Railway Exploration – December

Tony Cook is working on his 5th volume of “Fascinating Stations” and we look forward to more old photos and quirky details of station place names during 2019.   A recent visit to York by your writer unearthed an unusual bed with railway connections and also, a piece of stonemasonry commemorating one of the most influential yet paradoxically almost unheard of businessmen in the history of railways.  Gavin Ramsay will keep us updated with our own equivalent of the Antiques Roadshow and we look forward to more of members’ own topics.

Please note that we do not meet in December – our next meeting will be on 16th January 2019 starting with coffee as usual.  There is still quite a large amount of material remaining from last year & yet to be covered, so we shall use our first meeting of 2019 to catch up.  Looking back over 2018 saw a wide range of topics ranging from Chinese coal mines to the finding of a 1930s lamp post in the new Harborough station car park!  Do join us if you are at all interested in railways and their history – any material you can contribute will be most welcome.

Dudley