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RROS Speakers

2022-07-04The Canal & River TrustRichard Parry (Chief Executive)
2022-06-06The Track Safety ProjectNick Millington (Network Rail)
2022-05-09The Sustainable RailwayGordon Rushton
2022-04-28Spring LuncheonBill Reeve (Transport Scotland)
2022-04-11AGM (York)Andrew Cooper
2022-03-07An update on Irish RailJim Meade CEO
2022-02-07Keep the wheels turning - and other challenges for railway engineersBridget Eickhoff
2022-01-10The RAIB experienceCarolyn Griffiths
2021-12-06Network Rail updateAndrew Haines
2021-11-25Autumn LuncheonJohn Smith CEO GB Railfreight
2021-11-01A Journey into Railway History (York)Felix Schmid
2021-10-04Railways and AcademiaProfessor Felix Schmid
2021-09-17Spring Luncheon (postponed)Mary Grant CEO Porterbrook
2021-09-06Designing HS2Professor Andrew McNaughton
2021-08-02HR on the railway in the 21st CenturyRuth Busby (GWR)
2021-07-05Great British RailwaysDick Fearn
2021-06-07National Express - Germany CallingAndrew Chivers (virtual meeting)
2021-05-10AGMCliff Perry (virtual meeting)
2021-04-12A Spinner SpeaksRupert Brennan Brown Porterbrook (virtual mtg)
2021-03-01A Railway in Crisis?Tim Shoveller Network Rail (virtual mtg)
2021-02-01Building Back Better, Greener and FasterSteve White COO, GTR (virtual mtg)
2021-01-04Trains, Trams and BusesChris Coleman (virtual mtg)
2020-12-07High Speed OneDyan Crowther CEO (virtual mtg)
2020-11-02Railway JournalismNigel Harris (virtual mtg)
2020-10-05The Challenge of New TrainsRoss Spicer (virtual mtg)
2020-09-07Carbon and Water - Its Not Just About Running TrainsAndrew MacPherson (virtual mtg)
2020-08-03Cross-Country Trains Customer ServiceTom Joyner MD (virtual mtg)
2020-07-06Social Media in TransportVernon Everitt TfL (virtual mtg)
2020-06-01London MeetingCancelled
2020-05-07Spring LuncheonEvent Postponed
2020-04-06Meeting PostponedYork
2020-03-02London TravelWatchArthur Leathley
2020-02-03AGMCharles Belcher
2020-01-06Policing in the 21st CenturyPaul Crowther BTP
2019-12-02How not to do FranchisingIryna Terlecky
2019-11-15Members LuncheonSir Peter Hendy
2019-11-04Railways and Transport policy Stephen Joseph
2019-10-07The Scottish WayAlex Hynes
2019-09-02Lessons from the past, inspiration for the futureSimon Coppen (Burges Salmon)
2019-08-05Another Young Rail Professional (Birmingham)Georgia Ehrmann
2019-07-01What I think of you lotRoger Ford
2019-06-03What I've learnt about railways the hard WayMike Goggin
2019-05-02Spring Luncheon: Network Rail - the first 200 daysAndrew Haines
2019-04-08A Young Rail Professional's Guide to Network Rail (York)Fjolle Bunjaku
2019-03-04Why Transport Focus is Good for YouAnthony Smith
2019-02-11AGMSir Michael Holden
2019-01-07Thameslink Engineering ChallengesSimon Blanchflower
2018-12-0330 Years on from ClaphamKen Burrage
2018-11-16Members LuncheonBridget Rosewell C.B.E.
2018-11-05HS2 The Engineering and Construction ChallengeGiles Thomas
2018-10-08Thameslink OperationsGeorge McInulty
2018-09-03Crossrail 2, where is it now?Chris Moores
2018-08-06Heathrow Southern RailwayChris Stokes (Birmingham)
2018-07-02The Digital RailwayAndrew Simmons
2018-06-04Crossrail EngineeringSir Terry Morgan
2018-04-19Spring LuncheonMike Brown MVO (TfL Commissioner)
2018-04-09The National Railway Museum Development Plan (York)Judith Mc Nicol
2018-03-05Crossrail UpdateHoward Smith
2018-02-05AGMColin Porter
2018-01-08RMT General SecretaryMick Cash
2017-12-04H.M. Chief Inspecting Officer of RailwaysIan Prosser
2017-11-17Members LuncheonLord Andrew Adonis
2017-11-06Not being a RailwaymanRob Holden
2017-10-02Stagecoach Rail GroupTim Shoveller
2017-09-04Miners and Railwaymen – money that makes for securityPaul Trickett
2017-08-07Some of our YesterdaysRichard Malins (Birmingham)
2017-07-03Railways and some PoliticsIain Stewart M.P.
