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Talks

We are offering a selection of talks which can be given at a location of your choice or combined with your visit to the railway. Although talks are FREE; a donation would be appreciated to go towards the restoration of Canadian Pacific.

  • To find out more about dates and times that we are conducting tours and talks, please see the events page.
  • To book these talks at your chosen location please contact; outreach.mhr@hotmail.com
  • To book these talks as part of your visit to the railway please let us know when booking which talk you would like.

We can also offer ‘Photo Sessions’ for those groups that do not want to sit through a talk but would like a more interactive session. Packs include a selection of photographs pertaining to steam travel and the session is directed by one of the Can Pac Team.

Women’s Work - Women on the railway

This talk will explore the varying roles of women on the railway between 1940 to 1960.

It’s all about family on the railway - Southern Railway Servant’s Orphanage

This talk will explore the story of Southern Railway’s Servant Orphanage in Woking.

The Birth of Eastleigh - Eastleigh Works

This talk will explore the history of Eastleigh Works and how they drove the development of the town.

Canadian Pacific Project – Engineering a future from the past

This talk will explore what the Canadian Pacific Project is about, what we are doing, what we aim to achieve and how you may be able to take part.

Battle of the Atlantic

This talk will explore the role of merchant shipping lines in the Battle of the Atlantic; and why they were used to name a class of steam locomotives.

Over the Alps - The history of the Watercress Line

Explore the history of our picturesque railway from its opening in 1865 through to its closure and near extinction in 1973, and re-opening in stages as a heritage railway from 1977.