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   LOCK-DOWN TRANSPORT ENTERTAINMENT

 

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.

You can read much more About Us or can Contact Us by using these links or clicking on the tabs above.

With no future meetings to advertise in this spot, the following YouTube Transport links are suggested to help entertain and inform. Our member's interests range across many transport modes, and these will be reflected here. 

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Union Pacific FEF #844 on Cheyenne Frontier Days Train.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhbCQ85nYNM

LMS Men of the Footplate 1939

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdGE3a31uJQ

1948 Tour of RMS Queen Elizabeth in Southampton 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN3jVlNBEWQ

Supermarine Spitfire MkXV11 in flight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf-SC-dfY0E

London Transport Aldenham Depot Test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42f3Cn6XlSk

 

To receive email notification before each meeting please send an email with subject "Subscribe" to Publicity@BDRS70D.com

 

Picture of the Month April 2020

 STOP PRESS NEWS

 

During a brief afternoon visit to Eastleigh Station on 3rd March, the late afternoon sun popped out to highlight GBRF Class 66758 "The Pavior" at the head of 4Y19 Mountfield to Southampton Western Docks. It is about to traverse the site of the recent Intermodal Train derailment under caution. Traffic on the through fast lines was slowed to 50mph under temporary speed restrictions.

Photograph by Andy Fewster.

Why not enter your picture for next month?  eMail your image to: web@bdrs70d.com

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Please Note:

Given the current advice on the Coronavirus Pandemic, and the subsequent closure of the Society's meeting venue, the Wote Street Club, there will be no Society meetings until further notice. The membership will be notified as soon as possible if the situation changes.

In the meantime the committee extends its best wishes to all the members of the society.

 

 Member's Area   Other Forthcoming Events


Members can view archive and other Society material with password a*ccess on the Member Login page

 

 

 

  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.

Ian Francis

Andy Fewster

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Launched December 2009       Last updated: 1st April 2020
his site was created by the late Chris Cullingham
and is now maintained by Members of the Society