1986 G.W.R.150 VISITS E.SWINDON

 Each school has tackled the project in
 various ways, but generally many      
 similar things have taken place.      
 Visits:-                              
 Locally, to the Railway Museum and    
 Railway Village. Further afield to the
 Swindon and Cricklade Railway, a small
 length of line owned by enthusiasts   
 with a few working engines. Even      
 further, trips to Didcot with many    
 more steam engines including "Blue    
 Peter".                               
 Others concentrated on Brunel and     
 visited The Box Tunnel, Bristol Temple
 Meads, The Clifton Suspension Bridge  
 and The S.S.Great Britain.            
 British Rail organised trips on modern
 trains between Swindon and Chippenham 
 and Swindon and Kemble.               
 A great deal was learned and a great  
 many drinks, sandwiches and crisps    
 were consumed.                        
 

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