Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Railfuture is offering reduced price admission @ £15 if booking by post (or £16 if booking online) to its Summer Conference on Saturday 22 June at the Albemarle Centre, Albemarle Road, Taunton, about five minutes' walk from the railway station. These prices include a buffet lunch. The discount is aimed at the membership of organisations speaking at the Conference. The speakers themselves get free admission ! I understand that Philip is advising Tarka Rail Association of this offer.
The Conference opens at 11 am and closes at 4.30 pm. There are nine speakers as follows:
John Dora (John Dora Consulting Ltd) talking about Railways, Weather and Climate Change.
John Burch (Tarka Rail Association) "The Problem that is Cowley Bridge Junction."
Bernard Lane (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways). "Campaigning for an Effective City Rail Network."
Steve Smith (Bedwyn Trains Passenger Group) on the need to retain Bedwyn's direct service to Reading and London after electrification.
John Chapman (Kilbride Community Rail) on reopening to Tavistock.
Alan Matthews (Portishead Railway Group) on the challenges in the campaign to reopen the Portishead line.
Dean Cockwell (New Somerset & Dorset Railway) on the long term ambition to reopen a main line.
Chris Fribbins and Chris Page (Railfuture Directors) summarising the Conference.
To book by post @ £15, send a cheque payable to Railfuture, to
Taunton 2013 Conference, Railfuture, 24 Chedworth Place, Tattingstone, Suffolk IP9 2ND.
To book online @ £16 via Paypal, go to