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

Railway Exploration – October meeting

Our September meeting welcomed two new faces for a taster session and hopefully they enjoyed our varied discussion and presentations which ranged from funeral trains in the south of England to the forerunner of HS2 in the North.  On 18th October we shall meet as usual at the Bowling Club, Kettering Road at 1030am to […]

Railway Exploration – September meeting

Our last meeting comprised a most enjoyable visit on a fine summer’s day to the privately-owned former railway station at Theddingworth.  In September we shall meet as usual at the Bowling Club, Kettering Road, Market Harborough (3rd Wednesday of the month – September 20th 10:30 am) for our usual discussions over coffee followed by presentations. […]

Railway Exploration – August meeting

Our next meeting on Wednesday, 16th August will, subject to weather, comprise a field trip to the now privately-owned former railway station at Theddingworth.  We shall meet as usual at the Bowling Club, Kettering Road, but at the slightly earlier time of 10am for coffee prior to the visit.  There will be an alternative wet […]

Railway Exploration – July meeting

Our next meeting on 19th July will, subject to the weather, comprise a field trip to a place of local railway interest.  An alternative indoor programme will continue our study of other interesting railway topics.  Phil Danks.

Railway Exploration – June meeting

The Railway Exploration group meets at 10.30am on the third Wednesday of the month at the Bowling Club on Kettering Road – with coffee available from 1015.  As usual, our next meeting on 21st June will present a number of eclectic topics for discussion and appreciation by the group.  New members are always welcome – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]