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A visit is being arranged to Morris Lubricants at Shrewsbury. Morris Lubricants has been an independent producer of high class lubricants for 140 years, and this visit is highly recommended for all TT members who recognise the importance of first class lubrication for a myriad transport uses.

 

Detailed visit information will be sent to attendees nearer to the visit date. The cost of the visit will be advised as soon as the date is confirmed.

Please reserve places by contacting Mike Trapp - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01386 554145 - or Richard Peregrine - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01684 566293. 

 

 

de Havilland played an important part in the history of British aircraft manufacturing, notably in the development of the Mosquito combat aircraft during WW2 and the Vampire, which was the first de Havilland jet fighter.  Its factory at Hatfield had a rich heritage of jet airliner pioneer development beginning with the Comet, which went on to become one of the most successful commercial jet airliners and was later

developed into the Nimrod maritime patrol aircraft.

 

The cost for the museum tour will be £17 per person (£22 for non-members) which includes Museum admission,
the tour itself and light refreshments (Tea/coffee/biscuits). On-site parking is available.

Please contact Alan Wallwork at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve places.

 

A return visit has been arranged to the Barrow Hill Roundhouse near Chesterfield, a major centre of railway restoration and servicing of main line rolling stock. Since the last Trust visit some years ago, Barrow Hill has received a lottery grant and it will be interesting to see the changes the financial support has made possible.

 

More detailed joining instructions will be supplied to attendees nearer to the date. The cost of the visit will be advised as soon as the date is confirmed.

Please reserve places by contacting Mike Trapp - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01386 554145 - or Richard Peregrine - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01684 566293. 

 

 

Originally the production plant of Morris Motors which became part of the Nuffield organisation and later developed into the British Motor Corporation empire, Cowley is now a state of the art manufacturing plant owned by BMW.

 

TT Members have the opportunity to participate in a 2-hour exclusive guided tour around the MINI Plant at a cost of £15 per person (£20 for non-members) and as this is expected to be a popular event, early booking is advisable. Please reserve places by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible. On-site parking is also provided.

 

Note - original date sold out - a second opportunity will be scheduled in due course.

 

 

 

By kind invitation of Roger Burdett, Transport Trust members are invited to visit his private collection of buses and coaches at his premises in Corley, near Meriden. Located near the geographic centre of England, Roger has a collection of 30 coaches and buses. 17 are roadworthy and owned by him and frequently used, the remainder are in various stages of restoration. Roger has kindly offered to “Throw the doors open” to TT members to wander around the collection at will, with a fact sheet on the collection which includes rare examples such as a Foden 2 stroke, a Commer 2 stroke, Albions, AECs, Bristols and Leylands to name but a few.


Following the viewing, Roger will take members on two trips to town and country, one trip on a coach and the other on a bus. The visit is timed for a 1pm start with tea/coffee, and finish at about 4pm, at which time members can either depart or meet at the local pub for high tea and further discussion.

 

More detailed joining instructions will be supplied to attendees nearer to the date. There is no fixed charge for this visit but a voluntary donation of £15 for continual restoration is suggested for each attendee.

Please reserve places by contacting Mike Trapp - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01386 554145 - or Richard Peregrine - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01684 566293. Please book early as numbers are restricted. 

 

 

The purpose of this visit is to view the manual signal box housed on the site of London Underground’s principal engineering facility. This is due to become redundant in the next 12-18 months once the new central signalling operation is fully implemented.

 

There is no cost for this visit (except non-members £5 per person) although there may be the opportunity to offer a donation to one of LU’s chosen charities. Travel by public transport is advised as there is no public parking available on-site.

 

The date of the visit has still to be agreed with LU but should fall sometime in Spring 2019. Numbers will be limited so please express interest and/or reserve places by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as you can.

 

 

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