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« on: January 09, 2020, 03:38:18 pm »

Talk by John Scragg on GWR Modernisation to the Chippenham Civic Society,
on 21st January 2020 at 7.30pm at the Rotary Hall, Chippenham.  That's on Station Hill.


https://www.facebook.com/john.scragg1/posts/10156949994478063
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 03:52:11 pm »

I guess that's the railway line area rather than the TOC?!
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 07:40:39 pm »

I guess that's the railway line area rather than the TOC?!

Guess so - knowing the speaker, foremost the trains then the infrastructure.   The Society's website gives little clue yet - https://www.chippenhamcivicsociety.co.uk/next-society-meeting/
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2020, 12:48:30 pm »

I guess that's the railway line area rather than the TOC?!

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John will cover the current Great Western Railway modernisation project.  His talk will focus on the electrification of the Great Western Main Line and the replacement of the HSTs (High Speed Trains) by the new InterCity Express Trains.

He will also cover many aspects of the project including the modernisation of Reading Station, the work done on the Box Tunnel and Bath Station. The electrification project has been subject to serious delays and cost overruns but there have been many positive achievements as well. It will be copiously illustrated with many of John’s own photographs.
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2020, 04:42:24 pm »

Is this a 'just turn up ' event or do we need to register?
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 11:07:30 am »

Is this a 'just turn up ' event or do we need to register?

It's the same group (I think) where I attended a previous lecture ... guests welcome, I seem to recall a £2 fee.   I have, however, asked for confirmation and will post up here.    If a possy is likely to be going, polite (of course) to let them know.
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2020, 02:33:15 pm »

Is this a 'just turn up ' event or do we need to register?

It's the same group (I think) where I attended a previous lecture ... guests welcome, I seem to recall a £2 fee.   I have, however, asked for confirmation and will post up here.    If a possy is likely to be going, polite (of course) to let them know.

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You are very welcome to come along. There is £2 entry for non-members of the Civic Society, payable on arrival. I look forward to seeing you there.

Now ... my big question is "will the talk be over in time to catch the 9 O'Clock?"
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2020, 03:47:15 pm »

I am hoping to attend.  Grahame - happy to give you a lift if required.
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2020, 06:05:28 pm »

So no registration required?
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2020, 06:25:05 pm »

So no registration required?

Correct
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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2020, 08:44:22 am »

I am hoping to attend.  Grahame - happy to give you a lift if required.

Thanks - knew I had seen a note / offer somewhere.  At this late stage (answering on the day of the talk) probably best for me to drive rather than to try and co-ordinate.  Car on charge to ensure I'm CO2 friendly.
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