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Thursday
19
APR

The GNR(I) lines to Newcastle and Derry by Charles Friel

19:00
21:45
Irish Railway Record Society
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[IRRS LONDON AREA - Thursday 19 April 2018}
Archivist, historian and RPSI activist, Charles Friel pays us another visit. He starts with lines closed in 1956 – an illustrated journey along the busy Belfast to Banbridge line, the cross-country extension to meet the BCDR at Newcastle and the sleepy branch to Scarva.

He will then present a recording of an evocative BBC NI television programme, largely based on the cine of the late Fred Cooper, made to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of the fondly-remembered former GN route from Portadown to Londonderry (Foyle Road) in 1965.