2017-06-05Govia Thameslink RailwayNick Brown
2017-05-08ORR – from Rail Regulation to Rail and Road Dr Stephen Glaister CBE
2017-04-20Locomotive no. 9 and other storiesJohn Cameron (Spring Luncheon)
2017-04-03Marriage, Concessions and Open AccessSean and Jane English (York)
2017-03-06Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary Sir Thomas Winsor
2017-02-06AGMRichard Goldson
2017-01-09Network Rail after the ArmyRobbie Burns
2016-12-05A railway career in Ireland and elsewhereGerald Beesley
2016-11-18Members LuncheonNicholas Owen
2016-11-07Deutsche BahnJohannes Ludewig
2016-10-03Red for DangerCliff Perry
2016-09-05East Meets WestRob Brighouse
2016-08-01The Institution of Railway OperatorsFiona Tordoff (Crewe)
2016-07-04A Life in Railways and WaterHeidi Mottram
2016-06-06Rail Franchising in Germany and c2c UpdateJulian Drury
2016-05-09Digging for Gold , projects in mining and railwaysDon Cunningham
2016-04-21Spring LuncheonSir Peter Hendy
2016-04-04The Quintinshill DisasterProfessor Robin Smith (York)
2016-03-07Railways in Britain and IrelandSteve Murphy
2016-02-01AGMDick Fearn
2016-01-04Britain's Railways at a Crossroads?Michael Holden
2015-12-07Perspectives on PrivatisationLord Richard Rosser
2015-11-02Franchising Rail ServicesRichard Brown
2015-10-05Chiltern Railways public and privateAdrian Shooter
2015-09-07Heathrow AirportSimon Earles
2015-08-03The Birmingham Gateway ProjectMick Miller (Birmingham)
2015-07-06East-West RailPatrick O'Sullivan
2015-06-01Network Rail Past, Present and FutureRobin Gisby
2015-04-27Recollections of a Man from the MinistryJohn Palmer
2015-04-16Spring LuncheonChristian Wolmar
2015-03-30A Life under the Ocean Wave (York)Captain Stephen Upright
2015-03-02A View from the BridgeJohn Welsby
2015-02-02AGMPeter Whittaker
2015-01-05CrossrailHoward Smith
2014-12-01Franchising developmentsAndrew Nock DfT
2014-11-14Members LuncheonSteven Brindle, English Heritage
2014-11-03Dover HarbourTim Waggott
2014-10-06Hornby HobbiesJamie Buchanan
2014-09-01High Speed in Europe and JapanProfessor Felix Schmid
2014-08-04The Roundhouse DerbyIan Harris
2014-07-0740 Years of Health & Safety in BritainJudith Hackitt CBE
2014-06-02UK and Continental Railway PracticeRichard Brown
2014-05-12West Coast Electrification - a RetrospectivePeter Stanton
2014-04-10Spring LuncheonBridget Eickhoff
2014-04-07Railways in China - a story of two unequal halvesIvor Warburton
2014-03-03Highlights of a Railway CareerLew Adams
2014-02-03AGMColin Boocock
2014-01-06The Railway InspectorateMajor John Poyntz
2013-12-02Railways in the 21st CenturyProfessor Rod Smith
2013-11-15Members LuncheonIan Walmsley
2013-11-04CrossrailCharles Devereux
2013-10-07The Thameslink ProjectDavid Weedon
2013-09-02High Speed 2Andrew McNaughton
2013-08-05The Development of Signalling Control Centres (Derby)Ian Mitchell (Delta Rail)
2013-07-01Railway Accidents, Lessons from the PastClive Kessell
2013-06-03Network Rail Operating StrategyIan Barnes
2013-05-13Network Rail Asset ManagementPatrick Bossert
2013-04-18Spring LuncheonClaire Porter (IRSE & Thales Transportation Systems)
2013-04-08Mail on Rail (York)Alan Williams
2013-03-04Future Railway Technical StrategyFrancis How (RIA)
2013-02-04AGM + Holding the LineChris Austin
2013-01-07Flying Scotsman USA: Unintended events of 1969Kyle Bosworth
2012-12-03Railroads of AlaskaMichael Weinman
2012-11-16Members LuncheonAnna Walker
2012-11-05Developments at London Southend AirportJonathan Rayner
