Basingstoke Station circa 1915
(Picture courtesy of Basingstoke Willis Museum)
Basingstoke Station 2010
(Picture by Ian Francis)
Basingstoke Station 2012
(Picture by David Brace)
|Welcome||Next Evening Meetings|
We are pleased you have found the official web site of the
Basingstoke & District Railway Society.
The Society was formed in 1974 to provide entertainment on railway related matters.
We meet twice monthly on a Wednesday evening between 19.45 and 22.00 at the Wote Street Club in the Basingstoke Town Centre.
Our membership number is around 80, male and female, young and old, and our meeting attendance is typically 40. The majority of our meetings take the form of an illustrated presentation by a top quality speaker.
Members pay an annual subscription of £5, plus a reduced admission fee of £2 at each meeting and enjoy many other benefits.
Visitors are welcome at all our regular meetings on payment of a £3 admission fee.
For those historians amongst you, we are pleased to include Chris Tolley's 'A History of the Railways around Basingstoke', accessible from our History page.
12th February 2020
The Future of Rail Freight
Maggie Simpson will discuss the often overlooked role of our railways in moving goods. Yet they play a majour role in the UK freight transportation. What are the trends, opportunities and challenges for rail freight on today's crowded network
26th February 2020
An Evening of Commercial Cine Films featuring Steam Trains
Ian Clare presents 4 commercial films. They are:
Fully Fitted Freight: 4.48pm Bristol to Leeds
Thunder Steam on Blue Ridge: Big American Steam Action
Power to Order: Steam loco build in Doncaster Works
HOF Pacific: German Pacifics in Action
11th March 2020
Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway
Paul Best describes the line's history and the plans for the 50th anniversary celecbrations.
25th March 2010
Richard Green brings us the story of the Society's 2019 European trip featuring photographic contributions from all involved.
For advanced notice during this year's programme, follow this link.
To receive email notification before each meeting please send an email with subject "Subscribe" to Publicity@BDRS70D.com
Picture of the Month February 2020
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Photograph by Andy Fewster.
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|Items of Railway Interest||Society Members Photo Archive|
For information about train movements through Basingstoke Station click here
The UK Steam Information website showing steam train schedules click here
Rail fares between any two stations on the UK network click here
The live departure board for passenger trains from Basingstoke. Click here
Get the cheapest tickets by splitting your journey! Click here for the link to the web site with all the information
Church Street Models, Basingstoke's specialist model shop. Click here for the link to their website.
|External links to the photographic efforts of current and past society members.|
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