Narrow Gauge Railways in Great Britain (Postponed)
Narrow Gauge Railways are different to Standard Gauge (4’ 8½”) but why were they built and how many survive today? This talk explores the multitude of differences between the lines that still exist, the technology that continues to be used and the very different characteristics that each line delivers. The lines are described with their geographical location, the purpose that they now have, some amazing recent projects and illustrated with many photographs that show the picturesque terrain in which some of them are situated.
Continuing Professional Development
This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.
02 Apr 2020
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Beds and Herts Local Network
Retired Rail Engineer & Part Time Journalist
Clive Kessell is a career railwayman, trained originally as a signalling engineer but became responsible in the 1970s for developing the BR radio networks. He later became the head of Telecommunications Engineering in BR. He was President of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers in 1999/2000. He retired from mainstream employment in 2001 but continues to work as a technical journalist with the Rail-Media group, writing regularly for Rail Engineer magazine.
He has presented many talks to Rotary, Probus, U3A and Local Institution groups in his local area of West Sussex but strays into other territories when the opportunity arises. He retains an active interest in the development of new technology for the rail industry as well as researching historical rail subjects.
Herts Development Centre
1830 Networking & Refreshments
1900 Lecture starts
2000 Lecture finishes, followed by Q&A
2100 Event finishes