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Historic Continental Visits

The 1936 visit to Sweden.  After passing through Belgium and Germany (just three years before World War II) and across the Baltic the L&CI enjoyed a varied tour of Sweden, visiting an gas manufacturing factory, the A.S.E.A. Construction Works, a Locomotive Repair works in Huvudverkstaden and the Norhab works, a power station and the SKF works in Goteberg.

The May 1938 visit to Northern Ireland and Scotland.  This must have been quite a week!!  Included on the visit was a tour round G.N.R. (Eire) Dundalk Works, L.M.S. (N.C.C.) York Road Works in Belfast, Harland & Wolff's Ship Building Yards in Belfast, a tour around the Co. Antrim Coast, the North British Locomotive Works in Glasgow, L.N.E.R. Works at Cowlairs, the Empire Exhibition at Glasgow, a Co-operative Wholesale Society's Warehouse (!) and a walk over the Forth Bridge.  If that was not enough, the Locomotive & Carriage Institution was given civic receptions by the Lord Mayor of Belfast and the Lord Provost in Glasgow.  Much of what was visited is now history - an interesting read.

An account of the 1935 visit to Switzerland - this page is still being completed.