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Hello and welcome to the online home of The British Transport Pensioners’ Federation. The BTPF provides a voice for everyone who has retired from our great railway industry and has been doing so since 1948.

There are fifty branches around the U.K. and Ireland, and members of other branches are welcome to go to their meetings, events and visits (booking may be required). Please check the BRANCHES list.

Please also note that all BTPF Branch, Council and National Meetings, Events and Visits, are all covered by our own Public Liability Insurance.

Please visit the NEWS pages for latest BTPF and Branch news. Also see the INDUSTRY NEWS page for the latest British railways news for various media. See below for links to these pages.


 

Concessionary Travel
Burden on Society or Valuable Asset?

by P G Rayner FCILT  FIRO Assoc. IRSE MCIM

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About The BTPF

BTPF - Chiltern Railways - Marylebone Station

The BTPF is the only recognised organisation which protects and maintains the well being of Railway People in retirement.

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Head to the News Page of the website to get the latest National and local branch news from the BTPF. Go to Industry News for the latest railway-related news.

 


 

Meet the Team

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The National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas (near Lichfield) in East Staffordshire is our national site of remembrance.  It was inspired by a visit to the Arlington Cemetery in the USA.

 


 

BRITISH TRANSPORT PENSIONERS FEDERATION

NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM

MONDAY 22nd MAY 2017

 

On Monday 22nd May the BTPF held a Remembrance Service at the Railway Memorial in the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas.

This year it is five years since the Memorial was dedicated and the short service was led by Ralph Coleman, the East Midlands Railway Chaplain. The serviced was attended by nearly thirty members and the Stonemason who installed the Memorial also joined the service. Les McDowell, National Chairman of the BTPF, laid a wreath on behalf of all members and the service concluded with a minute’s silence followed by a Blessing.

The BTPF will be in attendance at the Railway Memorial on 11th November 2017 at 11.00 for a brief service and the laying of a poppy wreath. All members are welcome to attend.

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BTPF Members at the Memorial

BTPF Members at the Memorial

Keith Rackham, Stonemason, tells members about the Memorial

Keith Rackham, Stonemason, tells members about the Memorial

Les McDowell (r) thanks Ralph Coleman (l) after the service.

Les McDowell (r) thanks Ralph Coleman (l) after the service.

Les McDowell, Chaitrman BTPF, lays the wreath at the Memorial

Les McDowell, Chaitrman BTPF, lays the wreath at the Memorial


BLUE PULLMAN

The picture below shows a 84xx Pannier banking a Blue Pullman up the Lickey Incline in April 1964, Alan Spencer one of our Derby Branch members was the Fireman on the Banker.  Alan started his railway career as an Engine Cleaner at Bromsgrove.  The train shown in the picture was a Swansea FC to Birmingham City FOTEX.
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Blue Pullman in 1964

Blue Pullman in 1964