Autumn Midweek Conference
Wednesday 8th November 2017
Birmingham Conference & Events Centre
Date and Time: Wednesday 8th November 2017 from 1000 – 1700hrs INCLUDING AN OPTIONAL SESSION OPEN TO EVERYONE INTERESTED IN OPERATING ONTO OR WITH THE NATIONAL NETWORK. This session will follow the end of the previously published timetable.
Venue: The Birmingham Conferences and Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham, B5 4EW
Attendees: The audience will include between 60- 100 chairs, directors, trustees, general managers and representatives from HRA's commercial members.
0930 Management team arrive to set up
1000 Delegates welcomed for registration, tea, coffee and pastries
1030 Keynote Address: How ORR restructuring will affect the heritage sector, concerns about rolling stock maintenance, concerns about communications within and between heritage railways - Ian Prosser Chief Inspecting Officer HMRI
1100 Using good communications to improve business both within and between heritage railways, a practical session offering ideas delegates can take back and use on their own railways – Peter Gover, UK Hydrographic Office, MoD
1200 Working with other industrial heritage attractions to drive business – Jonathan Lloyd European Routes of Industrial Heritage
1230 Working with other tourist attractions and transport partners to drive business – Steve Oates and the Isle of Wight team
1400 The Electric Railway Museum – Are being evicted from their site and need our help – Ian Brown Chairman ERM
1430 Effective Fund Raising: Making successful public appeals and bids to potential funding partners – Roger Kelly, Bluebell Railway
1500 Working with Network Rail: Revised Disposal of Redundant Railway Assets (DORRA) training opportunities, volunteer assistance and other developments in the pipe line from NR - Martin Bastiani, Programme Manager Business Improvements
1530 Removing track discharge lavatories on trains
i. A supplier who can provide retention tank systems
ii. A railway engineering company that can either do the work or offer technical support
iii. A train guard – with real time experience, good and bad
Working on and with the national network, Hugh Harkett, and Philip Benham will describe the work of the recently formed HRA Main Line Committee, and the co-operation between North Norfolk Railway, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, and Network Rail in this special extra session.
1700hrs – Close of Day
Vice chairman HRA
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