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The Society has two full-day meetings each year at venues within Cumbria. The Spring Meeting incorporates the Association's Annual General Meeting and moves from site to site. It is usually held on the third Saturday in March. The Autumn Meeting is usually held on the second Saturday in November.

CRA Autumn Meeting 2017

The Cumbrian Railways Association’s Autumn Meeting will be held at the Abbey House Hotel, Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness, LA13 0PA on Saturday 11th November 2017.

Following Member’s feedback, there will be a small adjustment to the times of the meeting, bringing the start forward by 30 minutes. Further details will be announced both on the website and in the Lakes Express.


A programme of Field Trips is planned to allow members the opportunity to visit areas that they may not normally get to see. There is one planned trip a year, with occasional extras organised if an opportunity arises which is too good to miss. The planned trip is normally held on the third Saturday in June. Full details will be posted when available – members also see their Lakes Express. It is important that trippers read the CRA Field Trip SAFETY STATEMENT. Two additional trips used to be planned to co-incide with the main CRA meetings. These were normally on the 3rd Sunday of March and 2nd Sunday of November, however, they have been suspended pro temps due to lack of numbers attending.

The Trips are open to both CRA members and non-members. A small charge may be made to cover administration and handouts. The Field Trip Organiser is Graham Worsnop. If you wish to join a trip, it is important that you let him know, as we may need to advise you of specific safety requirements or changes to arrangements. To contact Graham click HERE. If you would like to attend a trip, but are not a member of the CRA we will need to register you as a Day Member of the CRA ( note SAFETY STATEMENT ) for which a charge of £1 will be made.

Saturday June 17th 2017 – Piel Branch from Salthouse Junction at Barrow.

Walking the Piel branch from Salthouse Junction. The platform at The Concle is supposed to still be visible, but at least the trackbed is 100% walkable and we will get the bus back to Barrow from Roa Island. This trip will be led by Howard Quayle.

Final details will be available in the Summer issue of Lakes Express. Please read the notes above.

Details of our past Field Trips, can be found by following the link at the top of the page