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.

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


5th December 2018

Steam Locomotives Western USA

Chris Ardy presents photos and videos of steam locomotives from Colorado westwards, and north through California to Alaska.

19th December 2018

Christmas Film and Buffet

Dennis Waterman and George Cole star in the 1985 comedy thriller film "Minder on the Orient Express"

9th January 2019

A London Underground Miscellany Pt 1

Paul Joyce of the Reading Transport Group begins with the cut & cover Metropolitan Line then south over the District / LSWR line to Wimbledon finishing with the City & South London / Northern Line. History and Charles Holden's architecture will be discussed briefly for each line.

23rd January 2019

AGM followed by a members quiz set by David Brace and John Clark.



For advanced notice during this year's programme, follow this link.

The 2018 Programme 

For advanced notice of next years programme, follow this link

The 2019 Programme 


To receive email notification before each meeting please send an email with subject "Subscribe" to


Picture of the Month November 2018


The overall winning photo from the society's recent annual competition. A wood burning Resita built  0-8-0T locomotive overtakes a horse and cart on the adjacent road. Photograph taken during a FarRail organised tour of the Viseu de Sus narrow gauge forestry railway in Romania.  

Photograph by Tony Wright.

Why not enter your picture for next month?  eMail your image to:




Society Book Sale

During the year, a new stock of books donated by Society member Bayard Arriss will be available for sale.


 Member's Area   Other Forthcoming Events

Members can view archive and other Society material with password access 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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his site was created by the late Chris Cullingham
and is now maintained by Members of the Society