4th Annual Young Railway Professional’s Summer BBQ at Blackfriars, London

Almost 100 of the rail industry’s finest Young Railway Professionals attended the 4th annual summer BBQ on the 5th July 2013. This year it was held at Doggetts Coat and Badge overlooking Blackfriars train station (and the River Thames).

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YRP members chatting about fluid dynamics and the fact that membership to the YRP is free.

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YRP boast’s a 27% membership of women, exceedingly high in an industry with only 6% women. This is a testament to the forward thinking nature of the organisation and youth’s ability to move with the times and attract the best people into the rail industry.

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Tucking in to the mighty BBQ. Costs were subsidised by sponsors, Quattro.

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Peroni seems to the Young Railway Professional’s beer of choice – maybe they could be a future sponsor of some of the events?

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The men of TfL with special guests from MTR Hong Kong. Left to right, unknown, Michael Milner TfL, Kwan Kin Ting MTR Hong Kong, Tim TfL, Dr Martyn Chymera TfL and Toby TfL.

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The event started at 7 and the BBQ started serving food from 8.

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The main course finished… who’s for seconds?

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The ever so photogenic Damon High tucks in for food with his brother in law (also in the rail industry).

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At the end of the evening members of the committee pose for photographs! Left to right, Damon High, Ebeni, Stephen Head, Interfleet, Damon’s brother in law and Adam Stead – Qinetiq.

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Chatting with Julianna Moats, teaching Fellow from the University of Birmingham about the upcoming ‘Next Generation Rail: Inspiring the future of rail professionals’ event coming up.

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New YRP members with long standing committee members at the bar at the end of the evening.

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Looks like one or two of the YRP members may have missed their last train home!