Railways – March

Our sessions regularly take a brief look at the railway through the eyes of an artist, writer or film maker – a surprising number of famous artists liked trains!  Recently we have had presentations on: Brunel’s participation in Cotswold railway riots, a 1950s train stuck in Yorkshire snowdrifts for 3 days, the role of the railway horse, and why some railway stations have an unusual arrangement of “staggered” platforms. We also have a resident Toponymist (quite safe – he deals in unusual station names) – do you know where the old “Sexhow” station is and how it got that name?  As always, we discuss and present any topics and interesting information brought in by our members.