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The Local Area Group of the Swanage Railway Trust
The PRC provides support for the Swanage Railway Trust and the Swanage Railway. Activities include meetings of railway-oriented talks, slide and film shows. The meetings also include an "update" on the latest happenings on the Swanage Railway when available. Details of the programme are shown below.

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PRC SUMMER OUTING 11th June 2017
LYNTON AND BARNSTAPLE - WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY
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Programme Details
Date Description Type Speaker
10-Feb-17 60 Years of Railway Photography Slide show Brian Jackson
During the past sixty years, the railways have changed out of all recognition, likewise photography where the once popular family box camera has progressed to the latest digital equipment. In 1956 the diesel locomotive was just developing on the rail system, the steam engine still reigned supreme and the only concession to modernity was the Southern Electric. Brian’s presentation will attempt to capture the ever changing railway scene, not only in respect of the locomotives but also as regards the infrastructure and other technical aspects of railway operation. This presentation is guaranteed to be an absorbing excursion down memory lane.
10-Mar-17 Restoration of The Brighton Belle Gordon Rushton
This presentation describes the project to restore the Brighton Belle to the British mainline.
07-Apr-17 The Gartell Light Railway (GLR). Presentation John Penny
John Penny, co-owner of the GLR, provides an insight into this delightful narrow gauge railway.
12-May-17 The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Presentation John Berry
This presentation previews the PRC Summer Outing.
Why not visit the Library and look at the photograph collections?
Venue: Village Hall, Haycraft's Lane, Harman's Cross, Dorset BH19 3EB 7.30pm unless otherwise stated