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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.

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.

Talk: Canadian Pacific Project

Dr Becky Peacock, Project Supervisor of the Canadian Pacific Project will be giving a talk on project at Eastleigh Library.

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. It will also cover the history of our illustrious 'Canadian Pacific' steam locomotive which is the focus of our project and is being restored in Eastleigh Works. Come and find out about the oldest and fastest surviving Merchant Navy class steam locomotive on a preserved railway.

Date: Saturday 9th March 2019

Time: 2.30pm

Location: Eastleigh Library

Price: £3.50

For more information and to book a place see https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/product.php?productid=52334 

Women’s Work - Women on the railway

This talk will explore the varying roles of women on the railway between 1850 and 1945 (includes a film).

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.

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.

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.