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Offer of talks to Railway Societies

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Hi all,

I also do 35mm illustrated talks all round the country to various railway societies, the subjects I talk about are:

An informal slides-only show of my 32 years career with London Transport Executive/London Regional Transport/London Underground/Metronet Rail Ltd in Civil Engineering, Permanent Way Design, Consultancy involvement with London Transport International on the Glasgow Underground Modernisation and Dublin Area Rapid Transit, right up to my penultimate role as Fleet Safety, Quality & Environmental Co-ordinator at Upminster Depot and retired on 19 January 2007 to set up my own consultancy - Rail Audit Services Ltd.
Duration: 1½ hours Illustrated with 80, 35mm slides

This talk starts with a geographical and historical introduction into where 'Lion City' is: I then break into the railways of this island Republic. These being the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit System, the Singapore Light Rapid Transit System, the NEL (North East Line) and the 'Eastern & Oriental Express' luxury cruise train that runs weekly to Bangkok. Duration: 1½ hours Illustrated with 36, 35mm slides

A collective talk dealing with pier railways and tramways of Southend, Hythe, Ryde and Ramsey.
Duration of talk: 1½ hours. Illustrated with 51, 35mm slides.

Britain's second largest tube railway in the 6.5 miles long Glasgow Underground that opened in 1896 as a cable-hauled system, electrified in 1935 using the original rolling stock until closure in 1977. Reopened in 1980 as a hi-tech system, this talk shows the history, operations and reconstruction of which I was involved in as part of a London Transport Consultancy Team.
Duration of talk: 1 hour Illustrated with approx. 50, 35mm slides.

Being married to a Filipino wife whose uncle was lately Company Secretary of Philippine National Railways, we visit Philippines every 3-5 years and these visits have culminated into a 5-section talk comprising:
INTRODUCTION: A quick history and geography lesson on the Philippines.
ROAD TRANSPORT: An insight to buses and the unique Filipino Jeepney.
PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RAILWAYS: The history, operations, growth and decline of the national railway system, which was British owned between 1892 and 1916.
MANILA LIGHT RAPID TRANSIT: Created in 1980 to alleviate road congestion in the Philippine capital, this elevated rail system with its Belgian built stock, snakes over Manila.
SUGAR CANE RAILWAYS: Dealing with the world famous Sugar Cane Lines.
All sections interspersed with various sights of the Philippines.
This talk, when presented as a Technical Paper, won me the Permanent Way Institution President's Award in 1992.

If interested, please contact me and we'll discuss further details.

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