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.
7th November 2018
Hosted by David Brace, this year's competition features a later date this year for society members to submit photo entries on a variety of railway topics and in a variety of formats.
21st November 2018
Home and Away
Ian Francis presents photos and commentary on his UK and Overseas travels during 2016-2018.
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"
For advanced notice during this year's programme, follow this link.
For advanced notice of next years 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 November 2018
|STOP PRESS NEWS|
A Northern Trains Leeds to Morecombe Pacer rattles across Hest Bank level crossing during April 2017.
Photograph by Andy Fewster.
Why not enter your picture for next month? eMail your image to: email@example.com
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|
|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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