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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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Meeting Programme
Date Description Type Speaker
19-Oct-18 A Selection of Films from the Andrew P. M. Wright Collection - with the Purbeck Film Festival Film show Andrew P. M. Wright
PART 1. Colour film of the Swanage Branch in the 1960s and early 1970s. This part of the show takes an evocative journey down the Swanage branch line and includes film covering the dying years of steam, the arrival of the diesels and the end of the line in January 1972.

PART 2. Colour film of Steam in the Bournemouth area from 1966 and 1967. This part of the show features rare film of steam in the Bournemouth area, including the steam sheds at Bournemouth which were built in the 1880s and demolished in the late 1960s.

All films are from the archive of SR official photographer and press officer Andrew P.M. Wright and have been expertly restored by BBC Studios.
16-Nov-18 The Southern Region since 1954 Presentation Michael Baker
Something Southern for everyone - Steam, Diesel and Electric.
Venue: Village Hall, Haycraft's Lane, Harman's Cross, Dorset BH19 3EB 7.30pm unless otherwise stated