Since the early days of the Circle there have always been other activities
in addition to the Tuesday evening club nights and formal meetings. During the 1950s and 1960s when branch line closures were
happening on a regular basis, many "last day" trips were made by the Circle. Other trips of a more general railway nature
were also undertaken. he four photographs below recorded, a visit to the Malmsbury branch, the last day of the passenger service
on the Garw branch in South Wales with Circle members in Nantymoel signal box (photograph: E.T. Gill), a visit to Thornbury
which had closed to passengers in 1940 but was still open for goods, and a visit to Sudbrook on the Welsh side of the River
Severn and site of one of the pumping stations for the Severn Tunnel. . .