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The Local Area Group of the Swanage Railway Trust
Photo : Andrew PM Wright
The PRC provides support for the Swanage Railway Trust and the Swanage Railway. Our main focus is the presentation of railway-oriented talks, slide and film shows. Our meetings include an "update" on the latest happenings on the Swanage Railway. Details of our latest programme are shown below.

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PRC OUTING TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT STEAM RAILWAY
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Meeting Programme
Date Description Type Speaker
21-Jun-19 Midsomer Norton rises from the Ashes Presentation John Baxter S&DHRT
John Baxter, Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust Secretary will tell the story of Midsomer Norton's transformation from a derelict site to one now providing regular train services one again.
13-Sep-19 The Swanage Railway's Project Wareham Presentation Mike Walshaw
A presentation on Swanage Railway's 'Wareham Project' by Mike Walshaw, a volunteer signal engineer in Signal & Telegraph Department.
18-Oct-19 Joint evening with Purbeck Film Festival.
15-Nov-19 Luxury Railway Travel: A Social and Business History Martyn Pring
A look back at the development of the first-class travel culture from the Royal trains of the 19th century to the modern leisure-based luxury trains of today.
Venue: Village Hall, Haycraft's Lane, Harman's Cross, Dorset BH19 3EB 7.30pm unless otherwise stated