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Canadian Pacific Project on the Watercress Line by Dr Becky Peacock


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A Heritage Lottery Funded Project to help finance a three year restoration project costing £1.5m to restore the iconic former Southern Railway Merchant Navy Class Steam Locomotive 35005 Canadian Pacific

Date and Time

24 April 2018 - 18:00-20:00


Salisbury, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - SW:Dorset & S.Wilts local network. Contact Dorset and South Wilts Chair John Savage on john@quavey.co.uk for more information.

About this event

Find out about the Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line's Heritage Lottery Fund supported Canadian Pacific Project.  This talk covers the history of the steam locomotive at the heart of this project Merchant Navy Class locomotive 35005 'Canadian Pacific' and its two wooden framed carriages.  Exploring the work that the staff and volunteers of the Mid Hants Railway are completing to get tghis locomotive back to working order and the issue that have been found in its restoration.    It will also cover the large outreach and educational programme included in the project which sees apprentices and the long term unemployed learn new skills.

Dr Becky Peacock is the Outreach and Interpretation Officer at the Mid Hants Railway.  Previously Dr Peacock completed a doctorate at Southampton University focused inThe Future of Museum Communication: Strategies  for engaging Audiences on Archaeology


18.00 Arrival and Refreshments

18.30 Lecture Begins Followed by Questions

20.00 End

Continuing Professional Development

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Free to attaend

Registration information

Please register at https://localevents.theiet.org/c5ed1d


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