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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.

There are no field trips planned for now.

As mentioned above, the March and November field trips are suspended for now due to lack of numbers. It is also looking as though there will be no June 2018 trip either, as the current organiser steps down formally at the 2018 AGM in March, and no successor has yet come forward to continue the work.

Fancy yourself as Field Trip Organiser ? Click HERE to register your interest.

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