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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.

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Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Time

02 Apr 2020

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Calendar
Add to Calendar 04/02/2020 18:30 04/02/2020 21:00 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. Robertson House, 6 Six Hills Way, Stevenage SG1 2FQ, UK

Organiser

Beds and Herts Local Network

Speakers

Clive Kessell

Clive Kessell

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.

 

Location

Herts Development Centre

Six Hills Way
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG12FQ
United Kingdom

Programme

1830  Networking & Refreshments

1900  Lecture starts

2000  Lecture finishes, followed by Q&A

2100  Event finishes

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