Railway Exploration


Activity

This fascinating group has an appeal to Railway Buffs and Innocent Railway By-Standers alike.  The learning and understanding curve is gentle, captivating and invariably illustrated by first class research, photography and by film.  The group’s speciality line is the old Peterborough to Rugby line and the various routes that radiated from Market Harborough.  A highly recommended group for ladies and gentlemen members!!

Where and when

We meet at 10.30am on the third Wednesday of the month at the Kettering Road Bowling Club.

Other information

New members are very welcome and more information is available from the group leader.

Contact details

Phil Danks 01858 463922


News

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Railway Exploration – May meeting

The Railway Exploration group meets at 10.30am on the third Wednesday of the month at the Bowling Club on Kettering Road.  Our next meeting on 17th May will start at the Bowling Club for coffee, which will be followed by a walking reconnaissance of the old railway route as far as Scotland Road (subject to […]

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Railway Exploration – March meeting

The Railway Exploration group meets at 1030am on the third Wednesday of the month at the Bowling Club on Kettering Road.  At our last meeting, guest speaker Elaine Scarlett provided us with a social, historical and family perspective on the 1892 fatal railway accident at Melton Mowbray.  Our March 15th meeting will look at life […]

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Railway Exploration – January meeting

The Railway Exploration Group meets monthly at 10.30am on the third Wednesday of the month at the Bowling Club on Kettering Road, Market Harborough.  The last meeting commenced our new project on the London and North Western Railway’s 1859 extension from Market Harborough to a terminus in Northampton.  Our February meeting will host a guest […]

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Railway Exploration – January meeting

The Railway Exploration group meets monthly at 10.30am on the third Wednesday at the Bowling Club on Kettering Road, Market Harborough.  At our next meeting on January 18th we shall start our new project: the history and all things connected with the Harborough to Northampton railway –  now the Brampton Valley Way.  New members are […]

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Railway Exploration – December & January meetings

We meet monthly at 10.30am on the third Wednesday of the month at the Bowling Club on Kettering Road (but not in December when we are all too busy!).  At our next meeting on January 18th we shall start our new project: the history and all things connected with the Harborough to Northampton railway – […]

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Railway Exploration – October meeting

At our last meeting Tony Cook explained his researches into the opening and subsequent remains of a 19th century cross-country railway in Worcestershire, together with the associated family history of his great-uncle who was one of the first engine drivers on the then newly opened line.  At our next meeting on 16th November we will […]

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Railway Exploration – September meeting

The Railway Exploration group meets at 10.30am on the third Wednesday of the month at the Bowling Club on Kettering Road.  At our next meeting on Wednesday, 21st September, we will be presenting the first part of a series of previously unseen photographs of our local disused railway (Rugby to Peterborough via Harborough).   New members […]

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Railway Exploration

The Railway Exploration Group meets at 10.30am on the third Wednesday of the month at the Bowling Club on Kettering Road and our next meeting will be on Wednesday, 17th August.   Recent meetings have included a field trip to the privately restored station at Lowesby, a visit to a fine local collection of railway […]