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A classic steam engine with one carriage

The group is for people with an interest in railways, large or small, standard or narrow gauge, new, old or preserved, UK or abroad. The main format will be a monthly session via Zoom with one of the group members or an outside contact giving a talk on something related to railways. It will also be possible for a session to consist of two or three shorter talks, perhaps on interesting rail trips or local railway developments, both on the big railway and preserved.

Peter has given sufficient talks to the railway group to his local u3a to get the group started. However, for it to be a continuing success, contributions from other members will be important. Depending on the geographical distribution of group members, it might be possible to arrange an occasional real rail outing.

Meetings will be held on Zoom, once a month, at a time and date to be arranged.


Second Thursday at 2.30 pm

Group Size & Availability

This is a new group with spaces available.

Spaces Available

How to Join

You can join this group, or the waiting list, via the Beacon Members Portal. To join a group you must first subscribe to Interest Groups Online. This is separate to a local u3a membership. 

If you would be interested in helping to lead a group around this subject or any other, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

You can contact the group leader via the Beacon Members Portal. For any other queries or information please contact the Interest Groups Online team by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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