The famous Blue Train, running for more than 950 miles over two days from Cape Town to Pretoria may cost around £1,000 for the most luxurious single journey option but local people around Welshpool can get a glimpse of the fabulous veld scenery of South Africa and of its trains much more cheaply and without ever leaving Wales thanks to the next speaker at the Towns popular railway club.
Simon Bowden, who is a senior volunteer driver on the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway and the organiser of the Thames Valley Area Group, will give a talk on the Railways of South Africa and Zimbabwe on Monday 15th October 2018 at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall.
The meeting has been organised by the Welshpool Area Group as part of its Autumn and early Winter series of meetings. Non members are welcome to attend as well as members. A donation of £3 to cover expenses is requested and there will be light refreshments and raffle.
Further details are available from Steve Page (Vice Chair) on 01686 650102.
Are there any WAG members who could help for an hour or two at the Model Railway Exhibition at the Town Hall Welshpool on Saturday 27th October from 9am to 4pm. The help needed is with the W&L Sales Stand for the WLLR. Anyone who can help should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The revised Autumn Programme is here: PROGRAMME-AUTUMN2018
The Annual Steam Gala takes place from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September with events taking place at Raven Square, Llanfair Caereinion and along the line.
Attractions include a visiting engine (Superb), a double decker bus service, stalls, displays and activities along with an intensive rail service.
Full details can be found at www.wllr.org.uk
The Town Council in Welshpool has set up a Welshpool Pride Group to carry out historic projects including the restoration of the Cattle Docks and Transfer Station at Welshpool.
Work is due to start on 4th September 2018.
Full details can be found on their web site at www.welshpoolcivicpride.org.uk
The railway is looking for volunteers to help with car parking at Raven Square Station on Saturday and Sunday 23rd and 24th June. Anyone interested should call Frances on 01938 811378 or email email@example.com
The next meeting for everyone is Monday 21st May at 7.30pm in the Town Hall Council Chamber. The subject is the Montgomery Canal.
The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway runs between Welshpool Raven Square and Llanfair Caerinion through wonderfull countryside.
Please see web site at www.wllr.org.uk for full details.