With the kind assistance of Siemens Rail Automation and the Severn Valley Railway (SVR), the committee of the Midland & North Western Section have agreed to return to a location of previous successful technical visits and luncheons. We have secured places for up to 40 guests this year and seek the support from the whole of the Institution and the S&T Industry to make this yet another successful and enjoyable family event.
The programme is as follows:
10:30 Arrive and assemble at Kidderminster Town (SVR) station.
10:45 Opportunity to visit the Kidderminster Town signal box and railway museum in groups.
12:05 Special Luncheon Train departs Kidderminster Town station.
13:15 Special Luncheon Train arrives Bridgnorth station.
14:15 Special Luncheon Train departs Bridgnorth station.
15:30 Special Luncheon Train arrives at Kidderminster Town station and end of visit.
The choices for the three-course meal per individual for this event are:
Crisp breaded Camembert
Tricolore of fresh fruits
Thai crab cakes
Chef’s homemade soup
Roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, horseradish sauce
Roast leg of pork, apple, sultana & cinnamon compote.
Poached chicken fillet, sage & onion duxelle, bacon wrap
Lightly poached fillet of salmon
Vegetarian main dishes
Cauliflower cheese tartlet
Champagne and mushroom risotto served in red pepper basket
Severn Valley Eaton Mess served in a brandy snap basket
The famous duo ‘Choco – Loco’ platter with shortbread biscuit
Fresh exotic fruit salad
Baked vanilla cheesecake and summer fruit & orange compote
Cheese Selection includes biscuits, celery and grapes, homemade Bewdley ale chutney
All main dishes are served with seasoned roast and baby new potatoes with a seasonal medley of vegetables.
All desserts are served with freshly whipped vanilla cream.
Special dietary requirements catered for on request.
The cost of the technical visit, including train tickets and luncheon (excluding beverages) is £45 per adult and £35 per child (aged 5-15). All children attending must be supervised individually by an adult.
All individuals attending the technical visit MUST bring with them a railway industry high visibility vest to wear on the technical visit along with stout shoes or boots for walking on ballast and uneven surfaces. The SVR reserves the right to refuse access to the technical visit for individuals not complying with these instructions and any Health and Safety Briefing instructions.
To confirm your attendance, please send an email detailing individual names and individual meal choices of those individuals planning to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org
. All payments can be made either via internet banking sort code 09 01 51 Account 09065506 (preferred method of payment), or cheques made out to “IRSE Midland & North Western Section” and sent to the Section treasurer Clive Williams, at: 4 Mill Rise,Kidsgrove, Stoke on Trent. ST7 4UR. All payments should be received no later than Friday 1 June 2018 unless previously agreed with the Section Treasurer. For any further details, please contact Ian James Allison on +44 (0) 7794 879286.
Please note that the Institution and administrations whose sites are visited on technical visits cannot accept any responsibility for injury, damage or other difficulty which may arise. Individuals are therefore advised to ensure that their own insurance covers all appropriate eventualities.