Lewes

Railways for Everbody(new)

Railways for Everybody (new)

THL Mondays 1000-1130 fortnightly from 14th Jan (6 sessions)
Conveners: David Milborrow
Patrick Collinson
Roger Fagg

Weeks 1 & 2: Patrick Collinson: The History of Railways
We will look at the origins of railways from early industrial tramways, the introduction of steam locomotion and the steady expansion, throughout the Victorian era, into a national transport system. We will also follow the steady improvement from primitive wagons to comfort and safety, from Puffing Billies to fast streamlined expresses. And we will consider what effect it had on travellers, the towns and countryside and the builders and operators of the railways.

Weeks 3 & 4: Roger Fagg: Preservation and Heritage Railways
We will explore aspects of how railways are operated, and how operating methods have developed and improved over the years. The rich railway heritage in the UK will be reviewed, and we will look at how heritage railways preserve railway history and run trains to give current and future generations the experience of rail travel from times gone by.

Weeks 5 & 6: David Milborrow: Local Operations and Timetables
These two talks will consider the development of train services in the South of England and we will discuss how the pattern has changed over the past 100 years. One topic that will receive attention is the recent timetable changes, in which Lewes seems to have fared badly, with slower trains to almost everywhere.

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