

Tuesday 9th February
Winter Series 5 

Ferry Pilot

The work of the Air Transport Auxiliary

Tuesday 16th February
Winter Series 6 
Addressing the Nation
Post Office films from 1930s covering, 
mining, fishing, Ceylon, Air Post and others

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19th February
 The Railways of Hungary
Paul Gosling

19th March
Southern Carriages
Mike King

16th April 
Society AGM followed by 
Eastleigh and the Southern
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21st May 

The Somerset and Dorset- An English Cross Country Railway
Jim Boudreau

18th June
Chalk and Cheese
The story of the Abbotsbury branch and Swanage branches, both opened in 1885, one a speculative failure the other a success

Brian Jackson

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16th July

A Look at New Zealand Railways.

by Peter Keat

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20th August

17th September
The Million Pound Railway

15th October

The History and Running of the Exbury Gardens Railway
Ian Wilson

19th November
Photographic Competition
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The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

19th December

Railway Films and Members Buffet 

Suggested donation £2.00
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Tuesday 11th January
Winter Series 1 
Early Colour film of London
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Isle of Wight Transport in 1960's

Steamed up with Fred Dibnah

Tuesday 18th January

Winter Series 2 
Old Gosport
Bob Harrop

21st January
Society Meeting TBA

Tuesday 25th January

Winter Series 3 
HMY Britannia

Motor shows of the 1950's

Tuesday 1st February

Winter Series 4 
The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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The Story of the Eight Pointed Cross
St. John Ambulance Brigade

Tuesday 8th February

Winter Series 5  
Bomber Command 1939 -1945

Tuesday 15th February

Winter Series 6  

Life at the Savoy Hotel

Somerset and Dorset Railway Reborn

18th February
Society Meeting 

18th March
Society Meeting