Welcome to the South Western Railway Division Centre

 

I have pleasure in presenting you with our programme of events for 2016-17.  I hope that you will find this of interest.  Note that all of our events are free and are open to everyone.

For an electronic copy of the programme please click on: SOUTH_WEST_CENTRE_01_04_HR_PRINT.

There is a very special lecture in November to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the HST, which began service in our area in 1976. Because we are so associated with this train it is apposite that engineers describe their own dealings with the story of the HST.

We are continuing our successful engagement with universities with presentations at Southampton and Cardiff this year. There is also the popular Christmas family evening in December followed by a hot buffet, and I would recommend the March presentation competition as a thoroughly interesting and enjoyable evening

Our AGM will be held on 8th May 2017.  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.

Andy Mellors
Centre Chairman
 
 

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    04 January 2017 17:00 to 20:00
    Davidson House - Reading
    Joint event with PWI Choosing the Right Trackform for a High Speed Railway
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    13 February 2017 17:00 to 20:00
    Cardiff University School of Engineering - Cardiff
    Network Rail explain the problems and innovative solutions for integrating modern technology into Victorian infrastructure More details to follow
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition event
    20 March 2017 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.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    10 April 2017 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    Engineer Graham Nicholas explains the developments of this exciting project to resurrect a brand new steam locomotive based on Sir Nigel Gresley’s original design
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    08 May 2017 17:00 to 19:00
    Rooms 5/6, Western House - Swindon
    AGM of the Railway Division South Western centre followed by presentation on the future new rolling stock for the new north of England franchise
    Industry: Railway
  • Stoke Gifford IEP Depot    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    05 June 2017 00:00 to 09 June 2017 23:00
    Hitachi Stoke Gifford Depot - Bristol
    Visit to brand new depot, pre-booking ESSENTIAL More details - including actual date - to follow
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Social event
    07 August 2017 00:00 to 11 August 2017 00:00
    Great Western Society DIDCOT
    Traditional summer visit and steam train rides, pre-booking ESSENTIAL More details - including actual date - to follow
    Industry: Railway
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