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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. 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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A GRAND DAY OUT ... as Wallace said to Gromit
A Report on the PRC Outing
Programme Details
Date Description Type Speaker
29-Jun-18 Past, Present and Future of the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway. Presentation Peter G. Bennett
This presentation will explain the where, the why and the how of the building of the original line. It will also tell the story of the railway’s demise and its subsequent re-emergence. Since closure the railway has faced and overcome many obstacles and problems. As a volunteer organisation it has both issues and opportunities to deal with. The latest achievement, the return to Broadway will be described together with what happens next. It is a story which has lasted over 115 years so far! It will be presented by Peter Bennett, Deputy Head of the Carriage and Wagon Department and 10 years a volunteer on the railway.
14-Sep-18 Southern Locomotives Ltd, past, present and future. Presentation Nick Thompson
19-Oct-18 A Selection of Dvds from the Andrew P. M. Wright Collection
Meeting in collaboration with the Purbeck Film Festival
16-Nov-18 The Southern Region since 1954 Presentation Michael Baker
Why not visit the Library and look at the photograph collections?
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Venue: Village Hall, Haycraft's Lane, Harman's Cross, Dorset BH19 3EB 7.30pm unless otherwise stated