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Forthcoming Events

 

Evening Lecture – The Frome Hoard

Wednesday 17th January   7.30pm in the Clubhouse

Free – non-members welcome

 

Evening Lecture – Moving With Pickfords

Wednesday 7th February   7.30pm in the Clubhouse

Free – non-members welcome

 

Recent Events

Our “Meet Santa by Train” event was very well received, and over 100 children took a ride on a steam train to visit Santa in his Grotto.

 

The White Horse Model Engineering and Garden Railway Show in September was enjoyed by several hundred visitors.  Modellers made good use of the trade stands to replenish and enhance their hobby.   Riding the rails behind a live steam locomotive was very popular with visitors of all ages.

 

Our evening lectures are open to anyone with an interest, we heard about the Clifton Rocks Funicular Railway near the Clifton Suspension Bridge, and the history of the railway sandwich, railway catering since inception including catering the Royal Train, from the man responsible for it.

Last June a group of 25 members and partners spent a week on the Isle of Man, exploring everything that runs on rails, steam trains, electric trams, mountain trams and horse-drawn trams, though buses were useful at times for sightseeing.