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Continental Visits

An archive of past overseas visits by by the Locomotive & Carriage Institution since 1980.  Visits prior to then, including 'grand' overseas visits in the 1930's appear in the "History" section.

As well as Locomotive & Carriage Institution visits, also included are reviews on Charter Helvetica charter trains run by the Institution's Chairman, Alan Spencer.

As well as Locomotive & Carriage Institution visits, also included are reviews on Charter Helvetica charter trains run by the Institution's Chairman, Alan Spencer

The Institution’s visit to Ireland in 2016, including a visit to Inshicore Works, Dublin Area CTC, Drogheda Commuter Depot and Castlerea Museum

The Institution’s visit to Ireland in 2015, including a tour round Inchicore Works, Laois Traincare Facility,, York Road Depot in Belfast and the  LUAS Depot at Red Cow, Dublin.

A review of the Charter Helvetica charter train “The Lötschberg & Rhone Valley Explorer" 13th September 2009

A review of the Charter Helvetica charter train "The Geneva Connection" 12th September 2009

A write-up of the Institution's week long visit to Switzerland in 2002

An account of the Institutions day on BLS Lötschbergbahn  AG when we visited Spiez Signalling Centre and had cab rides through the LötschbergTunnel as part of the 2002 Swiss visit.

The Institution's Visit to Dresden Dampflok (Festival of Steam) in May 2002

The Institution's 2001 Tour to the Czech Republic.

The Institution's 1999 Trip to Spain.  Amongst other things included a tour of the AVE Depot in Madrid and a tour around ALSTOM works in Valencia building Class 67 locomotives for EWS.

Berlin "Phoenix Tour" in 1997.  Included in this tour were visits to the Berlin S-Bahn Main Works at Schneweide and ADdtranz works at Hennigsdorf,  

The 1996 trip to Sweden, some 50 years after the Institution's first trip.

An article on the Swedish X2000 tilting high speed trains written following a lecture on the 1996 Swedish trip..

The Institution's visit to Hamburg, Berlin and Dresden in September 1994.  Trip included a vist to the Hamburg ICE Maintenance Depot and Berlin S-Bahn Wannsee Depot.

An account of the Institution's visit to the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland in 1992