Visit to Exeter Panel Box.

Thursday 11 October 2018 – for members only.   Limited numbers.  Meet at the signal box at 13.45

Cost £5 – last few tickets left – please e-mail for details


27th April 2018.  Meeting held with senior SWR representative at Yeovil Railway Centre, followed by our AGM 

  • Hear about your rail services
  • Discuss what works – and what doesn’t
  • What are the opportunities to improve Capacity, Resilience and Rolling Stock


A very useful meeting with Andrew Ardley from SWR who answered many questions from the 50 or so attendees. A full report later.




Late September/October 2018 a meeting to with topical speakers on the lines past and future, and a summer trip


Wednesday 29th November 2017  – We visited Basingstoke Railway Operating Centre (ROC) .We met  the two Network Rail (NR)  Route (Wessex and Western) Strategic Planners for discussions and saw around this new Centre with the computer signalling, training and TOC (SWR) liaison  .Lunch was kindly provided by NR and after a good Q & A session most of those attending realized that NR do not have much funding to carry out anything except the priority projects. Our line must target CP7 (2024 to 2029) if we want to ensure infrastructure improvements could be delivered.  Overall a very enjoyable, entertaining (Knowledge based that is) visit and all came away with a better understanding of NR work and the severe limitations under which that have to operate.



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