2012-10-01All Steamed UpBill Parker
2012-09-03DP World London Gateway PortBob Ingram
2012-08-06East Midlands Trains (Derby)David Horne
2012-07-02When Wales met ERTMSPeter Leppard
2012-05-28The Siemens Rolling Stock StoryHans Bencker
2012-04-30The Life and Times of Sir Alastair MortonNick Comfort
2012-04-19Spring LuncheonDavid Higgins
2012-04-02Running a heritage railway (York)Philip Benham
2012-03-05c2c RailJulian Drury
2012-01-09Chiltern Railways updateAdrian Shooter CBE
2011-12-05Expanding the Network through rail based developmentJohn Chapman
2011-11-18Members LuncheonSteven Norris
2011-11-07Green Transport CampaigningStephen Joseph (CBT)
2011-10-03The BRB Lives on!Terence Jenner
2011-09-05Working at the Railway Heritage TrustAndy Savage
2011-08-01Passenger Priorities (Birmingham)Anthony Smith (Passenger Focus)
2011-07-04From Regulator to SignalmanChris Bolt
2011-06-06Railway Art and LiteratureDr Paul Salveson MBE
2011-05-09Railway and Shipping Heritage WorldwideDavid Morgan (HRA)
2011-04-28Ladies LuncheonLord Peter Snape
2011-04-04Community Railways (York)Neil Buxton (ACoRP)
2011-03-07Making the Case for RailLord Richard Faulkner
2011-01-05The Rail HeritageSir Neil Cossons (English Heritage)
2010-12-06Rail FreightLord Tony Berkeley
2010-11-12Members LuncheonSimon Jenkins
2010-11-01Major ProjectsRobbie Burns (Network Rail)
2010-10-04Rail in LondonIan Brown (TfL)
2010-09-06Living with Volcanic AshAndrew Haines (CAA)
2010-08-02The Last UK Train Builder - Derby, with Works VisitJon Seddon (Bombardier)
2010-07-05An Engineer's LifeTony Mercado (DfT)
2010-06-07Piper Alpha and SafetyLen Porter (RSSB)
2010-05-10Heritage RailwaysMark Smith (member)
2010-04-22Ladies LuncheonNick Owen (BBC)
2010-04-12Life in a Train Operating Company (York)Andy Cooper
2010-03-01The Next Ten Years at Network RailRobin Gisby
2010-01-04Reflections on PolicingSir Ian Johnston
2009-12-07Preparation for the 2012 OlympicsChristopher Garnett
2009-11-20Members LuncheonJohn Swift QC
2009-11-02Defence LogisticsMervyn Rogers
2009-10-05British Transport PoliticsLord Bill Bradshaw
2009-09-07British Airports PolicyVernon Murphy
2009-08-0340 years of a changing railway (Birmingham)Gordon Rushton
2009-07-06The UK Bus IndustryLeon Daniels
2009-06-01China and TangulaIvor Warburton
2009-05-11An update on the West Coast Main LineStuart Baker
2009-04-21Ladies LuncheonElaine Holt
2009-04-06Future Structure of Railways in the UK (York)John Nelson
2009-03-02Postponed AGM + Railway Electrification Case 1981David Cobbett
2009-02-02AGMMeeting cancelled
2009-01-05High Speed Rail for BritainJim Steer
2008-12-02The Welsh Highland Railway ProjectPeter Randall
2008-11-20Members LuncheonJohn Armitt
2008-11-03The Fun and Challenge of Railway ProjectsMike Nichols
2008-10-06The Challenge of ChernobylMajor Miles Shepherd
2008-09-01An Update on CrossrailKeith Berryman
2008-08-04Tyseley Engineering in BirminghamBob Meanley
2008-07-07High Speed for KentCharles Horton
2008-06-02The Franchiser's TaleChris Stokes
2008-05-12How Things HappenTony Ridley
2008-04-22Ladies LuncheonBrenda Klug
2008-04-07York MinsterThe Rev Canon Jeremy Fletcher
2008-03-03Railway Heritage Trust - an UpdateJim Cornell
2008-01-07The Jing Peng Orient ExpressDavid Maidment
2007-12-03Eurostar and St.PancrasRichard Brown
2007-11-16Members LuncheonSir Bob Reid
2007-11-05Privatisation was Not my FaultChristian Wolmar
2007-10-01Amnesty InternationalKate Allen
