Welcome to the South Western Railway Division Centre


In this, my first season as Chairman, I have pleasure in welcoming you to our programme of events for 2015-16. I hope that you will find this of interest. Please can you help us to spread the word that all of our events are free and are open to engineers of all disciplines, and indeed to non-engineers.

Our AGM will be held on April 25th 2016. If you have any suggestions for future lectures, technical visits or other matters, or would like to be considered for a position on the Committee, we would be very pleased to hear from you.

For an electronic copy of the 2015/16 programme please click here.

Andy Mellors
Centre Chairman

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    14 December 2015 17:00 to 20:00
    STEAM Museum - Swindon
    Lecture about the exciting new trains coming to the Great Western, and an update about the factory in England being constructed to build them. Followed by a hot buffet. More details to follow.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    06 January 2016 17:15 to 20:00
    Davidson House - Reading
    Joint Event between Railway Division South West Centre and Permanent Way Institute. Andy Savage will look at the history of railway built heritage in the UK, the issues that led to the demolition of much of it, and how the RHT has contributed over the last 30 years to the retention and rehabilitation of what has survived.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    25 February 2016 18:00 to 21:00
    Reading University, Palmer 1.09 Lecture Theatre - Reading
    Talk about the design and planning for the new rolling stock MORE DETAIL TO FOLLOW
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    14 March 2016 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    One of the highlights of the year; Young Engineers (typically with less than 10 years experience) will present their papers, in competition with each other. The winner will receive a prize of £200 and will go forward for a place in the national final later in the year at Birdcage Walk, London. And other prizes for the runners-up. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR TAKING PART IN THIS EVENT PLEASE CONTACT MICK JAMES AT THE ADDRESS SHOWN BELOW
    Industry: Railway
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