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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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Your welcome to a railway world

THE economic and social impact of the railways on the county will be explored in a series of talks being hosted by the Cumbrian Railways Association.

They are being held as part of an autumn meeting on Saturday November 10 at the Burnside Hotel, Bowness.

Talks include Dr Jean Turnbull on the oral history of railway workers and their families in the early 20th century; Allan McClean on his years with Virgin Trains and David Cross exploring railway photographs from the 1960s of Cumberland and Westmorland.

You can find out more about the meeting by contacting Mike Faulkner on 01900 813371.

Today’s pictures of the Millom area are examples from the association’s vast archive of railway maps, plans and photographs.

A selection of them were on show at the recent Furness Model Railway Exhibition and Saturday’s Cumbria Industrial History Association conference at Broughton.

The railway association has published a wide range of books and the Burnside Hotel meeting should see the launch of the latest one by Alan Atkinson on the history and the impact of the railways in Millom.

It also distributes regular bulletins and magazines and organises meetings and railway-related field trips.

You can find out more about membership of the association by writing to Alan Crawford at 95 Harrington Road, Workington, Cumbria CA14 2UE.

Or check the website on www.cumbrianrailways.org.uk/Membership

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