Basingstoke Station circa 1915  

(Picture courtesy of Basingstoke Willis Museum)

Basingstoke Station 2010 

(Picture by Ian Francis)

Basingstoke Station 2012

  (Picture by David Brace)



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 good 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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Busiest Iron Ore Railway Junction in Australia


Western China Sandaoling Coal Railway


English Electric Lightning Jet Fighter


Falkirk Canal Boat Lift




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Picture of the Month October 2020



GWR Class 802 003 leads a Penzance to Paddington 10 coach express passing Hungerford Common during a sunny 26th June 2020. The express is passing the signal controlling access to the up-line Hungerford loop.

Photograph by Andy Fewster.

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Please Note:

This Website will be unavailable on Friday 6th November 2020 between 21.00 and 22.00 hours during which time a much needed update will be performed.


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: 2nd October 2020
his site was created by the late Chris Cullingham
and is now maintained by Members of the Society