All available tickets for members to visit Sir William McAlpine’s Railway and Museum at Fawley Hill near Henley on Sunday 5th August 2018 have now been allocated. 

 

 

A visit is being organised on Wednesday 4th July 2018 that will be a royal marriage of buses, coaches and trains near Windsor. The visit will start at 10:45. We will meet in the former Thames Valley Traction Co. Maidenhead waiting room where tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. After a presentation by Colin Billington on the Thames Valley & Great Western Omnibus Trust scope, activities, vehicle and archive collections there will be a tour of the restoration workshops and vehicle storage buildings which house around 70 preserved buses and coaches, dating from the First World War to the 1980s. After a buffet lunch there will be a vintage bus or coach tour via Windsor Great Park and Windsor to David Buck’s premises at Fifield to view his railway collection which includes his Finnish broad gauge Pacific 1016 and hopefully 3 locomtives will be running. Please note that all available places have now been filled for this event.

 

 

Members of the Transport Trust have been invited to visit the Beeches Light Railway in Steeple Aston in Oxfordshire on either Saturday 26th May 2018 or on Saturday 25th August 2018. The Beeches Light Railway is a private narrow gauge railway in the garden of Adrian Shooter, the former director of Chiltern Railways.

There is approximately 1 mile of track, and visitors on the open days are free to wander around the track and engine sheds at will, with many photo opportunities of the 2’ gauge engine which will be operational all afternoon. Unlimited free travel and a BBQ lunch is included in the £30 ticket price.  The day starts at 12:15, with lunch being served from 13:00. 

Final numbers and payment needs to be advised to the Beeches Light Railway at least two weeks before each day, so it is necessary for attendees to book and pay for places before either the 5th of May or the 5th of August. Only those whose cheques have been received by the requisite date will be able to attend. This is a delightful garden railway which some members have visited before. Please send your application and a cheque, for £30 per person, made out to The Transport Trust to John Gribble, 18 Vincent Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3JB. Please also email John Gribble to say you are coming. The full address of the railway will be emailed to those attending.

Further details on the railway can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beeches_Light_Railway

John Gribble This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

01932 863428

 

 

I am considering arranging a visit to the British Airways Heritage Collection at Heathrow.

British Airways would give a presentation followed by the opportunity to have a browse around their Heritage Centre.

There’s no charge for visits but they welcome a nominal £2 per person towards the welcoming tea/coffee + biscuits (oh yes!).

Probable duration in the Centre is two hours before or after which we could partake in lunch/refreshments on site.

There is also staff shop on site with a selection of merchandise.

If you are interested please e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If sufficient people are interested I will organise it for some time in the autumn, probably November.

 

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