2007-09-03Alfred Wainwright and IPeter Linney
2007-08-06Steam in the 21st Century - has it a future ? (Crewe)Pete Waterman
2007-07-02The Darjeeling-Himalayan RailwayPaul Whittle
2007-06-04The Railway Children - Strategy & PolicyAndy McCullough
2007-05-14Britain's Railways - Boom or BustRichard Bowker
2007-04-24Ladies LuncheonGwyneth Dunwoody
2007-04-02Northern RailHeidi Mottram
2007-03-05Station CateringTony Keating
2007-01-08Pipelines Across The WorldJohn Hammond
2006-12-11Rail in LondonIan Brown
2006-11-17Members LuncheonPeter Rayner
2006-11-06The Bluebell RailwayChris White
2006-10-02The Rail Accident Investigation BranchCarolyn Griffiths
2006-09-04CrossrailCharles Devereux
2006-08-07The Work of AEA Technology Rail (Derby)Richard Waterman
2006-07-03The New Southern RailwayNick Mitchell
2006-06-05Army to Railway ForumAdrian Lyons
2006-05-08The Great Cockcrow RailwayTony Howker
2006-04-25Ladies LuncheonCandida Lycett Graan
2006-04-03Open Access (York)Mike Jones
2006-03-06Modern Track MaintenanceRichard Spoors
2006-02-06AGM & Pension mattersIan Henderson
2006-01-16Rail Research in the EUBill Bird
2005-12-12Political ReflectionsTony Benn
2005-11-18Members LuncheonJohn Welsby
2005-11-07Lloyds RegisterDavid Moorhouse
2005-10-03A Lawyers View of the Privatised RailwayGordon Hall
2005-09-05First Great WesternAlison Forster
2005-08-01Serco and Northern Rail (Birmingham)Brian Burdsall
2005-07-04My CareerVice Admiral Sir Michael Moore
2005-06-06Japan and its RailwaysProfessor Rod Smith
2005-05-09Around the World in 77 DaysColin Boocock
2005-04-19Ladies LuncheonRebeka Sellick
2005-04-11Writing about Railways (York)Andrew Martin
2005-03-07Rolling Stock LeasingPeter Aldridge
2005-02-07AGM and PensionsDavid Maddison
2004-12-06Reflections on RailtrackSimon Osborne
2004-11-19Members LuncheonAndrew McNaughton
2004-11-01West Coast Main Line at Full TiltDon Heath
2004-10-04I too tried to run ScotRailPeter Cotton
2004-09-06Fraser Eagle – the Story so FarChris Chambers
2004-07-05National Express GroupNick Brown
2004-06-07Railways in Sri LankaPeter Lemmey
2004-05-10Irish Rail TodayDick Fearn
2004-04-20Ladies LuncheonSir David Mitchell
2004-04-05The National Railway Museum (York)Frank Paterson
2004-03-01Reflecting on RailwaysPeter Snape
2004-01-05Transport without an AutocueAlan Whitehouse
2003-12-01Riding the Canadian RailsChris Mew
2003-11-14Members LuncheonAlan Williams
2003-10-06From Stalingrad to Signalman on the SouthernHenry Metelmann
2003-09-01And now for something completely differentGareth Hadley
2003-08-04Welshpool & Llanfair Railway (Birmingham)Reg Davies
2003-07-07Matters S&TKen Burrage
2003-06-09ASLE&FMick Rix
2003-05-12Railway Safety and EuropeAidan Nelson
2003-04-22Ladies LuncheonIryna Terlecky
2003-04-07Music on the Move (York)John Spencer Gilks
2003-03-03Liverpool St and the Broadgate DevelopmentPaul Taylor
2003-01-06Wessex TrainsCharles Belcher
2002-12-02BollocksRoger Ford
2002-11-26Members LuncheonJim Cornell
2002-10-07The Welsh Highland RailwayGraham Cartland-Glover
2002-09-02“Rail” MagazineNigel Harris
2002-08-05Pendolino and West Coast Upgrade (Birmingham)Don Heath
2002-07-01The Traffic Commissioner in the 21CChris Heaps
2002-06-10The Railway ChildrenDavid Maidment
2002-05-13Channel Tunnel Rail LinkChris Jago
2002-04-18Ladies Luncheon
2002-04-08Hull Trains (York)John Nelson
2002-03-04The Railway Heritage CommitteeDr John Gough
2002-01-07Highlights of a Journey through South AmericaGordon Pettitt
2001-12-03Transport 2000Stephen Joseph
2001-11-05Members Luncheon
2001-10-01Rail Safety, Role and OrganisationBrian Alston
2001-09-03Out and About on the RailwaysHugh Gould
2001-08-06Pensions and Travel FacilitiesDavid Maddison/ Norman Wright
2001-07-02The Story of Chiltern RailwaysAdrian Shooter
2001-06-11Freight on RailLeslie Smith
2001-05-14Apologies from ChinaIvor Warburton
2001-04-09National Archive of Railway Oral History (York)Bob Urie
2001-03-05Traditions and Ceremonies - City of LondonPaul Taylor
2001-01-08An Outsiders ViewJeremy Long
2000-12-04The Post Office and rail transportAlan Williams
2000-10-02Virgin TrainsChris Green
2000-09-04Parliamentary MattersLord Tony Berkeley
2000-08-07Railway Memories and Railtrack (Birmingham)Dick Fearn
2000-07-03A Risk Manager's View of the Railway IndustryGerry Tollan
2000-06-05Stories of what the railway used to beDick Hardy
2000-05-08Revitalising Rural RailwaysDr. Paul Salvesen
2000-04-03Beware of Engines (York)John Hunt
2000-03-06Personal Finance and InvestmentRoger Temple
2000-01-10My work in the House of LordsLord Bill Bradshaw
1999-12-06Reconstruction – The Ambulance Service and OthersJohn Nelson
1999-10-04Pensions ForumJ Mayfield, D Maddison
1999-09-06Beating the Bug David Rayner
1999-08-02NEC’s role in the re-generation of BirminghamJohn Cole
1999-07-05Thameslink 2000Mark Causebrook
1999-06-07W(h)ither Franchising?Ivor Warburton
1999-05-10BR - the Last 23 YearsProfessor T R Gourvish
1999-04-12ECML - the Next Generation (York)Keith Robinson
1999-03-01RailNews and Other ThingsCyril Bleasdale
1999-01-04Railways in the Developing WorldJohn Craik
1998-12-07Integrated Transport PolicyProfessor Tony Ridley
1998-10-05A New Deal for RailwaysChris Austin
1998-09-07Personal InvestmentChris Ring
1998-08-03Harwich under Sealink & Sea ContainersColin Crawford
1998-07-06Sourcing PTE Services in the new Railway StructureMalcolm Keeley
1998-06-01On-board Signalling and Train Control Systems for twenty-first Century Peter Stanley
1998-05-11Planning & Implementation of a National Cycle NetworkJohn Grimshaw
1998-04-06APT with Hindsight (York)Alan Wickens
1998-03-02Who will make money out of Franchising - Operators, Tax Payers or Third Parties?Tim Powell
1998-01-05Life in the Freight Business after PrivatisationGeoff Hey
1997-12-01Transaid working with Save The ChildrenPeter Linney
1997-10-06The role of the Railway Heritage Trust in The New Industry StructureJim Cornell
1997-09-01Eurostar - a personal historyMichael Woods
1997-08-04Retired Railwaymen’s PensionsNorma Brass
1997-07-07Rail Privatisation - They think it’s all over - well it isHugh Jenkins
1997-06-02The Railway ChildrenDavid Maidment
1997-05-12Safety Decisions - an Art or a ScienceMajor Freddie Rose
1997-04-07When I’m Sixty Four (York)Bert Gemmell
1997-03-03No lawyers please we’re all railwaymenChris Blackman
1997-01-06Railways for the New MillenniumJohn Watts
1996-12-02Traumas of Rail PrivatisationBrenda Hanks
1996-10-07More of our Yesterdays Dick Hardy
1996-09-02A view from GermanyErnst Graefen
1996-08-05Netherlands RailwaysHans Hanenbergh
1996-07-08West Coast Main LineIvor Warburton
1996-06-03The Eurostar ServiceMike Etwell
1996-05-13Something Entirely DifferentPhil Lynch
1996-04-01Progress at the National Railway Museum (York)Andrew Scott
1996-03-04Where do we go from hereLord Mountevans
1996-01-08Railways-the Labour Party policiesClare Short